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Creative Writing

Course: 507

Grade Level:
9/10/11/12
 
 
Course Length:
1 Semester
.5 Credit
 
Prerequisites:

None

 

Course Description:

Students will explore the art of creative writing by investigating various genres of literature and writing; reading closely with an eye on technique, style, and voice; writing creatively in a variety of genres and with various foci; and presenting their own work through peer editing, author’s chair readings, and publishing. Students will keep a writing journal and will submit a portfolio of original compositions at the course's end.

*This course does not count toward the fulfillment of a student’s credit requirement in English.

Textbook/Class Resources:

9781734785319, Kern, ed., 30 Poems to Memorize (Before it’s too Late), Circe Books, 2020

9780393283891, Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms: A Brief Norton Guide with Exercises, 

2nd ed., W.W. Norton & Company, 2017

9780321363633, Gioia/Gwynn, ed., The Art of the Short Story, Pearson Longman, 2006 (Optional, but helpful)