English Champ

Creative Writing

CREATIVE WRITING– Course Outline

Course Objective

This programme is intended to help the students to acquire better writing skills to write specific text form or genre. Students need structure and guidance to help them develop a range of strategies and skills.  This will help them improve their confidence and creativity in writing.

Course Methodology

This programme employs learning techniques which include active learning strategies to facilitate understanding, retention and output. Students will participate actively in individual, pair work and group activities which allow them to learn, develop and practise their creative writing skills

Term 1
Week Forms of writing Objectives Focus
1 & weekly Journals Students write about what had happened on that day/week and express their emotions and/or opinion. They share news, explore new ideas, and record notes.
  • Personal journals
  • Grammar
2, 3,4 & 5 Descriptive Writing Students learn the elements of writing, mind-mapping and brainstorming to create and write a descriptive essay. Students observe carefully and choose precise language. They take notice of sensory details and use figurative language to make their writing more powerful. This is also to prepare them to enter the international Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Competition 2013.
  • Character sketches
  • Descriptive sentences
  • Descriptive essays
  • Figurative language
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Editing & proofreading
6 & 7 Persuasive Writing Persuasion is winning someone to your viewpoint or cause using appeals to logic, moral character, and emotion. Students present their position clearly and with concision, and support it with examples and evidence.
  • Book review
  • Grammar
  • Editing & proofreading
8 & 9 Poems Students create word pictures and play with rhyme and other stylistic devices as they create poems. Students learn that poetic language is vivid and powerful but concise and that poems can be arranged in different ways on a page.
  • Poems
  • Sensory words
  • Editing & proofreading
10 Procedures Students list sequences of actions or steps to show the way to do something and present it as connected sentences or paragraphs.
  • Instructions to play a game
  • Grammar
  • Editing & proofreading

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