You Can Write a Movie! (Film School for Kids) (FLEX)

Dana Leon | Reading | Math | Movies
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(39)
In this creative writing course, writers will learn how to take a story idea and write it for the screen.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Intermediate Level
This class is taught in English.
This class will satisfy the following Common Core ELA standards: W.3a-e, W.4, W.5, W.6, and W.10

- Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
- Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
- Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
- Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
- Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
- Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
- Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
- Use technology to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
I have taught the writing process in my 3rd and 4th grade classes and adapted them for a filmmaking club at my former school. Prior to becoming a teacher, I had worked on a few independent films and attended film school. 
Homework Offered
There will be writing homework for every lesson except for Lesson 1. Lesson 1 homework is more of a shift in mindset when watching movies. Students will be encouraged to see movies as mentors for their own writing, that they can pick up ideas from.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
- Writers will be given feedback on their work for each lesson before the next week. - Feedback will be given to all final projects. - Final grades available upon request.
Grades Offered
If not using a word processing program like Google Docs or Word, students will want to have a dedicated notebook.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Kahoot will be used for this class. Learners will not need an account. 

I will share templates through Google Docs. Learners can convert these to Word or use the templates as a guide in for how to organize their work in a dedicated notebook.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(39)
Welcome! I am Dana Leon, AKA The Movie Kids Guide™. I am a certified teacher,  professional editor, and author of The Movie Kids book series. I love to create fun, engaging lessons that are accessible for all learners. 

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Flex Class


weekly or $100 for 6 weeks
6 weeks

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
Completed by 12 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 8-12

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