Fables, Myths, & Fairytales: Writing for Imaginative Kids (4th-5th Grades)
Live Online – Thursdays 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST) Also available On-demand Date: Aug. 25, 2022 -May 11, 2023
Instructor: Renee Metcalf
Course Description: No more staring at a blank paper! Using appealing classic literature along with IEW's text Fables, Myths, & Fairytales, students learn a systematic approach to writing. Checklists provide objectivity for a study that is often considered subjective, so students are not left floundering and wondering what their paper is supposed to contain. Participants learn note-taking, how to summarize stories and references, create a story from a picture, and compose their own tales. They learn that writing is a process that includes editing and revision. New techniques are learned in bite-sized pieces and children progress from being inexperienced writers, to writing with pleasure and confidence.
Goals and Objectives: Become acquainted with classic fables, myths, and fairytales. Learn to take notes and create outlines. Write summaries, descriptions, fables, myths, and narratives. Learn various stylistic techniques to improve the sound and fluency of writing. Learn different structures appropriate for the type of writing. Learn useful vocabulary designed for the topics. Apply skills of editing and revision.