Creative Writing I
DescriptionDoes the dragon want to eat the unicorn? Can the princess save the prince from making a fool of himself? This introduction to creative writing for children ages 8 to 10 builds on children's natural love of hearing and telling stories. Students will be guided to an understanding of plot, characterization, and setting. There will be regular writing challenges, and the instructor will help students on an individual basis with their own writing projects.
This is a one-semester course with a second semester option. Students who have completed the first semester have the option of receiving personal tutoring as they meet with the instructor to work one on one on personal projects such as a novel, short stories, etc. for the second semester.
Live Class: Mondays at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Assignments: Writing assignments based on discussion and readings; individual projects
Duration: One semester: January 14 to May 18
Feedback will be provided on weekly assignments and projects. Grade recommendations are optional.
Students will need three books for this course: A Fairly Creative Guide to Telling Tales, The Death of Old Man Hanson, and Dragon Charmer.
Ages 8, 9, 10