Course Catalog

Creative Writing 1 (#1009320)

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Graduation Requirements:

This course will meet an academic elective requirement.


Principal Approved Assessment

Placement Consideration:

See placement considerations here.


No prerequisite required.

Next Course in Progression:
Creative Writing 2
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Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop and use writing and language skills for creative expression in a variety of literary forms. Studying and modeling a variety of genres will be emphasized at this level of creative writing.


The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • examination of a variety of short literary collections, including poetry, which includes a variety of professional, peer, and/or teacher examples in order to examine
    • text craft and structure, including line length and placement
    • effects of figurative, denotative, and connotative language choice
    • power and impact of appropriate voice and/or tone
    • story structure, sentence structure, and grammatical choices
    • reciprocal nature of content and form in development of a personal style
  • writing for varied purposes and in varied genres, including
    • personal and dramatic narratives
    • various poetic forms
    • screenplays and multimedia productions
    • multi-genre and creative non-fiction selections
    • digital writing platforms
  • effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies with emphasis on the use of evidence to support or refute a claim in multimedia presentations, class discussions, and extended text discussions
  • collaboration amongst peers, especially regarding peer reviews of multiple drafts