Learning Recommendations: Students need to be prepared to analyze literature both verbally and in writing. They need to be willing to use their creativity to produce written work and share that work with their peers.

General Description: Students will read and write short stories, poetry, and short nonfiction pieces, and will develop a portfolio of their work. This course is structured to study and practice the basic elements of literature: character, plot, point of view, setting and language.

Strategies: Students will learn how to effectively create and critique various forms of creative writing. Students will practice effective writing and critical reading skills.

Equipment to be provided by Student: USB memory stick (thumb drive) recommended

Note: Seniors should check with their prospective colleges regarding acceptance as an English credit.