For gifted students grades 5-7
This Duke TIP interdisciplinary curriculum for gifted 5th-7th graders teaches students to write stories driven by interest as they craft original characters and plots, test different points of view, and experiment with a range of settings and style. Along the way they follow the stories of several characters via an original TIP adventure film set in ancient Rome and Egypt, Renaissance England, and twentieth-century China and Argentina. Students will be prompted to invent plot twists that add Julius Caesar, Nefertiti, Evita, and Queen Elizabeth I as they try to escape dramas and traumas. The curriculum also provides arts, history, and vocabulary excursions so students can develop believable worlds with high stakes and intriguing characters.
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Head to the TIP Curriculum Vault to view all 10 lessons of Creative Writing.