Informações sobre o curso
4.7
786 ratings
316 reviews
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. Join a dynamic community of many voices from around the world. Find inspiration in your own voice, heart, and place so that you can tell the stories for young readers you’ve always wanted to tell....
Globe

cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Calendar

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Clock

Sugerido: 8-15 hours

Aprox. 16 horas restantes
Comment Dots

English

Legendas: English, Spanish, German
Globe

cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Calendar

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Clock

Sugerido: 8-15 hours

Aprox. 16 horas restantes
Comment Dots

English

Legendas: English, Spanish, German

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

1

Seção
Clock
5 horas para concluir

Your Writing Identity

Good children’s writing commonly has a strong sense of identity. This module will give you a chance to think about and practice putting yourself into your writing. We will start by looking at how you can establish effective writing habits and how you can use your own experiences and culture to enrich your writing. We will also discuss ways that you can add depth to your writing by drawing on myths and legends, and by experimenting with different viewpoints....
Reading
18 vídeos (Total de 90 min), 7 leituras, 1 teste
Video18 videos
Welcome to Writing for Young Readers3min
Introduction to Your Writing Identity4min
Your Writing Life - Part One3min
Your Writing Life - Part Two4min
You, Your Culture and Story5min
Cultural Myths and Legends4min
Viewpoint - Part One4min
Viewpoint - Part Two2min
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part One: 'the very young experience the world through their skins'7min
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part Two: 'for me place and the people are inextricable'5min
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part Three 'it came out in eight Indian languages'5min
Interview with Uma Krishnaswami - Part Four: 'I suddenly began to see the entire story'8min
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part One: 'I carried exercise books with me everywhere I went'9min
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part Two: 'I'm leaving something behind for future generations'6min
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part Three: 'one word is worth a thousand pictures'7min
Interview with Apirana Taylor - Part Four: 'your ears are often your best editor'3min
Module Summary Your Writing Identity2min
Reading7 leituras
Course Overview10min
How to Get Help10min
FAQs10min
Instructors and Guest Authors10min
Course Materials10min
Extracts: You, Your Culture and Story10min
Extracts: Cultural Myths and Legends10min

2

Seção
Clock
3 horas para concluir

Genre, Form, and Audience

In this module we will give you an overview of genres and forms that are popular for young readers. We will then move on to a discussion of audience – who your readers are and how you can make your work appealing to your chosen audience. By the end of the module you will have a good sense of the wide range of genres and forms available to you and some techniques that you can use to make the most of the genre or form you are working in....
Reading
11 vídeos (Total de 51 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video11 videos
Genre - Part One3min
Genre - Part Two4min
Form - Part One4min
Form - Part Two4min
Audience - Part One4min
Audience - Part Two3min
Interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer - Part One: 'it can be nice to write just for the sake of writing'8min
Interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer - Part Two: 'my favourite authors have permeated my brain'6min
Interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer - Part Three: 'it truly is a magical feeling'5min
Module Summary Genre, Form, and Audience2min
Reading2 leituras
Extracts: Genre Types10min
Extracts: Audience10min

3

Seção
Clock
4 horas para concluir

Structure

We’ve covered qualities of writing that make it appeal to an audience – its form, its genre, and its strong personal voice. Now we’ll move on to some structural elements that are key to holding your writing together. We’ll start by looking at character and setting, then move on to plot and theme. Finally, we will focus on language. Language can really bring your writing to life by adding a layer to your characters and setting and by giving your plot a good pace. This is the last module where we look at creating new writing. In the next two modules we’ll focus on editing your work and getting it published....
Reading
13 vídeos (Total de 58 min), 5 leituras, 1 teste
Video13 videos
Character - Part One3min
Character - Part Two3min
Setting4min
Plot and Theme - Part One4min
Plot and Theme - Part Two3min
Language and Dialogue4min
Other Language Tools4min
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part One 'I let an idea simmer in my head'4min
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part Two: 'let the story show you the way'6min
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part Three: 'I give them their right to live as characters'5min
Interview with Tololwa Mollel - Part Four: 'I really enjoyed the act of writing itself'4min
Module Summary Structure2min
Reading5 leituras
Extracts: Character10min
Extracts: Setting10min
Sample Plot Chart10min
Extracts: Plot and Theme10min
Extracts Language and Dialogue10min

4

Seção
Clock
3 horas para concluir

Editing and Proofreading

In this module you will learn how to transform your draft work into something that flows well, is free of errors, and is ready to be published. We’ll start by looking at structural editing, where you look at your work’s plot, structure, and themes. Then we’ll move on to the copyediting and proofreading stage, where you focus on perfecting grammar and spelling. We have provided resources and checklists that will help you to practice applying our editing tips to your own work....
Reading
10 vídeos (Total de 42 min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
Video10 videos
Structural Editing - Part One3min
Structural Editing - Part Two4min
Structural Editing - Part Three4min
Copyediting and Proofreading - Part One4min
Copyediting and Proofreading - Part Two2min
Interview with Summer Edward - Part One: 'The story keeps telling itself in my mind'5min
Interview with Summer Edward - Part Two: 'don't be afraid to cut'5min
Interview with Summer Edward - Part Three: 'I practice silence'5min
Module Summary Editing and Proofreading1min
Reading3 leituras
Structural Editing Checklist10min
Extract: Structural Editing10min
Copyediting Checklist10min
4.7
Direction Signs

36%

comecei uma nova carreira após concluir estes cursos
Briefcase

83%

consegui um benefício significativo de carreira com este curso

Melhores avaliações

por DBFeb 7th 2016

I am a beginner wantabee author and publisher, first steps are elementary, as I need. Self paced, life can get in the way. Instructors are wonderful, as are the guest speakers and interviewees Thanks.

por FOJul 17th 2017

This course introduces writing in an easy to understand way. The interviews with published authors are very insightful as well. The exercises are a great avenue to practice what the Mooc instruct

Instrutores

Sobre Commonwealth Education Trust

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. ...

Perguntas Frequentes – FAQ

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

Mais dúvidas? Visite o Central de Ajuda ao Aprendiz.