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The Creative Writing Zone: Using Writing Prompts to Spark Creativity

English

The Write Stuff: Learning the Craft of Writing for Intermediate Writers

This 8-week course meets once per week and assists learners in increasing the quality of their writing.
Teacher Sallie (Sallie Johnakin-Putnam, EdD)
30 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
9-12
year olds
3-9
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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Description

Class Experience

Learners will become proficient in all traits of writing to include: 
Ideas: The meaning and development of the message.
Organization: The internal structure of the piece.
Voice: The way the writer brings the topic to life.
Word Choice: The specific vocabulary the writer uses to convey meaning.
Sentence Fluency: The way the words and phrases flow throughout the text.
Conventions: The mechanical correctness of the piece.
Presentation: The overall appearance of the work.
I am a licensed and experienced educator with over 28 years in public education. I have experience teaching first, second, fourth, and fifth grades, as well as tutoring pre-school through middle-school age. In addition to serving as a general education teacher, I have served as a literacy specialist and a math coach. I have experience working with students both in-person and virtually via a variety of platforms.  Recently, I earned my doctorate in curriculum and instruction and enjoy creating engaging and innovative classes to teach students new skills. I currently teach literacy instruction to pre-service teachers at the master's level and love having an influence on future teachers.
Each week, learners will have a trait to practice based upon the writing trait being covered that week. Some weeks there will be more homework than others, depending on the trait we are working on. 
Learners may draft their essay in any of the following ways: * Paper/Pencil * Word * Google Docs
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners may submit their examples to me for written feedback which will include what was done well and suggestions for improvement. 
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Teacher Sallie (Sallie Johnakin-Putnam, EdD)Veteran Educator With 28-Years of Educational Experience
30 total reviews
27 completed classes

About Me

I have spent the past 28-years serving students and their families in public education.  As a former elementary school teacher and now principal, the love of teaching and learning is at my core.  Throughout my teaching and administrative career, I... 
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