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A Writer’s View: The Writing Process

English

Story Writing 102: Writing in Different Genres

In this three-week, six-session course, students will explore writing in the different genres of realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, adventure, fantasy, and science fiction.
Dr. Harper, Ed.D.
325 total reviews for this teacher
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55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 3 weeks
9-13
year olds
3-6
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

1)	Students will be introduced to the literary terms protagonist, antagonist, secondary characters, first-person point of view, third-person point of view, tone, conflict, climax, and resolution/confusion. 

2)	Students will read, analyze, and examine characteristics of realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, adventure, fantasy, and science fiction genres. 

3)	Students will complete a questionnaire that examines potential characters, settings, points of view, plots, and conclusions for each fiction genre. 

4)	Students will select a genre and complete story planning sheets for their original story using the elements created in Story Writing 101: Parts of a Story. 
Reading & ESL specialist credentials and veteran English language arts classroom teacher. 
Students will be writing reflections on each genre after each session. If time allows, this assignment will begin in class but will need to be completed after class. 
1) Writing folders--provided by the student. 2) Word study document--provided by the teacher. 3) Realistic fiction note-taking document--provided by the teacher. 4) Historical fiction note-taking document--provided by the teacher. 5) Mystery note-taking document--provided by the teacher. 6) Adventure note-taking document--provided by the teacher. 7) Fantasy notetaking document--provided by the teacher. 8) Science fiction notetaking document--provided by the teacher.
Students are assessed by their written reflections on each of the six genres. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Books used include
1. Realistic Fiction/No More Dead Dogs, by Gordon Korman.
2. Historical Fiction/Bud, Not Buddy. By Christopher Paul Curtis.
3. Mystery/Five-Minute Whodunits, by Stan Smith.
4. Adventure/Holes, by Louis Sachar.
5. Fantasy/The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman.
6. Science Fiction/Michael Vey Prisoner of Cell 25, by Richard Paul Evans.

Teacher

Dr. Harper, Ed.D.
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Lives in the United States
Dr. Debra Harper, Ed.D.
325 total reviews
678 completed classes

About Me

Greetings OutSchool Parents and Students! 
I am Dr. Debra Harper. My specialty areas of teaching are English language arts, beginning, intermediate, and secondary reading skills, beginning, intermediate, and secondary writing instruction, reading... 
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