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Creative Writing for the Logic Stage

Course Description

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Single-semester course with full-year option. Creative Writing for the Logic Stage is a semester-long elective course that meets once per week. We will be exploring different aspects and genres of creative writing through analysis of an assortment of readings and completing various writing exercises. Students will be exposed to the foundations of fiction and poetry. Creative Writing for the Logic Stage will cover the core elements of creative writing, and successful compositions in general.

Please note: This course may be taken individually in the fall or spring semester; a student may enroll in both the fall and spring to fulfill the full-year option. In the fall students are introduced to fundamental concepts with an emphasis on strengthening individual skills; in the spring these concepts are revisited, and students are encouraged to build off of them to create more complex, independent works. Students will be expected to create original work each semester, with more emphasis on original pieces in the spring.

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Required texts:

  • Fishman, Boris. The Creative Writer, Level One: Five Finger Exercises. ISBN 9781933339559 (Available through Well-Trained Mind Press)
  • Fishman, Boris. The Creative Writer, Level Two: Essential Ingredients. ISBN 9781933339566 (Available through Well-Trained Mind Press)

Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.

Class cap: 15 students.

Designed for grades 6-9.

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