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Tell Me A Story: Getting Ideas onto Paper (Writing Curriculum for Grades 2-4)

This ongoing class is perfect for reluctant or beginning writers who will use picture prompts to tell stories, organize their ideas, and put these ideas onto paper.
Kim Musolff
196 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 5 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Upon completion of the first semester of this class students should be more comfortable writing longer stories.  They will learn things like:
-how to get thoughts onto paper
-elements of a story
-efficiency with conventional spelling & mechanics of writing
I am a Colorado-certified teacher who has been teaching students in grades K-8 for over 20 years.  I have taught in a variety of setting, including public schools, homeschool environments, as well as alternative education venues.  I have been engaging students on Outschool for over 2 years.  
There is no assigned homework, however, students may wish to add to their stories throughout the week.  There is time for sharing at the beginning of each class.  
Students will need a writing journal. At this level, students may use a primary writing journal like in the link below or a regular spiral-bound notebook or composition book. If your student has trouble forming letters or keeping them on the lines, the primary journal would be a better choice. If they write smaller and have good handwriting, you can use the spiral or composition book. Primary writing journal (available on Amazon for about $6):
Informal assessment is happening all the time in my classroom!  I am constantly adjusting my teaching according the needs of my students.  
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The Brave Writer curriculum is the foundation of the curriculum for this class.


Kim Musolff
Lives in the United States
MindSpark Learning Founder & Teacher
196 total reviews
149 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I'm a Colorado-certified elementary teacher and a veteran homeschool parent of 4 children.  For over 20 years, I've taught hundreds of children in grades PreK-8 in a variety of settings.  In 2016, I founded and ran a microschool for 3 years,... 
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