Elective Showcase: Creative Writing

Elective Showcase: Creative Writing

At Lenoir High School, English is considered to be a core class within the standard curriculum. Here at LCHS, it can also be taken as an elective, better known as creative writing. Teacher Angela Crabtree has led this program for many years now and has taught many students to expand their creativity in writing by giving them free range.

The students are able to choose what units they want to try for the year. This year they chose fiction, urban legends, poetry, and film-based writing,” Crabtree said. 

There are a number of pros for joining the class if you enjoy the art of writing. LCHS junior and journalism student, Fallon Sherrill (11) joined the class for very similar reasons. 

“I wanted to join creative writing because I like English-based classes and I wanted to strengthen my writing skills,” Sherrill said. 

As well as Sherrill being eager to learn more about writing, Crabtree shares the same interest as she teaches this course.

I am most excited about the urban legends unit. I have not taught it before, but I have many resources and samples we are going to view before creating our own about LCHS,” Crabtree said. 

Sherrill and other creative writing students have learned numerous skills so far as we enter into the 5th week of school. Sherrill plans to keep improving her writing skills and become a better writer by the end of the semester. 

“I hope my writing is stronger and I can think of more creative ways to write outside my traditional English class essays,” Sherrill said. 

With the help of Mrs. Crabtree, many students like Sherrill will eventually evolve their craft of writing by the end of the course. Creative writing is now open to any student at LCHS next semester who wants to build up their writing abilities.

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