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Story Writing 102: Writing in Different Genres

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Dr. Harper, Ed.D.
Average rating:4.6Number of reviews:(354)
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.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
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. 
Homework Offered
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.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students are assessed by their written reflections on each of the six genres.
Grades Offered
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. 
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.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.6Number of reviews:(354)
Profile
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... 
Group Class

$150

for 6 classes
2x per week, 3 weeks
55 min

Live video meetings
Ages 9-13
3-6 learners per class

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