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 Two: Childhood Memoir. This unit uses the skills from the previous unit, and adds narrative writing skills, such as creating a "hook opening" and developing a "reflective ending" in creating a memoir based on a childhood event. 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 preparation for next unit, "The Hero's Journey," by analyzing the film, "The Little Mermaid."