Creative Writing with Short Stories!
Teacher: Ellen Hillman
Class Fees: $240 or $230 if taking 2 or more classes. Can be split into 3 equal payments. Price is for one quarter only.
Mat Fees: $30
In this class students will have the opportunity to read and write short stories! Our class will be highlighted by the reading of classic and stimulating stories that should nurture the love of reading and writing. We will read a variety of genres, including mystery, fantasy, science fiction, and humor. Some of our short story authors will include Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, Amy Tan & Roald Dahl. These are the masters that we will analyze!
After careful reading, analysis, and thoughtful evaluation of our selections, students will be challenged to create their own short stories. Focus will be on the development of short stories with concentration on settings, characters, plot development, conflicts, foreshadowing, and conflict resolution. Students will be able to recognize the differences between narrators, characters, protagonists, and antagonists. They will be able to incorporate these elements into their own stories. We will write stories, rewrite them, revise them, edit them, polish them, share them, and enjoy the process!