Writing Fiction (in High School)

Writing Fiction (in High School)

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ISBN: 9781463582081
Grades: 9-12

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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

Category Description for Writing Fiction [In High School]:

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




Category Description for Story Writing - Programs:

These materials provide both writing instruction and assignments forwriting stories.




Category Description for CREATIVE WRITING:

These materials cover various types of creative writing, including descriptive writing, poetry, journaling, and stories.


Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781463582081
Author
Sharon Watson
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Writing with Sharon Watson
Weight
1.65 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.75"
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for budding young author
Kelly W on Jan 26, 2021
We have used the middle school Jump In writing program by this author and enjoyed it. My high school student wants to do creative writing this school year.
Renee C on Jul 11, 2019
for budding young author
Kelly W on Jan 26, 2021
My 9th grader chose this.
Velta T on Aug 14, 2019
We have used the middle school Jump In writing program by this author and enjoyed it. My high school student wants to do creative writing this school year.
Renee C on Jul 11, 2019
for a co-op class
Monica W on Aug 13, 2018
Best writing curriculum out there! Very easy to use even for self-study by student, without group support. It's inexpensive, yet it's comprehensive, complete, well-written, captivating to its readers.
Liru W on Oct 25, 2017
I used this book with my oldest and we really liked it, but now cannot find it...
Wendy D on Aug 16, 2017
Required Book for homeschool co-op class.
Venus R on Aug 14, 2017
This seemed like an interesting place to start for my student who love writing fiction
Jacquelene P on Jul 31, 2017
My daughter wants to use this one.
Toni L on Jul 3, 2017
Oldest is striving to become an author.
Drisana P on Feb 25, 2017
I read FABULOUS reviews about this & we had great success with it too! Our teen REALLY liked this curriculum!
User on Jul 26, 2016
My son, who is now in 9th grade really enjoys writing, but more specifically, writing fiction. He had a complaint that all teach-you-how-to-write-books were never really about writing fiction. So, when I saw this, we both agreed this would be wonderful for English!
Tami S. on Nov 6, 2015
My 9th grader chose this.
Velta T on Aug 14, 2019
for a co-op class
Monica W on Aug 13, 2018
When a student has completed this course, is he/she prepared for college level creative/fiction writing?
A shopper on Jul 6, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This is a good, solid fiction-writing course. Yes, they would be prepared for college level fiction writing. However, fiction writing doesn't show up too often in entry level or gen ed college courses.
Is this with a full high school credit or do we need to add more literature?
Jennifer N on May 21, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This will cover the composition part of a credit, the rest will be literature as you mentioned. About 4-6 novels per year is a good guide.
Is this for students as a student workbook that they write in?
Holly on Aug 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, at the end of each lesson there are activities for them to do. They use a separate notebook or type them out on a PC. My kids really like the program. Good luck!
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