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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

6 Weeks

Overview

Do you like to play with words? Would you like to build structures, become someone else, reflect on who you are, and connect to nature and music — all through words? In this enrichment experience, we will focus on a new creative writing theme or genre each week: poetry, music, description, micro-fiction, and nature. We will write together using imaginative prompts to spark our creativity, and our practice will culminate in a final celebration of student work.

This enrichment experience will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 12:00. The session will run for six weeks starting the week of October 10th.

During this course, you will learn career-related skills and earn a badge for this accomplishment. A badge is a digital certification of your career-related learning that you can share on social media and higher education platforms, or with colleges, potential employers, peers, and colleagues. Select this link to learn more about badges.

Major Topics and Concepts

Week 1: Found or Blackout Poem

Week 2: Musical Poem or Playlist

Week 3: Descriptive Paragraph

Week 4: Very Short Stories

Week 5: Nature Journal Entry

Week 6: Portfolio

Credits .125

For students grades 6-8

Competencies

  • Creative Writing
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of creative writing by crafting poems, short stories, and descriptive pieces that display imagination and inventiveness.

Pre-Requisites

None

Attend a virtual open house

We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.