This course is project based. Students will analyze selected stories and articles and write a variety of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. A final major project, publication worthy, will be created in the second term of the course.
Required: Binder, 600 pages of loose leaf paper, dark pen, coloured pen, pencil
Recommended: journal notebook, glue/tape, scissors, pencil crayons/felts, ruler
Course outline: cw12-course-outline
After Spring Break (April 1 onward) students are working on their capstone projects. Each has chosen to write either a novella, a collection of poetry, or the first draft of a novel.
- SRR# 22-24
- RW #17,18
- CWR# 36-39 Finished!! 🙂
April 1 – 5
- SRR# 19-21
- RW #15,16
- SRR #16-18
- RW #13,14
- Parts of speech review (nouns, Proper nouns, pronouns, verb, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions)
- Fantasy tropes
- working on personal project: short story or scene using emotion and dialogue and beat sheet.
- SRR # 13-15
- RW #11,12
- CRW# 21-25
- Beat sheets
- Rapid Write Poem
Feb 25-March 1
- SRR #10-12 (hand in completed sheet Friday)
- CRW #16-20
- RW # 9,10
- finish working on short, short stories. These to be printed and ready to share on Wed.
- Quiz Wed on Key to 100,000 words (know prefixes and roots of the 14 words)
- Poetry Friday: Pantoum (6 stanzas)
- Family Day on Monday. Do something fun with your family!
- SRR #8,9
- RW# 7,8
- CRW # 12-15
- Reading a selection of The Blind Assassin and looking at narration. Writing one piece from 3 different PsOV. (You may use your Jerry/Harry story for this, and count that as one). 150-250 words (1/2 to one page typed) for the 2 other PsOV.
- Grammar-Look at next 7 words in the Key to 100,000 words. Mini-poster of one word. Test next Wed.
- Identifying “deep truth” and structuring a short story with one.
- Poetry Friday- “I remember” prompt poem. Students received individual prompts, wrote 1 min on each, then used the result to find their poems. For students here, use the following: 1. an object that’s precious 2. someone you value 3. a family vacation 4. a quote from a TV show or movie 5. a moment you knew you were in love
- SRR #6, 7
- RW # 5, 6
- CRW #8-11
- editing process, handouts on adding emotion to setting and dialogue
- Harry/Jerry story re-writes
- Grammar: Key to 100,000 words
- SRR 3-5
- CWR 4-8
- RW 3-4
- Story “Rings” from Geist #95 Winter 2014 What’s the symbolism of the rings? What’s the theme of the story? 150-200 words. Be sure to include specific examples and personal connections to support your opinions. (Due Tues)
- Crafting a scene from a story frame. (Due Thurs)
Jan 29-Feb 1
- Review outline
- Read “First Thoughts”
- CWR #2
- Writer’s Profile
- Get silent reading books- library signed out
- SRR #1 Quote that reveals something about the protagonist, explain
- CWR #1
- Read aloud The Salmon Eaters
- Fire alarm
- The Salmon Eaters discussion
- Task- reflection on The Salmon Eaters OR write something of your world, modeled on it. 250-300 words, due Mon
- Silent Reading
- SRR #2
- Found poetry- song lyric activity