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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Recommended Grade Level: 11

Course Credits: 0.5

Course Price: $250.00


Course Details:

Writing begins with reading skills and in our Become a Skilled Writer course, students will begin with essential reading skills that will help them to understand and identify literary themes and how to analyze literature with evidence. After mastering skills such as character development, structural choices and point of view, students will review foundational American literature from the Colonial Period through the Modern Period. From there, students will build their essential writing skills and learn how to write convincing, evidence-supported arguments and narratives. They will hone their research and writing process, as well as learn about the latest options available in writing technology and tools. Students will explore how to utilize speaking and listening to become more effective writers and how to use digital media to present their work. By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate their command of English grammar, context and figurative language to write effectively for any purpose.

Prerequisites:

Syllabus:

Section 1: Essential Reading Skills

  • Citing Strong Evidence in Literary Texts
  • Identifying and Understanding Literary Themes
  • Analyzing Story and Character Development
  • Identifying the Meaning of Words and Phrases in Context
  • How an Author’s Structural Choices Impact a Narrative
  • The Impact of Point of View on Explicit and Inferred Meaning
  • Analyzing Multiple Interpretations of a Narrative

Section 2: Essential Writing Skills

  • Foundational Skills in American Literature
  • Writing Convincing, Evidence-Supported Arguments
  • Writing Narratives
  • Understanding Style and Audience
  • The Writing Process

Section 3: Important Writing Tools and Practices

  • Writing Technology
  • Conducting Research to Answer Questions Through Writing
  • Finding and Assessing Strong Sources in a Variety ofMedia
  • Drawing Evidence From Historic Informational and Literary Texts
  • Planning Writing Projects for Long- and Short-Term Deadlines

Section 4: Speaking and Listening to Become a More Effective Writer

  • Evaluating and Integrating Information from Multiple Media
  • Evaluating the Impact of a Speaker’s Point of View
  • Presenting Information and Findings to an Audience
  • Effectively and Strategically Using Digital Media to Present Arguments, Claims, andFindings
  • Adapting Speech and Style for Different Audiences and Contexts

Section 5: Essential Language Skills

  • Demonstrating Command and Mastery of English Grammar and Usage
  • How Language Affects Texts in Different Contexts
  • Determining the Meaning of Obscure Words Through Context
  • Figurative Language, Nuances, and Inferred Meaning
  • Demonstrating Command of Academic and Domain-Specific Language

Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education