Writing Fiction (in High School)
Practical fiction-writing skills your storyteller needs!
Writing Fiction [In High School]: Bringing Your Stories to Life will help students gain the following skills:
- Create empathetic protagonists
- Hook readers
- Select a point of view
- Build scenes
- Ramp up the conflict
- Describe settings and characters
- Critique themselves and other writers
- Write engaging dialog
- Write to get published
- And much, much more!
Can be self-taught with guidance or used in co-ops
- A two-semester course for English credit
- No prerequisites needed
- 13 fact-filled chapters, approximately 300 pages
- 85 practical lessons
- One of only a few fiction texts uniquely designed for high school teens
- Written to the student in a conversational tone
- Gain insight into stories for literature courses
- Hundreds of age-appropriate fiction examples from classics to recent novels
- Optional manuscript track for teens who have already written a story
Having effectively taught reluctant writers to write, eager writers to write, and the skills and techniques for non-fiction writing, Sharon Watson uses her engaging style and comprehensive approach to help students master fictional writing. All aspects are explored through 13 chapters (a one-year course spanning 122 lessons) - some facts about fiction, point of view, fairy tales, characters and characterization, conflict, dialogue, description, words, theme, plot, scenes, beginnings and endings, and the final hurdle - getting published. Throughout the text written directly to the high school student, Ms. Watson teaches through example. Students explore fiction from many genres and many styles to see and understand the techniques that can enhance their own writing. This course can be used for individual students, co-ops, or classrooms. Some of the material covered, and a number of the assignments, are designed for group settings to encourage discussion and open reading/critiquing. Parents or tutors may need to be involved in this aspect if students will not have the option for group participation. This course has two tracks: the first is for writers of all skill levels, and the second is an optional track for writers who already have a manuscript. Both tracks are self-directed and self-explanatory. The available teacher's guide includes a discussion guide and answer key and a bibliography of all of the examples used in the student text (which is quite extensive). Compelling fictional writing has never been so attainable! - Zach
These materials provide both writing instruction and assignments forwriting stories.
These materials cover various types of creative writing, including descriptive writing, poetry, journaling, and stories.