Summer Camp: Write a Chapter Book or Book of Stories

Kim Purcell MFA
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(124)
In this fun, interactive winter camp, students will write a story or chapter every day and improve their writing fast.

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 5
Intermediate Level
Students will learn everything they need to know to write a novel. This is listed in detail above, but we will cover all areas of craft, including character, setting, plot, tension, dialogue, and literary devices. This will not only help them with their fiction, but also every area of writing. 
I have over twenty years of experience teaching both creative writing and English as a Second Language. I run a successful afterschool creative writing program in Los Angeles with a waitlist to get in. I love teaching on Outschool. My goal is to inspire kids so they love writing. 
Homework Offered
I will encourage them to complete one scene a day.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
I will read their writing each day they send it to me. I will tell them what I love, and give them suggestions to help them improve.
Grades Offered
This class is designed to be low-pressure and fun, suitable for ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, and ESL. There is no requirement to read out loud or even speak out loud. Students can use the chat to communicate. 
Students will need a notebook, a pen, markers and a computer for writing. I will be giving them a workbook for brainstorming before the class, as well as a daily guide for each session to give them ideas for what to work on when they sit down to write outside of the camp. I've attached the PDF for brainstorming some of the elements of their novel before they start the class. I will also be giving them three mini workshops on character, story idea and plot before camp starts. After the camp, they will receive five bonus recorded workshops to keep them writing. 
I will be using examples from children’s books. 

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(124)
I love helping my students improve their writing and seeing their confidence grow. 

My classes are fun and inclusive. I have over twenty years of experience teaching in a multi-sensory and interactive way: English, literature, fiction,... 
Group Class


for 4 classes
4x per week, 1 week
55 min

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(33)
Completed by 210 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 7-10
3-12 learners per class

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