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Crafting Fiction

Length: 7 weeks
Includes: Printable lessons
Age/Grade: 5th – 7th Grades

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How to Use This Course

Help your students capture the story in their heads and put it down on paper with Crafting Fiction. Through twenty-one bite-size assignments, this class takes the fear out of writing a fictional story and guides students through the process of writing, one step at a time.

Course Introduction

From choosing your characters to planning their dilemmas and setting them in scenes, writing a fictional story is not nearly as intimidating as it sounds! Through text-based lessons and short assignments, discover the steps to writing a good fictional story and make progress on that idea that has been swirling around in your head for far too long.

  • Week One: Characters, Round vs. Flat, and Brainstorming
  • Week Two: Conflict, Types of Conflict, and Brainstorming Your Outline
  • Week Three: Setting—Place and Time
  • Week Four: Scenes, Dialogue, and Punctuation with Dialogue
  • Week Five: Balancing Scenes, Key Details and Wordiness, and Point of View
  • Week Six: The Beginning, Finishing Strong, and Using Transitions
  • Week Seven: Revising Plot, Revising Scenes, and Editing for Grammar and Punctuation

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