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Weekly Creative Writing Club!
Rapid Creative Writing, With Prompts!
In this one-time course, learners will create and share their own short imaginative story based on one of many possible prompts.
US Grade 2 - 5
This class is designed to help kids: - become comfortable with creative writing (and/or drawing, if the learner wishes) - increase their confidence in expressing their imaginative ideas on the page - experience sharing their work with their peers - develop listening and appreciative feedback skills After a quick rundown of some basic elements of story (character, setting, problem), learners will choose from a list of creative writing prompts then create a story (using any combination of...
Students will learn: - how character, setting, and plot drive all stories - how to engage in story-creation using a prompt - how to actively listen to each other and give appreciative feedback
I have been teaching secondary-level English, Social Science, and Special Education in a large public school district for 15 years. I have taught small Creative Writing for Kids classes, and have incorporated creative writing strategies into my work as a tutor. My own child is an avid reader and storyteller, so my expertise comes from this as well. Lastly, my short stories have been published in a range of literary journals.
Learners will be invited to write and/or draw their story, so this means: - If the learner wants to DRAW as part of this class, they will need paper, and something to draw with, preferably coloured pencils or markers. - If the learner wants to WRITE as part of this class, they will need paper, pen/pencil, or a device they already know how to use for the purpose of word processing.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Learners will be asked to not include violence or excessively upsetting content in their stories.
The course image is "Fantasy Dragon" by RL Fantasy Design Studio is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
Meet the teacher
Sharing stories helps the world go 'round! I am a Certified Secondary School Teacher with 15 years of classroom teaching experience in English, Social Science, and Special Education. I have a particular passion for engaging with students about...
Live video meetings
3-6 learners per class