For gifted students grades 6-8
Using the guiding metaphor of the hero’s journey, this writing course helps students delve into concepts such as vivid diction, controlling purpose, audience awareness, and lively voice while studying examples of descriptive, expressive, and narrative writing. Students practice skills while pursuing topics of personal interest, pursuing eight stages of the writer’s journey (including prewriting, drafting, and editing) as they write sensory descriptions, comparisons, dialectical journals, poems, autobiographical incidents, and short stories. Students also learn how to blog, query publishers and agents, and write a professional email.
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