Writing Matters: Creative Writing Activities
Program Area: Language, Reading
Criterion: Demonstrate an understanding of the process of creativity from primary sources to published works.
- The student detects changes to primary manuscripts, and assesses the value of those changes.
- The student reveals an understanding of common literary terms, such as mood, tone, viewpoint.
- The student analyzes artistic elements that influence a writer's content and style.
- The student recognizes the form of various genres, and explains their unique qualities.
Program Area: Language, Writing
Criterion: Select and use an appropriate analytic and/or creative form to reveal an understanding of this literary manuscript study.
- The student uses any artistic form with written accompaniment to demonstrate any concept expressed by one of the writers.
- The student analyzes a work by one of the writers to reveal an understanding of the relationship of his or her primary sources to the published work.
- The student writes a roman à clefs using ideas on autobiographical writing acquired in this study.
- The student explores one of the literary genres, including TV and radio plays, to explain its unique qualities.
Program Areas: Language, Oral Work, Editing, Sharing
Criteria: Share work, edit and revise.
- The student forms a group to share his or her work with classmates.
- The student explains a work-in-progress to his or her groupmates, sharing sources and suggestions.
- The student edits and proofreads his or her own work-in-progress, correcting errors with the help of others (spellchecker, teacher, classmates, etc.).
Program Area: Language, Oral and Visual Communication
Criterion: Use listening and communication skills.
- The student demonstrates an ability to listen and to respond to the insights of others.
- The student builds on the ideas contributed by others on the subject of creativity.
- The student investigates the relevance of archival records to current situations.
- The student understands and shares orally the insights gleaned from this archival study.