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LACE01E: Creative Writing A (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: English Language Arts
COURSE TITLE: Creative Writing A
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013

Major Concepts/Content: This creative writing course will introduce students to the various forms of writing and expose them to the creative process and structure required to write effectively. Students will use the writing process of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing. Conventions, grammar, and usage of the English language will be applied appropriately.

Standards Addressed:

  • 6E2a: Processes and Features
  • 6E2b: Applications (different types of writing and their characteristics)
  • 6E2c: English Language Conventions
  • 7E2a: Processes and Features
  • 7E2b: Applications (different types of writing and their characteristics)
  • 7E2c: English Language Conventions
  • 8E2a: Processes and features
  • 8E2b: Applications (different types of writing and their characteristics)
  • 8E2c: English language conventions Language Conventions

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities may include, but are not limited: to reading different literary forms and authors, analyzing conventions of various literary forms, journaling, quick writes, writing from prompts, brainstorming, writer’s workshop, tests, projects, portfolio, group work, writing process, etc.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Topics may include, but are not limited to: word choice, sentence structure, stanza building, rhyming, conventions, structures of fairy tales, children’s stories, poetry, fictional narrative, drama, autobiographical incident, poetry in music, oral interpretation, reader’s theater, etc.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Use the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing
  • Appreciate the many genres of presentations that can reflect a writer’s subject matter
  • Choose an appropriate genre to most effectively convey meaning
  • Write in the conventional style for a variety of genres
  • Identify elements contained in specific genres

Teacher Qualifications:

  • 0104-0106 Teacher Elementary 4 – 6
  • 0107-0108 Teacher Elementary 7 – 8

Resources: There is no formal textbook required. Computers, internet, media center, media specialist, or the educational technologist, etc., can provide appropriate resources.