ENG030: Creative Writing (Elective)

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

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Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Students create original essays, poems, and short stories in this course, which uses two textbooks and focuses on the four-step process writing model. They read professionally written forms of creative writing as models and then integrate their impressions of these works with their personal life experiences as they compose their own writing projects. Students are encouraged to write about topics they find engaging as they practice writing on the following themes: narration, definition, process analysis, cause and effect, and comparison/contrast. After students turn in each assignment, the teacher supplies detailed suggestions for revision. This feedback helps students learn how to improve their self-expression and self-editing skills.

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Course Outline


Unit 1: Introduction to Creative Writing

  • Ideas and Imagination
  • The Writing Process, Part 1
  • The Writing Process, Part 2
  • The Writing Process, Part 3

Unit 2: Fiction Writing

  • Exploring Fiction
  • Elements of Fiction, Part 1
  • Elements of Fiction, Part 2
  • Writing Fiction

Unit 3: Poetry Writing

  • Exploring Poetry
  • Elements of Poetry
  • Styles and Forms of Poetry
  • Writing Poetry
  • Poetry Project

Unit 4: Multimedia Writing

  • Exploring Multimedia
  • Creating a Multimedia Presentation
  • Sharing a Multimedia Presentation

Unit 5: Student Self-Publishing

  • Introduction to Student Publishing
  • Publishing a Class Anthology
  • Analyzing Personal Style and Growth


Unit 6: Creative Nonfiction Focus

  • Section A — Getting Started and Goals
  • Section B — Elements of Creative Nonfiction, Part 1C
  • Section C — Elements of Creative Nonfiction, Part 2
  • Section D — Creative Nonfiction Project

Unit 7: Fiction Focus

  • Section A — Fiction Practice and Development
  • Section B — Advanced Fiction Elements, Part 1
  • Section C — Advanced Fiction Elements, Part 2
  • Section D — Fiction Project

Unit 8: Poetry Focus

  • Section A — Poetry Practice and Development
  • Section B — Advanced Poetry Elements, Part 1
  • Section C — Advanced Poetry Elements, Part 2
  • Section D — Poetry Project

Unit 9: Writing for Stage And Screen

  • Section A — Introduction To Playwriting
  • Section B — Elements of Playwriting, Part 1
  • Section C — Elements of Playwriting, Part 2
  • Section D — Playwriting Project

Unit 10: Traditional Publishing

  • Section A — Exploring Traditional Publishing
  • Section B — Submitting For Publication
  • Section C — Reflection And Self-Analysis
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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling