Course Map for

Creative Writing I  (Both Semesters)

Ms. Brown & Ms. Stokes

&

MHS Literary Magazine (2nd Semester Only)

Ms. Stokes

“The Undiscovered Country”

Updated

Month

Content

Skills

Assessment

August- September/

January-Early February

What is Creative Writing? 

 

Introduction to forms of creative writing

Fluency; flexibility; practice writing; free writing; creative association.

Personal Collages

 

Journal Writing

 

Free Writes

 

 

October/

Rest of February

Poetry Unit

Poetic structures, including structured and unstructured forms; practice writing.

 

Poetry scrapbook with twenty forms of poetry

 

Journal Writing

November/

March-

 

Short Story Unit

What is Fiction?

 

Story elements:  character, setting, plot, theme, tone/style, and dialogue.

 

Editing and rewriting.

Various assignments on short story structures

 

Short Story

 

Journal Writing

December/

April-

Script Writing Unit

What is Script Writing?

 

Script elements:  plot, structure, storyboarding, and treatments.

Script Treatment w/ scripted scene and storyboard

 

Journal Writing

January/

May-

Advertising Unit

Writing for Advertising:  motivation and persuasion. 

 

 

New Product and Ad Campaign w/ T.V. and radio ad scripts, concept, and print advertisement.

 

Journal Writing

February

Thru

May (2nd Semester)

 

 

**  This is a TRY-OUT class!!  You must submit a portfolio of your work and be approved before you can register for this class!!  See Ms. Stokes for information

 

LITERARY MAGAZINE

 

 

Writing; reading; editing; performing; publishing; distributing the magazine.

 

Collection of student body submissions. 

The annual literary magazine: “The Undiscovered Country.”