This writing curriculum takes an original and highly creative path to teaching elements of literature and creative writing. In this course students learn characterization, plot, setting, theme and conflict–all the traditionally taught elements of literature, but not taught in the traditional manner. These elements are learned in the context of writing their own adventure novel. This is a hands-on literature course. The course consists of watching a brief lecture on DVD, reading a portion of the textbook and completing writing assignments in the workbook. The assignments in the workbook are putting into application the element taught in the lesson, with the added benefit of beginning to build the framework for the novel. At the end of the year, the student will have written a 12 chapter adventure novel.
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