Creative Writing

This is my favorite subject!  If you can give your homeschool students the gift of writing well, they will undoubtedly do well in just about any career.  Being able to take your thoughts and put them on paper in a compelling and pleasing way is a skill any homeschool student can develop.  We have creative writing programs for just about every taste and style:  research, fiction, poetry, and basic creative writing. 

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Softcover, 544 pgs, 9781933339535

This groundbreaking new writing series combines time-tested classical techniques—the imitation and analysis of great writers—with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature.


Softcover, 580 pgs, 9781933339528

Susan Wise Bauer wrote Writing with Skill for students to begin to work through independently, and the text is written directly to the student. Organized by days, each "step" progressively moves students through the workbook as they move from one day to the next. Covering the basics of composition, outlining, sentence skills, beginning literary criticism of poetry and prose, writing narratives and descriptions, and researching and documenting sources, the course culminates with a final project. Using extensive literary models and step-by-step instructions on the lesson concepts, students will gain the tools needed to write with clarify and confidence.

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Consumable, 250 pgs, 9781933339771

All four levels of Writing With Ease workbook contain a complete teacher's guide...but perhaps you want additional help. You can get additional teacher's help in this book, Writing With Ease, Strong Fundamentals. This book contains teacher helps for all 4 levels of Writing With Ease. There are guidelines for approximately what a child should know at each level, how to individualize the program to your child, and additional script for you (the teacher) to help teach writing. There is also a troubleshooting section if your student is struggling. This one book will get you through all 4 years of Writing With Ease. 

 

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Softcover, 84 pgs, 9781463582289

This is the teacher's guide for the Writing Fiction in High School course. Although the course could probably stand alone, I believe you will find the teacher's guide to be an invaluable help. Besides the answer key, it also contains a lesson plan, discussion questions (especially for the various literature excerpts and movies), and teacher helps. 

 

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Softcover, 300 pgs, 9781463582081

Does your teen love to write stories? Does he or she want to be a positive Christian influence in the world through fiction? Sharon Watson, author of Apologia Press's popular middle school writing curriculum JUMP IN, offers Writing Fiction [in High School], an exciting, new textbook specially designed for your homeschool, private school, or Christian teen. Writing Fiction [in High School] is written to the student in a conversational tone and requires only minimal parental/teacher guidance. It's packed with literally hundreds of age-appropriate, real-fiction examples from classics, best-sellers, and movies so students can learn how to write their own intriguing short stories or novels. Your students will study and practice essential elements of storywriting and learn to critique their own work and classmates', too. In addition, they'll discuss important ideas about fiction in their groups formed from class members, co-op classes, or friends.

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An SHP Favorite!, Softcover, 138 pgs, 9780975499788

Write On: The Kid Friendly, Mother Pleasing, Gentle Way to Learn to Write - A writing manual that takes the drudgery out of learning to write.


An SHP Favorite!, Softcover, 410 pgs, 9781477459232

This is one of the most logical, well-written, user-friendly high school level writing courses I have yet found. It is designed to gently and thoroughly develop your student's writing skills. Two things you need to know about Sharon Watson: she herself is an amazing writer, so her course is fun and interesting rather than textbookish; and she's incredibly encouraging. In fact her objectives for the course are two-fold: to gain in competence/skill AND to impact the student's attitude toward writing through encouragement and success.

 

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Softcover, 204 pgs , 9781477459294

This teacher's guide provides much more than just answers; it also includes an assignment checklist; objectives for the course; evaluation forms/rubrics; advice on grading, including extensive information on how to earn an "A, B, C," etc.; how to help students self-edit; guidelines; methods; monthly 14-minute "power surge" exercises; and other helpful teaching information. Answers are provided, and arranged by lesson and practice number. They're line-listed with the questions provided, and the answers in italics.

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Softcover, 350 pgs, 9781933339634

Though The Creative Writer Level 4: Becoming a Writer can stand alone (no prerequisite), it DOES build on the first three volumes. If your student is a beginner, you may want to start with with one of the earlier levels. Like the other levels, the first weeks of level 4 are a study of fiction writing. The second part is a study of writing poetry.

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Softcover, 215 pgs, 9781933339573

Though The Creative Writer Level 3: Building Your Craft can stand alone (no prerequisite), it DOES build on the first two volumes. If your student is a beginner, you may want to start with level one or 2, but if your student has some experience, you can easily jump into level 3. Like the other levels, the first 18 weeks of level 3 are a study of fiction writing and include lessons in plot, characterization, dialogue, point of view, and more. The second 18 weeks are a study of writing poetry, and include fun and imaginative lessons.

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Softcover, 311 pgs, 9781933339566

Picking up after The Creative Writer: Level 1, this second volume refreshes and builds upon those lessons on plot, character, dialogue, and other storytelling basics. The first 18-weeks focus on fiction and the second 18-weeks on poetry. Fiction units are further divided into literary categories such as plot, character, dialogue, setting, point of view, and scene. The Grimm's fairy tale "The Golden Goose" is chosen as the example for each section, with a different element emphasized in each chapter. Poetry units include subjects, word choice, form and sound, and nonsense. At the end of each section, challenge exercises provide an opportunity for students to put their newly-learned knowledge into practice.

 

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Softcover, 213 pgs, 9781933339559

Breaking down the elements that go into successful imaginative works, The Creative Writer leads aspiring writers through the skills needed to construct each. The assignments, designed to make students more aware of language and more confident in their own ingenuity, build on each other until beginning creative writers have successfully created their own stories, poems, and essays.

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