Course Content will/may include:

• Analysis of a variety of literary genres including: non-fiction, creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. As well, drama (stage and tv/film), professional writing, personal writing and children’s literature will also be pursued.

• Drafting: emphasis on the drafting process.

• Modeling upon the styles of established writers.

• Keeping a Writer's Notebook/Journal

• Participating in group sharing and discussion of student work; "work-shopping"

• Editing/Proofreading.

• Preparation for submission/publication

Note: Participation in class discussions is required and expected.


Students will:

·         kick-start the creative writing process

·         tap into your imagination

·         draw from everyday experiences and memories

·         examine different types of writing

·         develop skill and confidence in their writing skills.

·         develop positive attitudes toward language and learning and continue to cultivate an appreciation for the aesthetic nuances of language in all its forms

·         think critically, creatively, and reflectively

·         appreciate language own culture and the culture of others

·         use technology

·         recognize that reading and writing has many purposes and demonstrate an ability to choose an appropriate approach to fit text and purpose

·         compose a variety of written responses for different purposes and audiences

·         use a constructive approach to critique his/her own work, as well as work by his/her peers

·         connect writings to significant personal, social, and cultural contexts

·         take an active role in the classroom in ways that make a positive contribution to the activities and atmosphere of the class.