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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.
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$18 per class
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40 minutes per class
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This 6-week, 12-session class is designed for children 9-13 years of age who are interested in writing their own mysteries. Drawing on my experience as both a 28-year National Board Certified elementary school teacher and the author of the award-winning Chase Manning Mystery Series, I will take students step-by-step from the beginning of the writing process to the end and help them craft stories that will keep readers guessing and on the edge of their seats! It doesn’t matter whether students...
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.)
National Board Certified Elementary Teacher & Author
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
18 total reviews
20 completed classes
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...