Summary of Course Content and Activities
The course has eighteen lessons. Students have the opportunity to push themselves out of their comfort zone by engaging in different styles of writing. They will be developing creative, descriptive and narrative writing skills.
Week One: Character
Week Two: Setting
Week Three: Plot
Week Four: Dialogue
Week Five & Six: Short Story
Week Seven: Advertising
Week Eight: Descriptive Writing
Week Nine: Catch Up
Week Ten: Opinion Writing
Week Eleven and Twelve: Poetry
Week Thirteen: Point of View
Week Fourteen: Character Voice
Week Fifteen and Sixteen: Plays
Week Seventeen: Parodies
Week Eighteen: Final Project
Philosophy statement for teaching this course
God, whose creative hand is evident in all languages, has given us the gift of expressing ourselves creatively with written language. One of the ways He has chosen to communicate with us is through the written language of the Bible. He has given us the ability to use and express ourselves with words in the image of God. He has given us the gift of language so that we might reflect His image and share Him with others as He has shared Himself with us.
Materials and Resources
- Recommended but not required: dictionary, thesaurus
Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson
The class has eighteen lessons. That means students will be submitting one lesson per week if completing the class in one semester. If registered for the full-year option, they will have a submission due every two weeks.
Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.
- Weekly assignments (equal weightings), and final Project.