York Community High School

Creative Writing

Grade 12 / 1 Semester  - 1.0 credit

Prerequisite:  Students must have earned credit for English 11 orAdvanced Placement Language and Composition


Creative Writing is a one-semester course designed to provide students the opportunity to explore a variety of writing styles including creative non-fiction, poetry, short fiction and script writing.  Students write often, constructing a writer’s portfolio and developing the craft of writing by applying the techniques and devices of effective  imaginative writing for an audience beyond the writer herself or himself.  To develop their craft, students engage in a number of pre-writing activities designed to spur and engage in revision processes.  Following the workshop model writers in the class frequently share their writing with their peers for feedback and to  learn skills of objectively critiquing the writing of others; additionally, each genre exploration culminates in a celebration of the students’ writing where each student shares a piece, or portion of a piece of their writing through print, media,or performance.  Creative Writing provides experience and audience for those who love to write, those who are interested in learning the craft of writing, those who wish to share the enjoyment of writing with others, or those who wish to learn more about writing in order to better appreciate what writers do.


Creative Writing Teachers

Drumm, Erica (630) 617-2400 ex.7259 English Teacher edrumm@elmhurst205.org