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Story Gardens: Review Story Elements and Write a Story

We will study the elements of a story through a mentor text as we write our own stories. We will meet for 3 interactive classes. Students will help each other with their stories and present their stories during the last session.
Allyce Zimmer
356 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 10 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
45 minutes
per class
3x per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will review the story elements. They will help each other include details and clarify ideas in their stories. Finally, during the 3rd class, students will present their stories. The 3 days allow students to create a connection with each other, start and hopefully finish a project, without too much time to create boredom. Students have a purpose and audience for their writing. They build presentation skills and with that self-confidence. My recommendations are one way to advance their writing skills and encourage more writings.
My expertise lies in my passions. I am an avid reader and writer. Throughout my 15 years as a teacher, I have conducted many writing lessons and participated in many one-on-one or group writing conferences. I have written many grants, stories, and even legal documents. I am a proofreader yet I will not have the students edit their papers. It is more important to get all their ideas on paper. We will add revisions in the way of ideas, details, and the writer's voice. Mostly, I write and imagine for fun. I enjoy helping students grow in their writing skills and imagination. Through my enthusiasm, students are able to find their stories and capture them on paper. 
I find that many students enjoy working on their stories between classes. It is beneficial to write in a peaceful location without interruptions like in their bed, in a closest, outside under a tree, or any creative location. I prefer the students to put in 1 hour of writing time which includes daydreaming about their story between classes. 
Necessary: Paper, pencil, eraser Optional: Students may use a computer or tablet in the creation of their stories. Students are encouraged to write in class. Between classes, students may use speech to text to enable their stories to come alive.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The students will present their stories during the last class. I will give feedback within 48 hours of the last class through individual, private messages on Outschool. Feedback is invaluable. Students will not receive a score. My feedback includes: I am curious about.... Could you clarify...... I really liked this specific detail or story element.
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Allyce Zimmer
Lives in the United States
Making Learning Fun
356 total reviews
265 completed classes

About Me

"I don't know what to write about. Why do I have to edit my paper? I don't like writing." Have you heard similar statements in your home? I heard these statements so much that I decided to do something about it. I studied various ways to teach... 
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