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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog
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ABE 60 - High School Creative Writing

5 Credits
In this course, students explore various composition styles and experiment with writing techniques in their own writing. Students read poetry, short stories, and nonfiction texts and ask the question, “How can I use my voice creatively?” Aside from published texts, this course will also draw content from student experiences, imagination, interests, and community events. Students will have the opportunity to play with different writing genres, audiences, perspectives, and styles as they craft their own stories. Students will leave the course with a portfolio of writing in various genres.

Instructor Permission Required Yes

Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve High school completion students.
Active Date 20230321T15:39:02

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline
  • Read, analyze, and discuss texts (poetry, short stories, nonfiction)
  • Gather writing techniques used by various authors
  • Brainstorm and draft; practice using writing techniques
  • Peer review workshops and community share outs
  • Revise and incorporate feedback into writing
  • Compile final draft portfolio

Student Learning Outcomes
Analyze the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

Write narratives using techniques such as dialogue, pacing, and sensory detail to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, settings and characters

Read and respond to peer writing to construct learnings and community.

Write from multiple perspectives and identify character motivations within a story.

Analyze how an author’s choices on how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall meaning and impact.

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