7th/8th Grade Electives - Creative Writing

Creative Writing

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Creative Writing is a semester class. Throughout this course, activities may include:

  • Exploring different forms of creative writing, such as short stories, poetry, memoir/narrative pieces, creative nonfiction, script writing, and journaling.

  • Mini-lessons and practice in Creative Writing skills, including Ideas, Word Choice, Voice, Dialogue, Characterization, etc.

  • Analyzing mentor texts (the writing of published authors) as models for improving and expanding your creative writing skills and tools.

  • Evaluating your own writing and that of your peers as a member of a safe and supportive community of writers.

Our Class Moto: "Show Don't Tell"

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

― Anton Chekhov