Learning Recommendations:  Must be a junior or senior.

General Description: Creative Writing is a senior English elective designed to facilitate students’ creative and imaginative thinking and writing skills.  In this course, students will write non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and drama.  This course allows students to develop their creative writing skills by writing, poems, vignettes, short stories, one-act plays, and other types of writing pieces completed throughout the semester. Students learn to write using literary elements such as description, characterization, setting, conflict and plot, dialogue, diction, and poetic devices. Students will engage in all the steps of the writing process. Writing is the focused activity of this class.

Content:  Various fictional, non-fictional, and poetic writings will be analyzed for modeling and instructive purposes.  Students will write in various genres and styles.

Strategies:   Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Modeling
  • Multi-draft writing; utilizing the writing process
  • Peer writing groups
  • Editing and revision
  • Individual writing conferences
  • Direct instruction
  • Individual writing activities
  • Group writing activities
  • Daily journal writing

Homework:  Most of the work will be completed in class. There is a minimal amount of homework in this class.

Note:  English Credit for Seniors only. Elective for 11th Grade.