Creative Writing Set
Creative writing students study vocabulary, meaning, context, and present writing examples. They study ancient epics, the Bible, medieval literature, poetry, and romantic and Victorian literature.
The first semester course (5 units) focuses on creative writing skills. Creative writing is studied through ancient epics, The Bible (short stories, poetry and parables), Renaissance literature (includes Erasmus and Luther), Victorian literature, modern poetry, fantasy and science fiction. Attention is also given to vocabulary exercises and reviews of synonyms, antonyms, prefixes, root words, suffixes and context. Writing strategies are learned and demonstrated as they complete narrative, expository, persuasive or descriptive writing assignments.
The second semester course (5 units) provides greater instruction in Speech. Storytelling, practical application, delivery, voice and rhetoric are studied. Strategies for becoming a successful public speaking, achieving speaking goals and how to be a champion public speaker are also covered. Students study Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King's I have a Dream speech, John F. Kennedy's Inaugural speech, and George W. Bush's Address to Congress on Terrorist Attack.
Designed as an independent learning curriculum, the Starline Press English programs cover a variety of language arts skills at grade appropriate levels. Aligned to California state standards (Please see publisher website for CA state standards correlation), each grade level provides self- directed instruction with minimal teacher supervision. Grades 3-8 complete twelve units (booklets) per year, with units averaging 24-60 pgs. each with a suggested 3 week completion timeframe. Grades 9-12 complete 5 booklets per semester/10 per year. Consumable booklets are colorfully illustrated and soft cover. Each grade level includes vocabulary lists, fill in the blank questions, chapter reviews, and unit tests. Literature studies are included in the fifth grade, seventh grade and upper high school levels. You may wish to include additional, grade appropriate literature with the other levels. Available only in complete sets which include score and test keys. ~ Deanne
These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.