Creative Writing 1 (Fall), 2 (Spring)

For Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Teacher: Dr. Brad Denton

1 semester each, 1/2 credit each

Recommendations: This course may be taken in the fall or the spring, or as a year-long course. Students do not have to take Creative Writing I before taking Creative Writing II.

Both Creative Writing classes will include readings from a variety of poetry and prose from different literary movements and chronological periods. We will study the historical and rhetorical contexts of creative fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts, and we will deconstruct them to understand figurative composition techniques. The focus will be on the application and manipulation of creative structures, and the use of authorial license to develop voice and style. Students in both classes will engage in the process of creative workshop, moving from pre-writing, drafting and peer editing to publishing and revision.

Creative Writing I (Fall) – Students will concentrate on the writing of short-form fiction in individual short stories and poetry. Ethos offers dual credit through Colorado Christian University. CCU issues a 3 hour credit of Intro to Creative Writing (ENG 230) for this Ethos course. Creative Writing II (Spring) – Students will concentrate on the writing of longer-form fiction in continued narratives through themed short story collections, novellas and playwriting. Ethos offers dual credit through Colorado Christian University. CCU issues a 3 hour credit of Special Topics: English (ENG 197) for this Ethos course

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