LAN0651: Middle School Creative Writing

05/01/2023 to 04/30/2024 • Modified 06/08/2023

Course Description

This semester-long course explores different genres of writing and the necessary elements needed to improve writing and composition skills. Writing genres covered are autobiographies, family storytelling, fairy tales, fantasies, short stories, and journals. Students will read portions of classic works in each of these genres as examples and then methodically develop original pieces and ideas. The skills focused on in this course will help students in other courses as well, especially English. Throughout the course, students reflect on God’s gift of communication with and for human beings and are encouraged to use that gift to glorify God.




Module 1: Introduction to Creative Writing

  • Week 1: Introduction
  • Week 2: Developing Great Characters 
  • Week 3: Writers Read: Little Women 
  • Week 4: Literary Element: Theme

Module 2: Family Storytelling

  • Week 5: Autobiographies and Biographies 
  • Week 6: Autobiographical Incident
  • Week 7: Writers Read: My Father’s Legacy
  • Week 8: Family Memory Narrative

Module 3: The Fairy Tale

  • Week 9: Introduction to Fairy Tales and Literary Element: Plot 
  • Week 10: Writers Read: The Snow Queen
  • Week 11: Writers Plan: Fairy Tale 
  • Week 12: Writers Write: Fairy Tale

Module 4: Fantasy

  • Week 13: Introduction, Literary Element: Setting, and Writer’s Read: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Week 14: Writers Plan: Fantasy 
  • Week 15: Writers Write: Fantasy

Module 5: Short Story

  • Week 16: Introduction
  • Week 17: Writers Read: Rip Van Winkle and Writer’s Plan: Short Story
  • Week 18: Writer’s Write: Short Story

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