Beginning Story Writing Online Course
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Who: Students going into 3rd & up**
What: Beginning Story Writing: The Tall Tale
In this course students will improve their writing and storytelling by learning:
4 elements of a story
Basic plotting, beginning, middle, end
Showing vs. Telling
Descriptive writing: 5 senses, adj, synonyms, etc.
Using figurative language: hyperbole, personification, similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, etc.
Varying sentence structure
**Online course requires daily reading and homework assignments with assistance from parents
Course also includes lessons and individual edits to help each student improve. There will be a daily schedule for live Q & A!
When: Mon – Friday
Where: Online Google or Facebook group by invitation only after registration
How: Preregistration $50 through Paypal, must inquire through writerinterrupted(at)gmail(dot)com or fill out form below with Beginning Story Writing: The Tall Tale in subject line
Class size is limited to 6-8 students. If class size is full, you will be put on the waiting list for the next course.
“If you are thinking about publishing a book, she’s amazing. If you just want to write a story, she’s amazing. I highly recommend her classes.” - Katherine, 11 yrs old
EXAMPLE of 3rd grade student:
Pecos Bill Tames the Sun
By Joel, 3rd grade
One day when the wild west was hot as burning lava a boy named Pecos Bill was slouching on a cactus using his hand as a fan. He could not stand how hot it was. It was about 11,000 F. It was crazy! People were dying by the second. Nobody could get a drink anymore because all the lakes were dried up because of the heat.
Pecos Bill was drinking his own sweat when he heard the howl and a hiss of a coyote and a snake. The snake had just eaten the baby coyote. Pecos Bill ran as fast as thunder to jump and land on the snake. It died.
He kept the dead snake and made it as his whip. One day when Pecos was dropping sweat in gallons, he saw a toad as big as a buffalo jumping about a billion miles high. Pecos hopped on him and went so high he could almost touch the sun. At the moment his head looked up, he had an idea.
Pecos Bill sped across the world to the Mediterranean Sea. He ran around in circles so fast he could pick up the water. He picked up the water and ran back to the toad. The toad jumped when he was close enough to the sun, he tossed it, and it wasn’t so hot any more, finally. Pecos Bill made history.
When days aren’t ever a billion degrees, think of Pecos Bill.