Eastside Academic Studies

 

All Write Academy Young Griots (Teen Storytellers) (Tues)

Teacher: Valerie Vaughan
Date/Time: Thursday - 1:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Room: 260/262
Department: Language Arts
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)
Maximum Enrollment: 10

Griot:  The Chronicler of cultural traditions through narrative, poetry and other media.  


 Books, Movies, commercials, Podcasts; even TikTok videos have something in common.  They all tell a story created by a "modern-day" griot.   This course is an elective, designed to reinforce English Language Arts concepts using the writing process and literary writing devices to enhance self-expression through storytelling.  Students learn to conceptualize, draft, revise, edit , publish and present their original works and essays.  Every project is designed to improve writing and oral presentation skills.  They will also read and analyze other written works.

  

The ultimate goal of this course is to promote a learning lifestyle, not formulaic procedures.  The top priority is to help students become comfortable expressing their thoughts with a curriculum that fosters creativity and critical thinking.

(Course Code 23.0850)


SYLABUS OVERVIEW

AUGUST:          Review Literary Devices and Techniques

SEPTEMBER:   Tell A Story---Narrative Writing

OCTOBER:        Tell This Story---Descriptive Writing Photo Prompts

NOVEMBER:     Attitude of Gratitude-Multi Media Project  

DECEMBER:     Winter Break—Writing for Scholarships

JANUARY:        Tell Your Story---Autobiographical---College Applications 

FEBURARY:      Tell My Story---The Sankofa Project-Black History Bios

MARCH:             Tell The Story---Persuasive/Commercials---Informative & Debate

APRIL:                Poetry---Theater---Song

MAY:                   Writer’s Portfolio (Final)


Grades are based on: Homework, Class Participation, Tests and Quizzes.


                                                                                Class Size: 6-10

Tuition: $400 per Semester

$375 Sibling Discount

                                                 ·   Make Checks Payable to: AllWrite Academy LLC

ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED


 
 
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