Writing involves the study of characteristics and techniques of various
types of writing, imaging, and publishing.
The impetus of this class is to simply write, explore multiple
genres and forms of literature, and to engage the student in aspects of
visual literacy. This course
encourages the student to develop writing potential, using language that
is not striving towards mechanical perfection, but that is vivid, right,
passionate and accurate.
student can recognize the value of words in production of description.
student can produce a given form, based on instruction.
student can demonstrate creativity through use of literary and artistic
techniques and devices.
the necessity of detail in description.
various literary genres.
an understanding of the characteristics of literary genres.
various literary techniques.
original works in various genres.
original works in the process of portfolio selection.
student will receive a calendar of course activities and assignments for
each marking period.
work is unacceptable. All
assignments are due at the beginning of the class period on the date
class will begin with a journal activity.
Students who are tardy or whose absences are unexcused receive a
“0” grade mark for that assignment.
Students whose absences are excused (school business included)
work is available for excused absences only.
The excused absence must be documented with the attendance office.
not place assignments in the instructor’s mailbox, unless requested to
do so. Many of those assignments
seem to “get lost.” Work
not received is the student’s responsibility.
snacks and beverages (including water) are not permitted in the classroom.
There will be an automatic 5% deduction for the marking period for
personal business before or after class.
There will be no passes written allowing the student to leave the
room, except to see the school nurse.
You may purchase a pass to the bathroom or to lockers for 3% of the
marking period grade.