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ELEMENTARY CREATIVE WRITING

 
VIDEO: ABOUT Elementary Creative Writing

Students ages 7 and 8 are usually exploding with ideas. But this is an age during which, very often, the student encounters great resistance to his own perceptions and ideas, and even disapproval when he expresses them. Often, the resistance encountered is well-meaning, an attempt to help educationally "shape" the student. But such "help", no matter how well intended, is nearly always destructive of the student's own ability to perceive, create and express himself. These important skills must be protected and enhanced in anyone, but most particularly in a young student.

These are the tasks of our Elementary Creative Writing Courses. The student does ... More...

ELEMENTARY CREATIVE WRITING

Students ages 7 and 8 are usually exploding with ideas. But this is an age during which, all too often, the student encounters great resistance to his own perceptions and ideas, and even disapproval when he expresses them. Often, the resistance encountered is well-meaning, an attempt to help "shape" the student. But such "help", no matter how well-intended, is nearly always destructive of the student's own ability to perceive, create and express himself. These important skills must be protected and enhanced in anyone, but most particularly in a young student.

These are the tasks of our Elementary Creative Writing Courses. The student does NOT work on syntax, sentence construction, or most technical elements of language or writing (including spelling). Instead, at this young age, he explores through carefully constructed exercises and lesson plans, ways and means of expressing himself and his own viewpoints in words. These exercises are fun. At this age, we expect the student to handwrite, or type his stories. (In Starter, they are generally dictated.)  How the student gets words on paper is not important.  The fact that the student creates something unique, and that they know they created it, is important.  From such beginnings writers are born.

On this level, the student is taught the basic parts of language such as nouns, verbs, etc. These are then used creatively as springboards for creative exercises. This is a unique and effective approach unique to Elementary level Connect The Thoughts Creative Writing courses your unlikely to find anywhere else.  It makes learning about the language creative and fun, even as the student develops writing skills.

Each course at this level consists of a semester worth of lesson plans at three per week, for about 18-19 weeks. Semester I, as an example, has 57 lesson plans, which are intended to be done one per day, three times per week.

To find out more about this program, please take a look at the video that you'll find toward the top right of this page. Then take a look at the description and samples provided for each course.

 
 

 

Creative Writing I (1) - Semester I
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Creative Writing I (1) - Semester I

The student learns basic elements of the English language and immediately puts them to creative use, building his own stories out of nouns and verbs and adjectives and adverbs of his own choosing. ...

Creative Writing II (2) - Semester II
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Creative Writing II (2) - Semester II

Students ages 7-8 learn about pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, articles, plots and essential story writing concepts, while authoring dozens of increasingly challenging and fun stories. ...

Creative Writing III (3) - Semester III (3)
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Creative Writing III (3) - Semester III (3)

For ages 7-8. The basics of plot construction, including characters, and how to develop action and conflict through the character's attempts to get what they want, and their confrontations with problems. ...

Creative Writing IV (4) - Semester IV (4)
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Creative Writing IV (4) - Semester IV (4)

This course for ages 7-8 develops the student's creativity and ability to shape a story using the tools of story-telling, such as character development, conflict, action, dialogue and description. ...

Starter/Elementary Elective - All About Halloween
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Starter/Elementary Elective - All About Halloween

The course for ages 5-8 covers the fascinating history of Halloween, going back 2,000 years. It's all explained in this hands-on, fun course. ...

Starter/Elementary Elective - New Year's
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Starter/Elementary Elective - New Year's

This course for ages 5-8 delves into Vocabulary and Geography while teaching the student the history of our yearly celebration of a new start. ...

Elementary Curriculum - Creative Writing Bundle
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Elementary Curriculum - Creative Writing Bundle

All our Elementary (Ages 7-8) Creative Writing courses. ...

  

 
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