Teaching Creative Writing
This course provides the tools, strategies and instructional materials to equip you for teaching this subject and preparing your students through lessons in poetry, fiction, and drama. Instruction includes models of assignment tasks, suggestions for methods of presentation, and a full explanation of evaluation and assessment tools. Sample poetry skills include matters of form such as traditional vs. free verse; figurative language such as metaphor, hyperbole, and many more; sound devices like assonance, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. In fiction, skills will be developed in such topics as sketches for setting, point of view and character. For playwriting, study will center on the functions of dialogue and stage directions.