Creative writing is designed to aid students in their creative expression. Students will explore the basic elements of writing including voice, tone, dialogue, setting, and plot. They will also work on using descriptive and figurative language. Students will read a variety of mentor texts and essays, as well as view videos, on writing craft and literary conventions in order to develop the essential tools to effectively analyze and write various pieces including a memoir, fictional narrative, several pieces of poetry, and a children’s book.
Course materials: A variety of online resources
Standards met: This course can be taken for Language Arts elective credit only.
Honors Opportunity: Yes
Prerequisites: None—this course is appropriate for students at all levels.