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The Short Story: An Author's Guide to Writing

Mr. LeCara
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(163)
Finally, a course that has budding authors look at stories as both the writer and the reader. It's also a great opportunity to better understand what teachers are looking for when covering fiction in class.

Class experience

  • Read and comprehend at grade level
  • Support and challenge opinions in discussion
  • Use critical approaches to analyze meaning literally and symbolically
  • Examine themes in writing
  • Respond to a text by employing personal experiences and critical analysis
  • Analyze ideas, syntax, and word choice to reveal an author’s purpose
  • Employ literary elements such as point of view, tone, imagery, voice, metaphor, figurative language
With a wealth of experience as a published author and a seasoned teacher specializing in reading and writing, Mr. LeCara brings a deep passion for exploring the vast dimensions of the human experience through the written word. His expertise lies in guiding students on a transformative journey of self-expression and creativity, empowering them to unlock their writing potential. With Mr. L as your guide, get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure of words, where the power of storytelling comes alive.
Homework Offered
HOME ASSIGNMENTS • Wk01/S01 assignment: read/analyze short story • Wk02/S02 assignment: dialogue exercise • Wk03/S03 assignment: character and conflict exercise; storyboard plot • Wk04/S04 assignment: short story writing exercise • Wk05/S05 assignment: edit/revise draft
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Learner progress will be assessed by/through: -session engagement with instructor and peers -sharing of creative work and ideas -completion of assignments
Grades Offered
To succeed in the course, 
  -be familiar with how to access Outschool, the course's main page, and the "Teacher Tab"
  -check Outschool for wrap-ups posted after each session, including reminders and handouts
  -consider having a small pad for longhand journaling and other exercises throughout the course
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(163)
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Group Class


weekly or $120 for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
60 min

Completed by 4 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-16
2-10 learners per class

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