Under Sea Stories & Fantasy Writing Camp: Mermaids, Pirates, & Monsters
A one-week creative writing camp full of rich world building prompts with undersea characters like mermaids & monsters. Write fiction to build storytelling, listening, & speaking skills. #1 in creative writing series of fantasy workshops.
203 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 35 learners
5x per week
over 1 week
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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We'll start by brainstorming different creatures and characters that can live under the sea. Let your imagination go wild, creating octopus kings, mermaid clans, or strange, powerful creatures that lurk in the deep. There's no homework--just fun, as students improve their writing skills and practice their presentation skills by reading their work out loud to others if they want to. FOR PARENTS: We will start by brainstorming a map of our new world so students can visualize an underwater...
Learning Goals: FOR PARENTS: As the class goes on students will get practice in: • Organizing their thoughts with pre-writing exercises • Reading their work out loud • Listening to their peers in an engaged and respectful way • Giving articulate, respectful, and helpful feedback to their peers • Developing focus and concentration on a task • Letting their creative ideas flourish • Exciting collaborative engagement with other students
This workshop is for teens who relish a creative challenge. There's so much to write about--new characters, new creatures, new adventures--your teen won't want to stop even after writing time is over. The collaborative world building element of creating their own planet creates a bond between students that they won't forget. This instructor has seen tremendous, professional writing emerge from students while using this format.
Students should have access to writing paper and pen for each workshop class. We want to put our inner critic away--it's too easy to erase words on the computer. Tip: have a folder on hand so you can put stories from the workshop together at the end of each day.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students are keenly aware of their peer's reactions to their work. They know when everyone is listening breathlessly. They know when everyone is excited about their writing. Positive reinforcement for strong writing from the group encourages students to write at a more challenging level.
2 hours 55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Leeyanne Moore MFAFostering creative genius--one student at a time
203 total reviews
122 completed classes
Hello everybody! I have an MFA from Syracuse University where I was a University Fellow, and BA from Smith College where I won many prizes in fiction and playwriting. I'm a published fiction author, and have received many grants. I've also taught...