In this fast-paced course, students will explore how words help writers build worlds. They will explore fiction and non-fiction texts along with poetry, and analyze the tools authors use to create vivid images and rich experiences across different genres. Students will work on developing high-level vocabulary in context, varying their sentence structure, and creating their own expanded piece of fiction based on an imagined world.
Session 1: What is world building?
Session 2: How does perspective work in writing?
Session 3: How do details make a character come alive?
Session 4: How can a setting add to a plot and also add symbolism to a story?
Session 5: How do conflicts help authors develop a plot?
Session 6: What is a story arc and how does that help me plan my story?
Session 7: How do authors of fiction and non-fiction begin their works?
Session 8: How does dialogue help my writing? Can I use it for non-fiction, too?
Session 9: How can I vary my sentences to liven my writing?
Session 10: How does pacing affect the reader’s experience?
Session 11: What are some best practices in editing? (1)
Session 12: How can I choose the best word to make my writing vivid?
Session 13: How do I create a biographical author’s note?
Session 14: Author’s Sharing Event
Session 15: Next steps: How can I use my words to make an impact on this world?
Teacher：Ms. Bengels(see teacher’sBIO)