English IV

Mrs. Kerri Anderson & Mrs. Colleen Olsen

Creative Writing (Fall Semester)

Mrs. Kerri Anderson

"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot." - Stephen King


Writing is a way to express thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This can be expressed in many forms such as poetry, short stories, plays, movies, and fictional and non-fictional books. 


In this class, we will learn more about the elements of creative writing through the reading of short stories and memoirs and watching media. You will have the opportunity to develop your own artistic voice by keeping a journal and writing numerous works.

Required Materials:

English lV: Business Writing (Spring Semester)

Mrs. Colleen Olsen


Prerequisite: English l, ll, lll or teacher approval

"Good writing is good business. Bad writing isn't. To be successful in sales, marketing, finance, engineering, law, personnel, and in virtually every field, you need to write well." (Wilma Davidson, author of Business Writing-- What Works, What Won't). In this class, students will learn to create that all-important opening, choose a layout that enhances readability, spot the words and phrases that clutter most business writing, and more.


  • Business Writing-- What Works, What Won't (revised edition), by Wilma Davidson. Copies may be available at the used book sale at EMERGE Kick-Off (Date TBA). Used prices start at $4.99 on Amazon (http://amzn.to/2unMa1U)


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