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Weekly Imagination Time: Interactive Story Telling/ Story Time Junior

Writing Skills and Story / Novel Crafting With a Published Author / Illustrator

Susan Howard
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(67)
All writing is story, whether you are trying to persuade, report, inform, inspire or entertain; learn to communicate clearly, effectively and with style while unleashing your imagination and creativity.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Students will:
 - Learn how to organize their ideas logically
 - Apply grammar, diction and sentence structure to craft clear, interesting sentences
 - Learn how to employ literary device
 - develop their understanding of story structure, pacing and flow, and use that knowledge to more competently craft a cohesive, tight     and satisfying plot
 - expand their creative toolbox to add flair and style to their self-expression
 - Develop project planning, goal-setting and organization skills
 - Improve their understanding of character, human behavior, motivation, and credibility.
I am a published author/illustrator of children's novels and picture books, adult fiction and nonfiction as well as a veteran homeschool and co-op teacher.  I believe that story is the foundation of civilization and a powerful communication tool that we can all use to share our unique perspectives with the world. 
Homework Offered
Students will be encouraged to write a story of their desired length, genre and content within the 10 week period by applying the in-class lessons and techniques. In order to get the most from this class, writing consistently each week is essential. A variety of templates and writing aids will also be provided to assist learners in their story creation. It is strongly recommended that learners complete these exercises.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Students will need a binder or folder for holding handouts and assignments as well as a spiral notebook for writing their story ideas. Handouts and exercises will be provided ahead of each class. Basic art supplies will be needed for some minor drawing projects - markers, colored pencils - whatever your child likes to draw with.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(67)
I love exploring the world in all it's wonder! As a veteran homeschooling mom and co-op teacher, I have taught just about every subject, but I most enjoy teaching history, art, and literature in an integrated, enriching way.  My classes... 
Group Class


for 10 classes
1x per week, 10 weeks
55 min

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(4)
Completed by 9 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-14
4-9 learners per class

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