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• Write a novel in one year!
• Taught by an award-winning novelist.
• No prep work required; class is taught for you on DVD.
• 78 lessons, (3 per week for 26 weeks) inspire creativity and build understanding about what stories are and how they work.
• Study classic adventure stories.
• Compelling questions help your student find creative solutions.
“Not only does this teaching make the child a better writer, but a better reader, thinker, and participant in the books they do read. I can’t help but think...that these skills will spill over
into other areas of their life. ...[A] fantastic creative writing course for your high school students.”
- Crystal Wetherhol, Savoring the Shades of Women, Evansville, IN
Letter from an English Teacher
“Wow! This series is completely amazing, and the kids are learning so
much! This morning, one student said, ‘Mrs. Hill, you have just ruined
all movies for me. I can’t watch anything anymore without analyzing
everything the characters are doing and why they’re suffering and the story goal and the author’s intent!’ Then a bunch of others were all like, ‘Yeah! Me too!’ I just smiled and thought, ‘They’re learning!’
... there’s such specific instruction about how to develop each character, how to build suspense, etc.
Even students who struggle to write couldn’t wait to get them back with my comments about
their story. In fact, [one student] said he comes home every day, and it’s
the first thing he wants to work on!
This is definitely a curriculum I want to use in my class every year.”
~ Tyler Hill, English Instructor
“All I can say is...WOW! Never have I seen a more in-depth, engaging, challenging and altogether FUN writing curriculum than this one.” - Denise in Lynnwood, WA
“fantastic...I wish my high school teacher had used the One Year Adventure Novel.” - Heather in Lindsay, OK
"engages the student in a way that I have not ever seen in any other writing program." - Jennifer in Palmdale, CA
“amazing, exciting, creative, enriching, well-organized, inspiring, wonderful” - Regina in Wadsworth, OH
Students learn and understand:
• Classical story structure.
• The five elements of every great story, as well as:
• Characterization, plot, setting, theme, and conflict (but in ways that are fun and engaging).
• By creating, not just analyzing; by emphasizing practical application over theory.
• How to interpret stories. They'll never read a book, see a play or watch a movie the same way again.
Understanding builds confidence.
Guided practice is much more effective than trial-and-error.
Shave years off the process of development as a writer by learning Story.
$199 for a one year license plus $70 per student. You will receive a Teacher's Kit which includes: 7 DVDs, Classroom Teacher's Guide/Textbook, Workbook, Prisoner of Zenda, and a resource disc. Each Student Set includes: Textbook + workbook + Zenda, and a unique serial number that enables the student to enter the Novel Writing Contest. Additional workbooks may not be ordered for student family members.
Please email us with your address and specific number of students if you have more than 10 students and we will send you a custom request for payment through paypal.
Classroom License Agreement
The content of this product is licensed, not sold, to you by Daniel Schwabauer for use in a classroom setting, including public and private schools and co-ops, for one classroom. Classroom means all involved students are doing the curriculum in one place at the same time. This license is limited to 50 students, and does not include the per-student registration required for each student to participate. Each student must buy a separate student kit, which includes textbook, workbook, The Prisoner of Zenda.
The video lessons on the DVDs included in this curriculum set may not be shown publicly or privately except in the classroom for which this curriculum is licensed, though they may be viewed privately by the teacher.
This license is valid for one school year. If you wish to extend this license another year you must purchase a renewal license, which will be made available at a discounted rate. Any renewal will also require purchase of student kits for each student who takes the course in the renewal year. This license is non-transferable. Although at this time we do not require the return of the DVDs or books at the end of the license year, the curriculum may not be resold to another school, co-op or individual. Reselling this product will void this license and invalidate your registration. Thank you for honoring the licensing terms.
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