Course Description

Offers secondary teachers an opportunity to learn the craft of writing a short story. Athough the course focuses on teachers as writers, classroom teachers will find the lessons to be applicable to young writers too. The course focuses on constructing a short story from personal experience. Topics for creating the short story include, developing strong characters, story structure, and revision.

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Section Title
Teachers are Writers Too: Writing the Short Story
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (5 units) $495.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 3 days of enrollment will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawal requests submitted within 21 days of enrollment will receive a 95 percent refund. No refunds will be given after 21 days, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the end date of the course. Please return all course materials you have received. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Section Materials
  • (Mandatory) When I Was Your Age, Volume Two: Original Stories About Growing Up by Amy Ehrlich Candlewick ISBN 978-0763617349
  • (Mandatory) Summer Shorts: A Short Story Anthology by Madeline Smoot Blooming Tree Press ISBN 978-0976941750
  • (Mandatory) What's Your Story?: A Young Person's Guide to Writing Fiction by Marion Dane Bauer HMH Books for Young Readers ISBN 978-0395577806
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