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Picture This: Write a Story in Six Words or Less (Flex Class)

A new picture every day challenges students to write a story in six words or less. Students will receive 30 picture prompts (one a day) to practice writing clearly and efficiently. #creative
Janelle Fila
892 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$8 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

The students will practice boiling their ideas down to the core details and allowing the reader to fill in the rest. This will also force students to become better readers as they practice inferring what the six word stories mean. The goal is to get the students to be creative while still writing a story that makes sense. I hope they will use as many sensory details as possible so that students can learn to describe things they taste, touch, hear, and smell as well as see. 
I have a Master's Degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Spalding University. I love talking about all forms of writing and storytelling! Writing prompts are something I have used many times over the years, and I am excited to share this particular challenge with my students. Pictures have a way of opening up the mind to different creative ideas. My goal is to inspire younger learners to discover a passion for writing and help them learn how to take the ideas in their head and put them down on paper. I especially love trying new formats (like a six word story) and picture-based prompts because you never know what creative idea might show up! 
Students will receive one picture prompt each day. They will write one six word story each day in response to that prompt. By the end of the course, students will have 30 completed six word stories. In addition, students will have access to a single story in the classroom that we can all add six words to each day. 
I will comment on any stories shared in the classroom. I will focus on word choices and descriptions the students did exceptionally well and point out any words or emotions that could perhaps be stronger in future stories. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Janelle FilaLet's have some fun together!
892 total reviews
770 completed classes

About Me

I currently teach English Composition at the collegiate level. I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, so I teach reading and writing classes. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years, in all age ranges and... 
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