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The Ultimate Mystery Writing Class for Kids!

In this 6-week, 12-session class, students will write their own mystery story using skills and strategies they learn from National Board Certified elementary school teacher and award-winning children’s book author Steve Reifman.
Steve Reifman
3 total reviews for this teacher
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Class
40 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 6 weeks
9-13
year olds
3-18
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course 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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Class Experience

Students will learn effective strategies that help them craft their own mystery story.
I am a National Board Certified elementary school teacher, children’s book author, and avid reader and writer. I have taught writing every year of my 28-year career, and I have been thoroughly trained in the Teachers College approach to Writing Workshop. It's very important to me that my students develop strong writing skills and habits, express themselves freely and confidently, and find the subject interesting and engaging.
After each class, students may need time to complete that day's step(s) before the next class meeting. On most days the time required should be less than a half hour. On occasion, such as during drafting, when the kids write the first draft of their mysteries, they may need more time than that.
Students may write their mysteries on a device or with pencil/pen and paper
Students will not receive any formal grades or scores for their mysteries. Students may share their work with me at any stage of the process, and I will gladly offer feedback. I am always happy to give compliments and provide suggestions for improvement. 
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The Ultimate Mystery Writing Guide for Kids by Steve Reifman
(I will provide a copy of the guide to students for easy reference to any of the lessons we do in class.)

Teacher

Steve Reifman
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
National Board Certified Elementary Teacher & Author
3 total reviews
7 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Steve Reifman, and I am a National Board Certified elementary school teacher, author, and workshop presenter in Santa Monica, CA. During my 28-year career I have developed a “whole child” approach that empowers students and... 
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