Creativity for English and Beyond with Denise Montgomery

$165.00

Creativity for English and Beyond
Start Date – Sept 15 – December 1 (12 weeks)
When: Tuesdays 8:30am CT, One-hour weekly
Cost: $145 members/$ 165 non-members
Student ages: 13-18 year olds
Minimum: 12 students / Maximum: 18 students

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Description

Creativity for English and Beyond
Start Date – Sept 15 – December 1 (12 weeks)
When: Tuesdays 8:30am CT – One-hour weekly
Cost: $145 members/$ 165 non-members
Student ages: 13-18 year olds
Minimum: 12 students / Maximum: 18 students

This creativity course fills in the gaps that many English curriculums leave. To think critically, effectively communicate, problem-solve, and experience life more fully, students must look through a new and wider lens.

This course teaches how to look further and deeper, synthesize and organize observations, grow and utilize imaginations, and then translate findings into words (both written and spoken).

During this course, students will participate in group discussions (and even dramatizations). They will learn to engage the imagination and express creative thinking all while taking an extra dose of formal English language and literature instruction.

Within this course, we will cover:

  • short reading assignments
  • observation activities
  • journalling
  • themes in fiction
  • narrative craft
  • character psychology/analysis
  • literary terms and devices
  • and more

Prerequisite Skills: 

  • active listening
  • note-taking

Supplies Needed: 

  • online capabilities/email address
  • some sort of journal (even homespun)
  • writing utensil
  • odds and ends 

Bio:

Denise earned a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature, Specializing in Creative Writing.

She is a wife, a mother of six, and has homeschooled for almost twenty years. Her family has been active in NCFCA since 2015.

She has developed curriculum for and taught Developmental English as well as English Composition courses. She is also the founder and current director of the Catholic Writers of St. Louis.

Passionate about the English language and creativity, Denise believes in venerating beauty, exploring imagination, and encouraging thought.

 


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