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Program Overview
Our new Literary and Media Arts curriculum is divided into two broad areas of instruction: Creative writing and journalism. This writing-intensive art form is offered as a primary arts focus for grades seven and eight, as a secondary art focus for grades six and seven, and to fifth graders as an arts workshop.
 

Creative Writing
The creative writing courses will instruct and encourage students to write short works of fiction, drama, and poetry, as well as creative non-fiction narratives. Students will explore creativity, writings styles, and original voice through writing prompt activities and exemplar literature study. Students will build a supportive community of writers and write several works for their personal writing portfolios. Our student authors will present their writings in a school-wide literary magazine, through various online publication opportunities, and at live readings throughout the school year. 


Journalism
 Media Arts is the study of journalism divided into three main areas of instruction: Journalism Ethics and Law, Newswriting, and Production. Students will develop an understanding of the function and role of the media through important case law and real-world examples, learn the basics of newswriting, editing, and layout, and produce the school newspaper, Arts OutLoud.