Creative Writing

INSTRUCTOR Melissa Palma
Age Range 11- 14 yrs
Schedule Tuesdays, Block 3, 2p – 3:15p
Description In this class, students will write poetry for the first few weeks and then spend the remainder of the term writing a short story, or if a student prefers, they can write an essay, autobiography, or historical fiction. The goal of this class is to foster of love of writing and discovering one’s own voice. Grammar, spelling, literary techniques will be covered along the way.
Important Notes Please bring your language arts composition notebook from last term (or bring a new one) plus a pencil and a folder for storing handouts.
Prerequisite Students should want to write!
Homework Yes, writing and editing each week is expected at home.
Parents Parents are welcome, but not needed.
Class Cost Members: FREE. Non-Members: $100
Material/Lab Fee None, unless students want to print a zine or anthology, in which case it would cost around $5-8 for a copy of the publication.

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