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

In this creative writing course, writers will learn how to take a story idea and write it for the screen.
Dana Leon | The Movie Kids Guide
25 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 4 learners
No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

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. 
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. 
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:
- 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. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
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.


Dana Leon | The Movie Kids Guide
Lives in the United States
Certified Special Education Teacher, Math and Film Enthusiast
25 total reviews
84 completed classes

About Me

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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