- Journalism / Yearbook - Grades 9-12 / 1.0 credit
- Creative Writing - Grades 11-12 / 0.5 credit
Journalism / Yearbook (Aurora)
Studies and applies the elements and processes necessary to produce school publications. This course develops skills in news judgment, information gathering, photography, headline and caption writing, graphic design and layout, proofreading, editing, and advertising. Students enrolled in Advanced Journalism will refine and enhance their journalistic skills, research self-selected topics, plan, organize, and prepare a journalism project. Students will be selected as editors for the publications of the yearbook and newspaper.
Note: This course will require time beyond the regular school day. Class size will be limited and teacher approval is required.
A broad-based introduction to various forms of writing such as short fiction, poetry, and drama. Students also experiment with writing these genres. The class is usually comprised of technique and style discussions, reading assignments, and writing exercises. Enrollees are introduced to the concept of a writing workshop, wherein they share pieces with peers in order to give and receive feedback.