Commonwealth Education Trust is offering free online course on Writing for Young Readers. This course is for curious students and aspiring authors with a passion for writing for young readers.
This course will guide you with a combination of video lectures, online readings, peer reviews, and guest appearances from world-renowned children’s authors. The course will start on December 26, 2016.
Course At A Glance
Length: 5 weeks of study Effort: 8-15 hours/week Subject: English Institution: Commonwealth Education Trust and Coursera Languages: English Price: Free Certificate Available: Yes Session: Course starts on December 26, 2016
The Commonwealth Education Trust invests in primary and secondary education and the professional development of teachers throughout their careers. Through education it seeks to enhance the opportunities for children from all walks of life to contribute to the sustainable development of their communities.
About This Course
This course is for curious students and aspiring authors with a passion for writing for young readers. Participate in a dynamic online community of writers as you experiment with your own writing and develop your voice. This course will guide you with a combination of video lectures, online readings, peer reviews, and guest appearances from world-renowned children’s authors. As you work through the writing exercises, you will give and receive feedback from your peers and gain tools and techniques for improving your writing.
During this course you will identify stories that matter to you, explore cultural significance and boundaries, and shape your identity as a writer; become familiar with standard elements of narrative (character, setting, plot, theme, language, dialogue, point of view); reflect on your own work and practice essential self-editing skills; see the different ways in which words and art interact, and the possibilities of longer narrative forms; come away with practical insights into publishing options; and create a plan for pursuing your enthusiasm for writing. By the end of the course, you will have ten to twelve extracts of writing that you can develop into a portfolio.
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