Creative Writing

1 Semester


11, 12


Prerequisites Needed:

Either of the 9th Grade English Classes: English 9, AP Prep English 9

And Either of the 10th Grade English Classes: English 10, AP Prep English 10

Prerequisites For: None

This semester-long elective course focuses on writing for publication in three genres: poetry, short story, and creative nonfiction. The purpose of this class is to encourage students to cultivate the habits, attitudes and the time management of a writer in a writing community.

The material is taught through the reading of a variety of short stories, poems and essays. Emphasis is placed on incorporating advanced techniques into student writing, as well as understanding and recognizing these techniques in literature.

Students will be expected to enter final products into professional and/or student contests and seek out ways to publish their writing. They will conference with the instructor, participate in writer response/workshop groups, read contemporary published authors, regularly write in a writer’s notebook, and experiment with and revise their writing.

Learning Targets

  1. T1 = Communication Target: Students can effectively communicate for a variety of purposes to a variety of audiences. (writing, speaking, digital media)
  2. T2 = Reading Target: Students can comprehend and evaluate both fiction and nonfiction texts.
  3. T3 = Language Target: Students can use a wide variety of words effectively, including general vocabulary and specific literary terms, and adhere to the standard rules of English grammar when communicating.
  4. T4 = Research & Inquiry Target: Students can conduct research for a variety of purposes (evaluating sources for validity and appropriateness), and provide accurate citations.

This is an NCAA-Certified Class

eAchieve Academy is an official NCAA-approved online instruction provider and this online Creative Writing class meets the NCAA core course requirements. To see the full list of NCAA-approved online high school courses offered by eAchieve Academy, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center (use school code #502388).