As a very young child I can recall always writing little stories and books, some which you would call quite “imaginative”!It was at that age that I was determined to become an author, with my biggest dream to be published.Writing and finishing a story is a fabulous achievement. It was great to meet so many enthusiastic young story creators in my travels.
But it was when my aide from Primary School sent me a photo of her four newborn Silkie chicks, that inspiration hit me and I wrote the first short story “The Silkie Gang”.
At this stage it was never going to turn into a book, let alone be published.
This course has been created for the youngest eager writers, starting at 2nd grade.
During the eight week pre-sentence course, students are introduced to parts of speech and how to recognize and use them in a sentence.
Gaining knowledge on the four sentence types as well subject-verb agreement, students write sentences correctly, and with confidence.
Acting as an online writing tutor, a certified teacher instills these foundational principles to students through engaging exercises and encouraging feedback as they learn to construct clear and grammatically correct sentences.Even though I had written six short stories, I still hadn’t considered making it into an actual book.It was only when a teacher from school read them that she decided to help make my dream a reality. It took a good year of intense editing, going through each story over and over, communicating back and forth with a professional editor who agreed to get onboard.Once we had reached a somewhat mistake-free bunch of stories, and the title “Poultry Passion – Stories From Highshire Farm”, the rejections began.We contacted countless publishers who turned us away, and many media outlets.Through online tutoring by a certified teacher, classroom and homeschooled students alike improve their writing skills as they learn the fundamentals of proper grammar.Students learn to write and revise their own complete sentences, with descriptive details.However, when you’re stuck at home for three months, you have a lot of free time.As my aide sent more pictures of her various breeds of poultry, I wrote more short stories, a story for each different breed of bird.Students learn the parts of a paragraph as well as how to put them together to make a perfect paragraph.Learning to write different types of paragraphs and learning to write in chronological order, students come away ready to start learning about essays.