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Write Together! Creating Stories (Ages 8-10)

Collaborate with your classmates to write together: create characters, setting, and obstacles for a fun and engaging story.
Annie Downer, MFA
102 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
30 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
8-10
year olds
2-6
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

In all my creative writing classes, the main goal is for students to learn confidence in their own writing and to enjoy writing creatively.
I have been writing stories since I was four, including group stories with friends. I have an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults and have taught creative writing at the middle school level. I maintain involvement in the writing community through critique groups, writers’ forums, conferences, etc. I love giving students opportunities to practice, explore, and learn creative writing.
We will do most of the writing in class, but students may be given optional assignments to help them think about our story.
I will take notes on the class story, but if students would also like to take notes or sketch ideas, they may want paper and a writing utensil. Handouts will be supplied on a class-by-class basis.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I will guide discussion to make sure it is age appropriate. Land of Stories (magic), Wings of Fire (dragons), and Percy Jackson (mythology) are often mentioned. 

We will discuss conflict, antagonists, villains, and challenges. At this age range, conflict is usually in the form of disagreements between friends, natural disasters, villages attacked by dragons, etc. However, villains such as witches and evil overlords are often mentioned.

Please contact me with any concerns before class.
I may reference Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine, which is an excellent resource for creative writers of all ages.

Teacher

Annie Downer, MFAAuthor, Teacher, Editor
102 total reviews
145 completed classes

About Me

I have been writing stories since I was four years old and have pursued writing as a career since the age of twelve. I hold a BA in Digital Writing and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. My in-person teaching experience includes... 
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