Course Level:             College Preparatory

Credits:                       2.5

Suggested Grade Level:  9-12

Prerequisite:               None

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This semester course introduces students to the fundamentals of creative writing, allowing them to discover their voices as they write in a range of styles for diverse audiences.  Students will fully engage with the writing workshop process, focusing heavily on the constructing, compiling, revising and editing of their pieces.  Writings will cover numerous genres, including: fiction, short stories, and vignettes; dramatic scenes and monologues; memoir and personal writing, poetry and spoken word pieces.  Students will engage in the use of digital media to create, share and evaluate their work, as well as the work of their peers.  Each assignment will be part of a larger process, involving multiple revisions that incorporate and rely upon self-reflections, peer review, evaluation of exemplary texts, and comparative analyses.  Students will spend the entirety of the course creating and developing digital portfolios showcasing their mastery of the writers' craft as well as their creative growth.  Budding writers will develop a clear understanding that for an author to put words on paper or in a virtual word is to ensure one's life, emotions and legacy shall live on forever.

This course is eligible as a replacement for any one (1) semester of an English IV standard course for students who have thus far met all graduation requirements OR this course may be taken as an elective for any 9-12th grade students.

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