Are you constantly coming up with story ideas and need a place to share your poetry or song lyrics? Do you wish The Inklings still existed? Would you like to improve your writing style in a fun and energizing atmosphere or co-create your own English class and credits?
This club is for you!
Students set their own yearly and monthly writing goals, which vary from writing novels and poetry, to winning contests and finding an editor to publish, to starting a blog. We provide regular accountability and support along with weekly writing prompts, a place to read your writing and have it assessed, information on contests and writing opportunities, writing challenges, weekly skill-building, group readings and helpful and positive critiques! Break-out rooms add to the camaraderie as we work together to write! Skill-building may include but is not limited to:
- Poetry Forms and Meter
- Sketch Comedy Writing
- Figures of Speech and Tropes
- Lyrical Writing
Each week students share book recommendations briefly describing major themes, characters and plot. The teacher guides students in basic literary analysis and presentation skills. Books are rated and we create an on-going book list. Because of our students varied interests and age levels, our book lists are fun and eclectic. We publish our Creative Writing Recommended Book list each semester. This club is a perfect tie-in to other English courses and is an ideal fit for those who want to hone their writing and creative skills, for those considering writing as a career or for those who need an extra credit in English. The Jr. High Writing Club is available to motivated students grades 6 an up. This course is a perfect tie in to Speech as well as Civics! Students can join mid-year.