This course is for teachers to learn why some children have so much difficulty with reading and writing, often called 'dyslexia', and to learn more about best practice in teaching literacy to all in light of recent scientific discoveries.
Have you always dreamed of starting a book but have never had the courage? Have you started a book but are becoming hopeless? Do you enjoy creative writing? Do you want to polish your skills at creative writing? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this course is got you! It will get you started on the basics of writing a story, including character development, setting, plot, editing, and more.
Whether you want to be a serious writer, are a serious writer, or want to do creative writing as a hobby, this course will enlighten you and guide you through your story, and set you on the path of success!
Module 1: Finding the right idea
-Students can get inspiration for story ideas and/or think of story ideas
-Students can find their writing style
Module 2: The Blind Amnesic (creating a setting)
-Students can create and describe a setting
Module 3: Who are you?
-Students can create interesting characters
-Students can use this character's voice in their story
Module 4: Putting it all together
-Students can effectively create a plot
-Students recognize how to lead their readers through a plot the readers actually want to read
Module 5: Getting it just so...
-Students recognize the importance of rewriting and editing
-Students can edit their work
Module 6: Critics and Peers
-Students can give meaningful and helpful feedback for other's work
-Students understand how to collaborate on a story