Online Creative Writing Class for Homeschoolers
55 minute, 17 week Semester, $238. Class meets 17 weeks. 24 hour reschedule policy.
Creative Writing ages 10-13
In this 16 week course meeting once a week, writers will explore different writing styles.
Does your preteen like writing stories and creating characters? Maybe they think like writing but struggle to organize their ideas. In this writing club, young writers will explore different writing styles. Through the use of both writing prompts and writing challenges, writers will explore their writing ideas while improving their writing skills.
Each week, our first class will cover story structure and begin their writing project. At the end of class, students will submit their stories for feedback.
This class has a 5 Star rating on Outschool.
This is the semester long version of Creative Writing Club. Students who have taken the 8 week course are welcome to take this semester course or take The Writer’s Room. The 16 week semester places more emphasis on the following: writing longer works, editing, and analysis.
What we will cover:
– Week 1: Writing fiction in the first person
– Week 2: Writing fiction in the first person
– Week 3: Writing fiction in the first person
– Week 4: Analyzing fiction in the first person
– Week 5: Writing fiction in the third person
– Week 6: Writing fiction in the third person
– Week 7: Writing fiction in the third person
– Week 8: Analyzing fiction in the third person
– Week 9: A creative approach to non-fiction
– Week 10: A creative approach to non-fiction
– Week 11:A creative approach to non-fiction
– Week 12: Analyzing non-fiction
– Week 13 : Study of a one-act play and screenplay
– Week 14 : Adapting your story to a one-act play or screenplay
– Week 15 : Adapting your story to a one-act play or screenplay
– Week 16: Presenting your one-act play or screenplay
Like writing stories and creating characters? Struggling to organize ideas. In this writing club, writers will explore different writing styles. Through the use of both writing prompts and writing challenges, writers will explore their writing ideas while improving their writing skills.
Week 1: We will cover story structure and start our writing projects. At the end of class, students will submit their stories for feedback.
Week 2: Students will revise their writing and be introduced to another writing concept. Students will revise their writing and have social time with peers to discuss the status of their work in addition to learning about each other.
Week 3: Students will revise their writing and use breakout rooms for peer to peer feedback.
Week 4: Students will explore an author that demonstrates the writing style we are focusing on. Students will share their final draft with peers in small groups.
This cycle repeats 3 times.
Week 13: Students will look at the formatting differences between plays and screenplays.
Week 14: Students will adapt one of their written works from weeks 1-12 into a one-act play or screenplay.
Week 15: Students will share adaptation with peers for feedback and complete final revisions.
Week 16: Students will have peers read aloud their adaptations
Each class is 75% writing, 25% discussion and reading.
Learners should feel comfortable using google docs.
Students must use an electronic device that offers both a camera and a microphone. Students are not required to have their camera on during the entire class. I respect that some students work best when they don’t feel like they are being watched. By registering for this class each student understands that they must have their camera on at the start of class and during peer to peer discussion. Parents will be notified of disruptive behavior.
If your family experience tech issues that prevent your child from completing a class or class assignment please notify me immediately so that we may find a solution that will allow your child to fully benefit from the class.Parent Login
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Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
Classes are taught through Zoom. You do not need to download the Zoom app to attend. You may use a computer, table, laptop, or smartphone. If you prefer to simply call in, know that the instructor cannot see you.
DO I HAVE TO SHARE MY CAMERA?
Sharing your camera is necessary for all movement classes and most group classes. All students must do a verbal/ visual check in at the start of class. If your kiddo is shy or your family has other reasons for not wishing to share your camera please carefully review our studio policies prior to registration.
If your child is concerned about other students “seeing” them contact us to discuss.
DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?
We understand that restrictions on movement has impacted many families differently. Our class sizes are small to allow for improved student teacher and peer to peer communication. By booking a class or appointment, we are turning away other interested parties.
We are unable to provide refunds, but will work with you to renegotiate services provided should a significant change in financial ability or physical health impact your child’s ability to continue with programming.
CAN WE RESCHEDULE OUR CLASS?
Understandably your availability may change. If you need to reschedule please provide as much notice as possible. If it is at least 24 hours before you class is scheduled to start you will be able to reschedule using the parent portal. For less than 24 hours email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IF THE CLASS ISN’T WHAT I EXPECTED?
We work hard to provide clear class descriptions. If you are registered for the same class more than once and your child does not enjoy the class contact us. We will transfer your child to a class that is more suitable. Email email@example.com
DO I HAVE TO PAY PER CHILD?
Yes because class size is small we do ask that you pay per child. If you have more than 2 children participating, email us for a discount.
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WHAT IF WE NEED TO CANCEL?
Reschedule request may be made no less than 24 hour before the scheduled start time. For a class credit.
If you are experiencing a health emergency that prohibits providing advanced notice, please contact us to discuss.
If you wish to cancel a class, you must provide at least 24 hours notice to receive a class credit to your account. We do not issue refunds. Be sure to check your time zone.
MY COMPUTER CRASHED! WHAT DO I DO?
Tech Issues- Your internet may crash or the dreaded Microsoft Updates may take over. We get it, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a class credit applied to your account. Your class credit must be used within 30 days of the original class date.
WE HAVE SHARED CUSTODY. CAN WE STILL JOIN?
We are happy to help your family select a class package that works with your needs. Contact us at email@example.com