Narrative Writing Workshop

Narrative Writing Workshop is an 8-week online course for Christian homeschool students ages 10-16 to learn the biblical principles of writing, what narrative writing is, and how to write multi-dimensional stories. Parental supervision required. Topics include narrative introductions, settings, characters, plot, point of view, theme, and style. Students meet every Friday, starting June 9th, with the instructor live, on Zoom, on 11 am PST. Course ends July 28th. See more details below.

Raquel · May 22, 2023
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This is a simple course that teaches basic skills that can be practiced and mastered over time. The lessons are not complicated and each skill taught builds upon the previous skill. 

The methods of teaching I will use every week are to impart the week’s goals, review the biblical principles, teach the week’s content and skills, and help students begin their weekly assignment. Students will be required to complete 1-3 paragraphs or essay per week depending on the lesson. If students are absent, a recording of the weekly session will be recorded and can be accessed anytime on the BCC website.

There are several end results we will focus on in this course. First, students will develop a biblical purpose for writing. They will 1) know how biblical principles apply to writing, 2) see how important good communication is as a form of redemption, restoring what was lost in sin’s curse, and 3) understanding its necessity for successful and intelligent living. Second, students will understand how multi-dimensional narrative writing works to write effectively and interestingly. They will know how to develop their ideas and write proficiently. They will learn to plan creative ideas, organize their ideas, and find the best expression of those ideas is a clear, coherent, and creative way. Lastly, students will master basic English skills. They will know the building blocks of a basic narrative essay as a preparation for longer narrative essays commonly written in high school. They will know how to find words, use words, and organize sentences to create an interesting and compelling story.  

This course meets weekly for 40 minutes via Zoom on Fridays at 11 AM Pacific standard time. Classes start June 9th and go through July 28th. We meet 8 weeks in a row with no holidays. Weekly assignments will be provided at no additional charge and all assignments will be monitored through Google (must be logged in to a google account). No grades will be given, but I will keep track of where students are and whether they need to revise their assignment, require additional practice, or benefit from re-teaching, which I will provide weekly. Consistency is the key in this course. Students need adequate time, effort, and practice to reach the end results. If students require more time beyond the live online sessions, the course will be available for 1 year without instructor feedback. Access to the assignments, handouts, and videos will remain. Additional instructor feedback beyond the course dates can be purchased separately as an extension for $8 a month.

About Instructor


Hi!! I am happy to be here and so excited to meet you!! I am originally from California and have lived in Hawaii on the island of Maui with my husband and two kids since 1995. I homeschooled my kids and other people's kids in my home for 12 years. I also taught in the classroom in private and public schools for 8 years. My passion is Christian education and I love children. One of my favorite verses is Colossians 2:3, "In [Christ] are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." I look forward to discovering these hidden treasures with you in my courses!!

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  • 8 Lessons