ERIC Number: ED068963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Creative Writing: Informal Prose, English: 5111.38.
This study describes a workshop course for high school students interested in writing articles, biographies, and humorous essays. Emphasis is on form and content, with special attention to the development of individual styles. Course objectives for the student include: (1) imitating various sentence structures, paragraph constructions, and unique styles, (2) writing biographical and autobiographical anecdotes, sketches, and longer prose pieces, (3) writing biographical articles about real and created people or inanimate objects, (4) writing informal articles examining and thoughtfully responding to sensory perceptions, (5) formulating thoughts, emotions, and reactions into short articles, (6) composing humorous responses to various media stimuli in the form of articles, drama, films, collages, or essays, and (7) creating humorous cartoons, comic strips, or essays. Various teaching strategies, including discussion questions, media presentations, readings, field trips, and publication of a literary magazine are included. A bibliography of student-teacher resources is also provided. (Author/DI)
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Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.