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ERIC Number: ED106855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Creative Writing...A New Curriculum.
Burkhart, Catherine
The purpose of this paper is to present a new approach to teaching a creative writing sequence for high school students. During the first 45-day course, over 30 papers are to be written. Students begin with a paper titled "I Am" and proceed through a series of self-discovery papers. The papers give the students a chance to understand self-expression and time to gain confidence in presenting their ideas. Students achieving a quarter grade of A or B are entitled to enter either Creative Writing 2 or Creative Writing 3. Creative Writing 2 is a poetry class in which students explore such forms as tonka, haiku, triad, ten-liners, and experimental approaches. Creative Writing 3 is a short story and drama writing course in which dialogue plays a major part. Creative Writing 4 is open to those students who have achieved a quarter grade of A in Creative Writing 1 and 2. This course involves independent work as well as peer teaching of Creative Writing 1 and 2. Creative Writing 5 is open to all advanced creative writing students. The function of this class is to direct a schoolwide poetry, short story, and short essay contest. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on English Education (13th, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mar. 20-22, 1975)