Composition 2: Creative Writing and Nonfiction Course Package

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Course Overview

Course Length: One Semester

Suggested Grade Level(s): 9 10

View samples of our high school curriculum here.

This single-semester course develops the tools students need to help express themselves in writing with greater clarity and effectiveness.

The first half of the course focuses on creative writing as students study literary techniques by reading stories by a variety of authors and then create their own short story. Character point of view story structure conflict settings world building plot and pacing are all explored and put into practice.

In the second half of the course students turn to nonfiction writing applying the techniques of creative writing to craft nonfiction works that are vibrant expressive and purposeful. Students learn to align the topic audience and purpose of their writing design and carry out a research plan interview a source provide a balanced treatment of a topic and engage their audience.