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Wonderful Writing

In this fun class we will explore the secrets of wonderful writing. Bring a piece of creative writing of your own or use a given prompt in class to create a piece in your chosen genre.

Wonderful Writing

Description

In this class we will delve into the following:

How to plan your writing - what are the plot, setting, characters?
How to engage your reader's senses using rich descriptive word choices.
How to use question words to explain fully the who, where, what, why, when and how of your story.
How to catch your reader's attention with strong beginnings and surprise endings.
How to vary sentence length to ensure your writing is not boring!
How to use direct speech to bring your characters to life.

These questions can be applied to the fiction genre or text type of your choice - short story, playscripts....it's up to you and your imagination!

Learning Goal
  • Students will use their imagination to develop a piece of creative writing in the style of their choice.
  • Students will apply writing techniques to tighten and improve their creative writing skills.
Language Conducted
  • English
Requirement
  • Samples of written work
Home Work
  • Class will end with a take-away - something to think about or apply to future writing.
Time Commitment
  • 1 x 50 minute class sessions plus any outside writing time as per individual student.
Outcome
  • Writer engages the reader with fresh information or perspective on a focused topic.
  • Writer utilizes organizational structure to enhance the ideas and make them easier to understand.
  • Writer makes choices appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.
  • Writer uses language to convey precise and compelling meaning and/or create a vivid picture for the reader.
  • Writer controls sentences so the text flows smoothly when read aloud.
  • Writer demonstrates proficiency with grade-appropriate conventions such as spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Writer presents a finished piece that is easy to read, polished in presentation, and pleasing to the eye.

Class Schedule

Once a week

One-Time Class
50 minutes
Class Duration
2 Kids
Class Size
Ages 7-18
Age Range
USD 32.90 Total
Price Per Learner (USD)

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Meet Course teacher

My name is Shannon and I am a qualified Drama and English teacher from Australia. In 2017 my family and I (my husband and two teenage sons), sold everything we owned to travel the world and learn from all that it has to offer. We are currently based in Vietnam and I am teaching English online.
I graduated university with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours in Theatre 1994 and since that time have been working as a professional actor, director and teacher. I also hold a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (Secondary) as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. I have both an Advanced and Professional TESOL Certificate and hold an International English Teaching Licence as well as an Australian teaching license.
In 2004 I started my own Theatre school called TheatreMax, offering drama classes and productions for ages 3 through to adults and my background in Theatre translates into my English teaching style. My teaching focus is very much student led and interest driven with a focus on creativity, storytelling and confidence building. I also homeschool (or worldschool as we are travelling!) my two boys and believe in people following their passions, trying, failing and then trying again.
I have extensive experience working with students with both physical and intellectual disabilities and have worked as a classroom teacher in Australian high school mainstream and support units. Fun fact, in the 90’s I used to travel around Australia dressed up as a purple fluffy creature called Tickle the Doodat for a children’s group called The Hooley Dooleys. I am an accomplished script writer and have been commissioned to create productions for community groups around such issues as pollution and bullying. I have worked with many community and school groups of various ages and nationalities and in various countries to devise performances for cultural and arts festivals.
No matter what class of mine you choose you will develop your creativity and confidence and have fun!
Please note that all my classes require a minimum of three students to run and can be scheduled at a time to suit you. Contact me to arrange a class today!








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Parent Reviews

Steph on Aug 23 about Intro to Impro

I think the other learners should expect lots of fun and games, with education too. Parents should be happy to know that this is a very creative and impro-ish class that will boost their kids' creativity. Kids who are looking to improve their emotion-acting skills will benefit most. From Summer '10 :D


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