English

Supportive Creative Writers Group: Writing Unique Books, Working Together.

Students will write a book from start to finish, using structures, prompts, tools and tips provided by the instructor (an author) and receiving feedback and encouragement from the instructor and from peers who are on parallel journeys.
276 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 9 learners
Class

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 10 weeks

9-13

year olds

2-9

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Oct 4

Oct 4 - Dec 6 (10 weeks)
Tuesdays
6pm - 6:55pm
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Wed Oct 5

Oct 5 - Dec 15 (10 weeks)
Wednesdays
11pm - 11:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Description

Class Experience

Students will work through the process of writing a book.  Students will learn to give and receive structured, respectful and constructive feedback.  Students will consider and practice aspects of writing such as creating compelling stories and characters, describing settings, writing dialogue, and more (please see weekly themes above).
Homework:  Learners will write each week and receive feedback on the portions of their writing they choose to upload each week.  Students should upload at least one paragraph, but are encouraged to upload more.  The amount of time this takes will differ for each individual learner.  Learners will be writing individually but will be offering structured feedback to other learners each week on the classroom page.

Learners will be completing their main project (writing a book) individually.  Occasionally we may do a short group writing project as a warmup during the live sessions, as it is a great way to get to know each other and find inspiration for new characters and settings.
Students will need a notebook or computer for writing assignments, and will need to be able to upload their writing to the class page between sessions. Handouts with tips for writing and resources for further study will be provided.

Please note: this class is focused on WRITING a chapter book, and does not cover formatting or publishing a book, so no specific software is necessary.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners define their own goals for this process of writing a book, and evaluate their own progress through self-reflection.  The instructor's role in this class is to provide structure, feedback and encouragement on the creative journey.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Meredith J. Berlin
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Creative Drama, Social Emotional Learrning, Writing, Improv & Acting and More
276 total reviews
447 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Meredith.  My favorite thing to do is CREATE in community, and that includes collaborating with my community of learners here on Outschool.  I love providing students with tools to communicate effectively and tell stories through... 
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