This five-unit creative writing course which contains the following units with handouts, PowerPoint Presentations, Instructional techniques, Peer Critique forms, Rubrics for self- and teacher evaluation, and brainstorming activities. The Schedule outlines day-by-day lesson planning for each unit. Every unit builds upon the last unit's Learning Targets, and every unit ends with a lesson plan using a film to prepare students for the next unit. This high school curriculum can be taught at the middle school level. This is aligned to Common Core for English 9-10 & 11-12.
Unit Four: The Video Production. This unit builds upon the creative writing skills from previous units, but this time, a small team of students work together to develop an end product: a sit-com or sit-drama video, with two commercial breaks. PowerPoint presentation demonstrate skills and technique, activities include whole class instruction and individual practice, and peer critique evaluation that implements student-to-student interaction. Unit ends with class evaluation on each group's video, a self-evaluation on the student's participation and the small group, and and Film Festival awards.