English Language Arts
An Exploration in Creative Writing provides students the opportunity to read, analyze, and critique a variety of rigorous text(s) in order to find their own voice, style, and story. Students will read and create writing pieces that model masters of various genres, as well as establish their own personal writing style. Genres to be explored through both reading and writing include poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, essay, biography, screenplay, letters, visuals, song, and graphic novels. Students will be afforded ample experiences revising, reflecting, presenting, and showcasing their own writing with peers and the instructor. Peer review, collaboration, and deep engagement in the writing process is a key component of the course. This course may be taken as an elective by Grade 10 students in addition to English 10 or Advanced English 10.