Writing for Young Readers: Opening the Treasure Chest

Writing for Young Readers: Opening the Treasure Chest

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75 h
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  • Self-paced
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  • Fee-based Certificate
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  • 5 Sequences
  • Introductive Level
  • Subtitles in Spanish, German

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - 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 y...
  • Week 2 - 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 modu...
  • Week 3 - 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 set...
  • Week 4 - 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 ...
  • Week 5 - Publishing
    In this final module you’ll learn about different ways that you can get your work published and into the hands of young readers. We have included information about a range of different publishing methods available to you, from traditional print publishing to d...

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

David Hill
Author

Maria Gill
Author

Alex Alexandrou
Dr

Editor

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.

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