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Summer Camp: Creative Writing Middle School

Debbie Davey Fukuda, M.Ed.
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In this two-week course, students will be working on writing an original story while developing reading and writing skills.

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 8
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
10 lessons//2 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Writing Process
Students will learn about the steps of the writing process and begin the step of brainstorming.
Lesson 2
Plot Structure
Students will learn about the elements of plot structure such as exposition, climax and resolution
Lesson 3
Students will learn about developing a character and creating a backstory to deepen a story.
Lesson 4
Students will learn about setting and the importance of adding sensory details to a setting.
Lesson 5
Students will learn both how to write dialogue and how to use dialogue to enrich a story.
 Week 2
Lesson 6
Students will learn the ARMS method for revising there story to present to the critique group.
Lesson 7
Students will use various techniques in order to edit their writing to present to critique group.
Lesson 8
Critique Groups
Students will present their writing in a critique group and receive feedback and reciprocate.
Lesson 9
Students will apply feedback from classmate's and their own writing goals to create a final draft.
Lesson 10
Students will edit their final draft and create a neat final presentation to turn in for a grade or teacher feedback.
I have a Bachelor's in Creative Writing, a Masters in Elementary Education, certification in English for grades 6-12. I'm also an active writer of children's picture books (in the editing process) and a member of an international society for children's book writers. 
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Frequency: available upon request
This class is differentiated in order to address English language learners needs.
Students will be using Google Docs in order to share their stories with the teacher
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Joined February, 2023
Teacher expertise and credentials
Massachusetts Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
Hi, my name is Debbie (short for Deborah)!  I'm offering both academic and creative writing classes. I have a Bachelor's in Writing from Eastern Oregon University, a Master's degree in  Elementary Education from Lesley University and certification... 
Group Class


weekly or $100 for 10 classes
5x per week, 2 weeks
45 min

Completed by 5 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-13
2-8 learners per class

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