Key Concepts - Creative Writing

Provided below are key concepts for each academic subject area. Concepts are listed by subject and grade and give additional insight into the curriculum and instruction for the College for Kids Program. Listed are the themes for each subject area, followed by the key learning concept which inspires the in class product that is created by the students. Also listed are the essential concepts that will be taught in the classroom.


6th Grade Creative Writing
Passport to the World
Key Learning

How can an author take a reader on a trip to a far off land?

Geographic Genre
Essential Concepts
  • Research
  • Culture
  • Visuals
  • Tastes
  • Language



7th Grade Creative Writing
What are you selling?
Key Learning

How can an author use persuasive techniques to sell a product?

Essential Concepts
  • Persuasion
  • "Hot" Words
  • Audience
  • Counter-Arguments
  • Selling It!




8th Grade Creative Writing
On The Byline
Key Learning

How can an author use a writing pattern to provide information?

Journalistic Article
Essential Concepts
  • Inverted Pyramid
  • The Five W's & One H
  • The Lead
  • Objectivity
  • The Interview