English

Writing Skills: Creating Art With Words

In this ongoing writing course, learners will bloom as authors as they develop writing skills, learn to edit, and grow through sharing their work.
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks

10-13

year olds

3-10

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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

Students will learn to write a rough draft, edit their work, and finish a creative writing project. They will learn to identify and use active and passive voice, how to develop characters and write dialogue, and how to write effective descriptions.
I am an author, with books published in both fiction and non-fiction genres. I am also a professional artist. I consider words to be as much of an artistic tool as paint and brushes. 

As a child, I loved to write stories and poems; I even enjoyed the writing assignments in school. In college, I studied psychology and biology, but I loved English so much that I took literature and creative writing classes just for the fun of it. I ended up with a degree in psychology with a concentration in English and biology. (Facepalm: I later discovered that I was just three credits shy of earning a degree in English, too.) 

I have a deep love and respect for the power and potential of words. I am excited to help fellow word artists release their creative energy and use their words to change the world around them.
Students can work on their writing projects outside of class. This is not mandatory, but they can finish or refine a writing element in preparation for the next class.
Students will need a pen and paper or writing software on their computers. I will present the option of using free editing apps.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
There will not be an assessment.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will look at a free writing app called Grammarly and a collaborative writing tool called Gimkit Ink.

Teacher

Maria BowieWelcome Fun-loving, Creative-minded, Knowledge-hungry, Fearless Adventurers. Enter your world of learning and self-discovery.
71 total reviews
78 completed classes

About Me

Hello Creative Minds, Knowledge Seekers, Adventure Lovers, and World Changers! 

I am a high-energy, fun-loving teacher who loves to interact with my students and engage their hearts and minds. I empower them to take an active role in their... 
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