The purpose of this course is to give each student several opportunities to write creatively and to read exemplary pieces of creative writing. We will be exploring different genres of writing, through both reading and writing, as well as the other necessary elements needed to improve your writing and composition skills. We will also study and analyze the creative works of accomplished writers in order to learn effective ways to use poetic devices, figurative language, and other writer's tools in our own writing.
Through writing, thinking, and discussing, students become better readers, writers, and thinkers. The skills we focus on in this class will most definitely help you in your other classes, especially English.
Advanced Creative Writing
This course is designed for students with a strong writing background. Advanced Creative Writing students have previously auditioned and been selected to participate in this course. Students will have the same curriculum as other classes; however, all projects will include more depth, complexity, and length. Students will have an in-school workshop during the year with a local published author as well as other writing opportunities. Advanced students are strongly encouraged to attend the annual Creative Writing Fine Arts field trip as well as present one of their works in a formal reading at Rice University.