English (Creative Writing )

These next bunch of posts might seem a bit crazy to anyone else besides me, yet are long overdue. I need to accumulate all my resources and high school credits together and remove them out of my mind for the sake of my sanity. Some of them have already been completed, some have not. Also, I will be updating them as needed (because I am sure I forgot something).

(Not all resources are only for high-school, some were used for Little Sis too.)

Indiana is wonky with their credit system with 1 semester equaling a credit, 40 credits to graduate. So for my homeschooling records when I mention 1 credit, I mean 1 Semester (60-80 hours).

 

 

Creative Writing: 1 credit (English)

Resources:

 

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Fairy Tales, Fables, and Myths.

Semester 1: Understanding literature genres and how to write them.

Reading list:

European Fairy-Tales:

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales

Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales

 

Fables

Aesop’s Fables

La Fontaine’s Fables

Fables by Arnold Lobel

 

Myths

D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

 

Adventure:

The Kingdom of the Sun and Moon by Lowell H. Press

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

 

Horror:

Dracula by Bram Stoker / Epistolary (two for one)

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

 

Science Fiction:

Cinder by Marrissa Meyer

 

Mystery:

Insanity by Cameron Jace

 

Fantasy:

The Scorpio Races By Maggie Stiefvater

Splintered by A.G. Howard

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Game of Thrones (Graphic Novels) by George R. Martin

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

 

Writing:

Creating stories for each genre.

Sky’s examples

https://dkjsv05.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/seeing-you-again-miss-sky-2/

https://dkjsv05.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/the-selkies-skin-sky/

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A short story inspired by the Bronte Sisters.

Fan Fiction stories.

 

Semester 2: Reading and Writing Poetry (1) credit

Resource: A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver.

(Have not completed yet)

 

Reading List:

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann

Edward Lear/ Write a Limerick

https://dkjsv05.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/a-dog-named-bear-limerick-sky/

The Sea Fairies

The Mermaid

The Princess by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Revolting Rhymes Roald Dahl

The Crocodile

Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll

In Search of Cinderella Shel Silverstein

My Shadow Robert Lewis Stevenson

September Dark

Iron Horse James Whitcomb Riley

If Rudyard Kipling

Against Idleness and Mischief Isaac Watts

A Fairy Song William Shakespeare

Beauty and the Beast Jane Yolen

Winter Moon Langston Hughes

 

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