Creative Writing Syllabus

Homework

Week One
Jan. 6

Section 1: Poetry

Class 1

Adding the class
Syllabus/Green Sheet
We...
Week Five
Feb. 3

Class 8

Class 9

Week Six
Feb 10

Class 10

Section 2: Fiction:
Terms 1-8
Review: POV and Plot
Discussi...
Week Nine
Mar. 3

Fiction

Class 15

Discussion: Fiction: Science Fiction: Stranger in a
Strange Land
Lecture:Sentence lev...
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  1. 1. Creative Writing Syllabus Homework Week One Jan. 6 Section 1: Poetry Class 1 Adding the class Syllabus/Green Sheet Website Terms In-class writing Class 2 Groups and Participation Points Disussion: Haiku Terms 6-10 Lecture: Blank Verse: Form, Meter, and Structure Guided Writing (Color Poem) Post #2 Blank Verse: Color Poem Reading: Sonnets Study Terms 1-10 Class 3 Discussion: Blank Verse: Color Poem Terms 11-16 Lecture: Rhyme and Rhyme Schemes/Sonnet Guided Writing: Shakespearian/Petrarchan Sonnet Post #3 Sonnet: Shakespearian or Petrarchan Reading: Sestina/Villanelle Study Terms 1-16 Class 4 Discussion: Sonnet Terms 17-23 Lecture Sestina/Villanelle: Form and Structure Guided Writing: Sestina/Villanelle Post #4: Sestina or Villanelle Reading: Free Verse Study Terms 1-23 Establish your Wordpress user name Post #1: 2-3 Haiku Bring a copy of your work to our next meeting. Reading: Blank Verse-All (on the website under “course readings,” “poetry,” and “blank verse”). Study Terms 1-5 Week Two Jan. 13 Week Three Jan. 20 No Class Class 5 Holiday Discussion: Sestina/Villanelle Terms 24- 30 Lecture: Free Verse Guided Writing: Free Verse Week Four Jan. 27 Class 6 Class 7 Post # 5 Free Verse Choose two or three different-style poems to revise for project 1. Bring four copies of your proposed project to our next class meeting. Study Terms: 1-30 Section 2: Fiction Terms Test 1 Writers' Workshop: Poetry Post # 6: Project #1 Due: Project #1: Poetry: Sat 7:00 am New Groups Lecture: Elements of Fiction: Plot and POV Guided Writing: POV (Three little Pigs) Post #7: 250 words of your Three Little Pigs story. Reading: Note the Plot and POV of each: “The Tell Tale Heart” Edgar Allan Poe “A Very Short Story” Ernest Hemingway “Dr. Chevalier’s Lie” Kate Chopin
  2. 2. Week Five Feb. 3 Class 8 Class 9 Week Six Feb 10 Class 10 Section 2: Fiction: Terms 1-8 Review: POV and Plot Discussion: "A Very Short Story," "A Tale Tell Heart," and "Dr. Chevalier's Lie" Lecture: Character and Setting Guided Writing:Character, place, time, situation Post #8: Guided Writing Reading: “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” Study Terms: 1-8 Terms 9-17 Review Discussion: "The Celebrated Jumping Frog" Lecture: Setting, Tone Guided Writing: Adventure Story Post # 9: Guided writing (draft) Read: “The Chrysanthemums” Study Terms Fiction Terms 18-25 Discussion: "The Chrysanthemums" Lecture: Fiction: Dialogue Guided Writing: Fiction Adventure Story Post # 10: post one or two dialogues from your story that demonstrate the skills we learned today. Bring: One copy of your completed fiction for each member of your group. Study Terms Class 11 Terms 25-30 Writers' Workshop: Fiction Project #2 Post # 11: The best two paragraphs of your fiction project. Submit Project #2 before our next class meeting. Reading: “The Most Dangerous Game” Study: Terms Week Seven Feb 17 Fiction Fiction Project 3 Monday No Holiday Class Class 12 Project #2 Due Terms Test #2 Lecture: Fiction: "The Most Dangerous Game." Suspense Guided Writing: Suspense Week Eight Feb 24 Fiction Class 13 Class 14 Post #12: Post a long paragraph or two that demonstrate your efforts at creating suspense. Reading: "Labels" Post #13: two paragraphs (without the “to be” verb) from your in-class writing. Discussion: "Labels" Work on your fiction 2 project Lecture: Eliminating the passive voice; 7 genres Read Science Fiction: Heinlein: Stranger in a Guided Writing: Using the Active Voice in 7 genres Strange Land: Sections I-III, ending on page 19. Review: Eliminating "to be" verbs/ 7 Genres Lecture: Fiction: 7 plots Guided Writing Post #14: Post a scene from your story that demonstrates a convention or step in your tale. Work on your fiction project. Finish reading the section from Stranger in a Strange Land.
  3. 3. Week Nine Mar. 3 Fiction Class 15 Discussion: Fiction: Science Fiction: Stranger in a Strange Land Lecture:Sentence level construction Guided Writing: Body language Post #15: A scene of body language Bring: Three copies of your completed fiction Class 16 Writers' Workshop #3: Fiction Project Terms 1-9 Post # 16: The best two or three paragraphs of your fiction project. Reading: Drama: 10 minute plays: "Gray Matter" Submit Project #3 before our next class meeting. Study: Terms 1-9 Week Ten Mar. 10 Section Three: Drama Class 17 Class 18 Project #3 Due Writing Exercise Terms 10-18 Lecture: Short Plays Guided Writing Coming Attractions Discussion: Self evaluation postings; Short Plays Terms 19-25 Guided Writing Week Eleven Section Three: Drama Mar 17 Due: Self-assessment Terms: Test #3 Drama Class 19 Discussion Short Plays Group work Class 20 Make-up or Retake of Terms Test Discussion: Portfolios Writers' Workshop: Drama Project #4 Week Twelve Drama Mar 24 Due: Project #4 Drama Class 21 Play Readings/Performances Class 22 Final Due: Portfolio (Electronic in one file) Wednesday, Due: Submission to Poetry Magazine March 26 Finish Play Readings/Performances 11:30 to 1:30 Work on Play Study Terms 1-18 Work on your projects Write your self-assessment and email it to me. Study for terms test #3 Each person should bring a hard copy of the play. Study for make-up test (optional). Prepare: Reading/Performance/or Video for Monday. Email me a copy of your drama Email me a copy of (or a link to) your performance. Prepare: Portfolio submission is due before our final class.

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