Creative Writing  (Middle School)

Creative Writing (Middle School)

“Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released.”
— Robin Moore, author

This course is designed to unleash your student’s natural creativity and build their confidence as writers.

Students will learn what makes a compelling story and how to write it. In-class critique groups and personalized editorial feedback will help students grow as writers and communicators. All writing projects will incorporate IEW principles.

A variety of units will be covered to help students find their writing niche. They will include:

Journalism
Blogging
Short Stories
Poetry
Brainstorming
Speechwriting
Novel Writing (don’t be intimidated, students will only be writing a few chapters)

In addition, students will participate in these exciting online challenges:

  • National Novel Writing Month, more than 400,000 authors and writers participate in this challenge to meet writing goals. https://ywp.nanowrimo.org
  • Storystorm encourages a storm of new ideas and provides valuable insight from published authors. https://taralazar.com

Required Materials:

  • Live Writing: Breathing Life into Your Words by Ralph Fletcher
    • ISBN-10: 0380797011
    • ISBN-13: 978-0380797011
  •  National Novel Writing Month’s Young Novelist Workbook – High School,  4thEdition  —    https://www.createspace.com/6113490
  • Internet access and computer. All assignments will be typed.

*For a complete English credit, parents should supplement this class with their own grammar and literature curriculum.

Wednesday CANCELED
Time: 9:00-10:30
Grades: 6-8
Class Fee: $350
Supply Fee: $60
Tutor: Kim Erickson