Creative Writing Proficiencies


Students will:

1. Speak for a variety of real purposes and audiences by:

A. presenting materials to the class.

B. collaborating with classmates.

C. performing materials.

2. Listen actively in a variety of situations to information from a variety of sources by:

A. collaborating with classmates.

B. actively listening to classmates presentations/performances.

C. actively listening to various media presentations.

3. Write in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes by:

A. using appropriate pre-writing strategies.

B. using a variety of modes of discourse: narrative, descriptive, expository, poetic, fiction, and drama.

C. selecting appropriate mode for a given writing situation.

D. selecting an approach appropriate for the written message to be communicated.

E. identifying and appropriately addressing a variety of audiences.

F. revising one’s own and another’s written text for content and organization.

G. editing one’s own and another’s written text for grammar, usage, syntax, and mechanics that demonstrate standard English, as appropriate.

H. producing a written product that effectively communicates the writer’s intent.

I. developing and enhancing vocabulary through writing.

J. recognizing the effects of word meaning and choices on perception and impact.

4. Read various materials and texts with comprehension and critical analysis by:

A. recognizing various types and forms of literature.

B. recognizing elements of literature: plot characterization, setting, theme, point-of-view, mood, tone, figurative language, etc.

C. gaining literal information and making inferences from literature.

D. reading and responding to literature critically.

E. recognizing and responding to the commonality of literary forms throughout literature.

F. recognizing recurring themes in literature.

G. modeling writing on materials.

5. View, understand, and use non-textual visual information through experience and response utilizing appropriate methods of analysis, interpretation, and evaluation.

6. Use research skills to access, interpret, and apply information from a variety of print and non-print sources by:

A. gathering information through effective interpretive uses of print and non-print media.

B. comparing information available while researching a given topic.

C. applying appropriate research forms for documentation.

7. Collaborate by sharing ideas, examples, and insights productively and respectfully in informal conversation/discussion and in written responses.

8. Develop a better understanding of themselves, or others, and of the world through language and expression.