CREATIVE WRITING. Coach Winch. New Urban High School. Trimester One.
Mondays: Writing (rough drafts)
Wednesday: Writing (typed drafts)
Friday: Writing (published drafts)
CREATIVE WRITING. Coach Winch. New Urban High School. Trimester One. .5 English (Language Arts) credit. Course website: https://winchcreativewriting.wordpress.com/
Winch’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Essential Question: How can I write effective creative writing for two different purposes: 1) to deepen the reader’s appreciation of life; 2) to warn the reader about a current or coming disaster. The disaster may be real (i.e. earthquake) or symbolic (i.e. creatures representing another issue).
Proficiency One: Poetry. Due October 10
- Orient the reader by using sensory details to establish a specific setting. • Focus each poem (or stanza) on one setting. • Use precise words to create vivid images. (Specific instead of general.) • Show don’t tell. • Create concise writing (only include the best lines). • Use contrast (colors, temperatures, smells, sounds) • Maintain consistent tense. • Spell correctly. • Use correct punctuation (including use of apostrophes).
3.0: Understanding, Remembering, and Applying: 3.0 (B): Understanding, Remembering, and Applying. Students publishes at least three poems with a 3.0 or above score.
4.0 (A): Mastery. Student publishes at least four poems, the majority with a 4.0 score.
Proficiency 2: Narratives*. Publish narratives in 3rd or 2nd person. Due Nov. 10. (*a story or account of events or experiences, whether true or fictitious.) • Orient the reader by using sensory details to establish a specific setting. • Focus each story (or paragraph) on one setting (and no more than a minute or two in the character’s life). • Use precise words to create vivid images. (Specific instead of general.) • Show don’t tell. • Use the active voice (omit unneeded words). • Spell correctly. • Use correct punctuation (including use of apostrophes). • Use contrast (colors, temperatures, smells, sounds) to help establish the conflict. • Use consistent tense. • Use consistent point of view (2nd or 3rd) in all narratives.
3.0: Understanding, Remembering, and Applying: Student publishes at least three narratives, each with at least a 3.0 score. (Two of these may be versions of the same story–one version in third person and one in second-person.)
4.0 Student publishes at least six narratives, the majority with a 4.0 score.
Proficiency 3: Summaries. (from Interview Booklet, Cornell Notes Booklet and Reading Booklet.) Due November 11. • Begin each summary with clear topic sentence. Details back up topic sentence. End with a concluding statement. • Use the active voice (omit unneeded words). • Spell correctly. • Use correct punctuation
3.0: Understanding, Remembering, and Applying: Student creates at least ten summaries that stand alone by calling out the topic and accurately summarize the reading or lecture. Student publishes at least five accurate and clear summaries about Creative Writing (poems and narratives).
Proficiency 4: READING. Due November 21. Grade is based on READING BOOKLET and summaries in CORNELL NOTES BOOKLET.
2.0 (C): at least 5 stamps in reading booklet and five approved summaries in Cornell Notes booklet.
3.0: 30 stamps in reading booklet and Cornell Notes booklet.
4.0: In addition to the requirements of 3.0, student also finishes a novel, writes an original summary of the novel that calls out the following (genre, protagonist, setting, plot, theme, narrative point of view, conflict/resolution) and integrates this information into one of the following: journalistic review of the novel, redesigned book jacket, or project about creative writing using many examples from the novel.
Proficiency 5: FINAL PROJECT: PUBLISHING. Due December 1
2.0 Student creates a website and publishes their creative writing.
3.0 Student creates both a website and a zine. Zine has a score of at least 3.0
4.0 Student integrates their creative writing into a third project.