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Short Story: Plot, Characterization, Setting


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Age Range:
16 - 17 years
Estimated Course Length:
15 hours
11th - 12th grade
The ability to write short compositions with correct grammar and mechanics.
Materials Included:
Course Study Guide and Study Booklet

Product Description

This course takes the student on a guided adventure tour into the world of creative writing.

The student examines for himself how professional writers handle plot, characterization and setting and tries his hand at each of them, following the guidelines given in the study booklet.

By the end of the course he will have written a 2000-word short story of his own in which he has applied these abilities and achieved a high level of communication.

Materials You Need to Supply: Required texts/references: Understanding Literature (1984) and Appreciating Literature (1984), Macmillan Pub. Co. (out of print at the publisher, copies may be available from Follett Educational Services, 800-621-4272), or any 9th or 10th grade literature text or other source that includes definitions and examples of the following: short story, plot, character, setting. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. Magazines such as Upfront or National GeographicOptional texts/references: Webster's New World Handbook for Writing.