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Creative Writing

CREATIVE WRITING: This one-semester course will examine the techniques of writing for a personal and public audience through writing poems, stories and plays.  Students will use models from published authors as starting points for their own creations.  Creative writing provides students with ample opportunities to combine literary creativity with the discipline of written discourse.  The concept of the manipulation of language to convey ideas, feelings, moods, and visual images is the basis of the course.  Students learn strategies for evaluation and responding to their own writing and the writing of others in a peer-sharing component.  In this peer-sharing component, students receive specific training in providing constructive, substantive feedback, while role-playing as likely readers of each creative work.

 

Length: Semester

Offered: Fall and Spring

Number of Periods per Semester: One

 

Grade Level: 9-10-11-12

Course Prerequisites: None

 

Application: None

Tryout : None

Counselor Approval Required: None

 

Dual Credit: No

Weighted: No

 

Diploma PathDirected Elective or Elective for All.

Quantitative Reasoning: No

 

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