Teaching Creative Writing

Inquisitive Oakland School for the Arts students learn literary arts from CCA student-teachers

Project Objective: 

In “Teaching Creative Writing”, ENGAGE students taught students at Oakland School of the Arts and created a portfolio of lesson plans and creative writing syllabi in poetry, fiction and plays. For each assignment ENGAGE students crafted lectures and identified the learning objectives/ goals for their Literary Arts class while learning to work through potential stumbling blocks.

Project Outcomes(s):

“Teaching Creative Writing” introduced students to both the practical and conceptual aspects of teaching creative writing and a unique hands-on experience to teach Literary Arts to High School students. Through their experience with students at Oakland School of the Arts, “Teaching Creative Writing” participants were able to fine-tune their teaching materials as welcomed guest teachers in the classroom. At the conclusion of “Teaching Creative Writing,” ENGAGE students created a chapbook to highlight the final writings of OSA students that they mentored and invited the OSA students to read their work at the CCA Writers Studio.