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In this class students will learn through the process of discussing aspects of good storytelling, reflecting on their personal stories, and writing alongside the teacher. Then the class will split off into breakout rooms to work on personally crafting their narrative. The teacher will conference with individual students during this process. We will cover the aspects of why we tell personal stories and story mapping in this class.
Students will be able to integrate various writing tools to create a narrative about a specific moment/event from their personal lives.
I am offering this class because I believe that students learn best when they write about what they know. Writing about one's own life is a great place to start because it's something we know very well. I also believe that reflecting on one's personal story, and being able to share it well with others, can be an empowering for all people.
Students will need paper and a writing utensil if they will want to write brainstorm on paper instead of on a Google Doc. All other document materials will be provided by the teacher.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There no topics of sensitive nature that are set to be discussed during this class, but students might want to write about difficult moments/events from their life. If the topic is deemed too mature, or inappropriate, I will ask the student to write about another moment/event at least for this class.
Matthew Kitchen M.T.High School English Teacher | Making Education Engaging
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76 completed classes
• Mr. Kitchen was born, raised, and lived in Manassas, Virginia all the way until attending William & Mary where he majored in Theatre and Creative Writing. • Upon graduating, he came to fully realize his love of teaching and moved to Richmond...