Test by Michael

The Experience

This ongoing course is for students who love all things reading and writing and want to enjoy an hour of sharing ideas, reading great writers, and having time to be creative. Each lesson is a stand alone lesson but students who attend regularly can continue to work on an extended piece of writing over several lessons if they want to. Each week an extract from a great book will be in the classroom so students can read and then discuss at the start of each lesson; we will discuss style, genre, setting, characterisation etc. The aim is for students to be experimental and try out new styles and approaches to creative writing. The students will then be given a character, setting, basic plot and genre and after that it is over to the writers to get creative. At the end of each lessons those students who want to can share their writing with the group.
Throughout the class students can ask for support, discuss ideas and ask me to read and comment on their work. A fun, supportive community of young writers sharing and supporting each other.

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Your Host

Karen Bunyan

“You’ve got to do your own growing – no matter how tall your Grandfather was.”

About Me

Hi – thank you for taking the time to read my profile. My name is Karen and I recently moved to rural Lincolnshire, England – before that I lived and worked in London for 30 years. I am a qualified English Teacher and I also have a BA Hons Degree in Fashion. I have been an English and Media teacher for the past twenty years in Secondary Schools (High School) teaching ages 10 to 18. Before that I worked in the fashion industry as a designer – designing ranges for well known High Street labels. I still teach part time, I am a private tutor and I own and create bespoke/craft items for my store ‘Love my Home’.

My lessons encourage the love of reading, writing and film; my aim is to help learners explore the beauty and complexity of language and imagery. Reading and film help us to understand the world around us and allows us to experience endless possibilities and writing helps us to express our thoughts, feelings and dreams. Yes of course it is important our children achieve their academic potential in school, to ensure they go out into the world prepared and able, but an inquisitive mind and an ability to express their feelings and ideas is just as important.

My aim as a teacher is to encourage creativity and a love of learning – helping students to be confident and encouraging them to express their thoughts and ideas is the most important thing a teacher can do – ‘growing’ as a person is the most important lesson we can ever give our children.

What To Bring

Pen & paper

Other Notes

Learning Goals: Experimenting with different styles and approaches to creative writing.
Homework: Short reading extract before each lesson.
External Resources: Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Progress: Verbal feedback
Time Commitment: 55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 – 1 hours per week outside of class.

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Test by Michael

RM1.00 RM0.50 60 minutes

In this ongoing course writers can experiment with and improve their descriptive and narrative writing skills.

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