Writing is about so much more than proper grammar and mechanics. It’s about imagination and creativity. It’s about developing interesting characters that the reader cares about. It’s about evoking a feeling in the reader.
If the story creator does not have an emotional stake in the story, if they are not enthusiastic about it, the story will fall flat. But to date, writing classes, both in traditional schools and online, have used traditional methods that place an emphasis on the writing process and mechanics.
Little thought or devotion goes into teaching students the importance of character development and how to use creative thinking to evolve story lines.
Worksheets, grammar lessons and teacher corrections on the mechanics of writing do not get to the core of what good writers need to know, which is how to imagine, create and develop ideas that drive stories.
Avatar Storytellers online writing classes for homeschoolers and middle school classrooms unleashes this kind of potential in students. Based on WiloStar3D’s research-based approach to how students learn in virtual worlds, Avatar Storytellers leverages 3D virtual worlds and avatars to take online writing classes for homeschoolers and classroom teachers to a whole new level.
Please stay tuned for our next blog post, where we will discuss the details of how Avatar Storytellers lights up students’ imagination and encourages them to become creative writers and imaginative storytellers.