Creative Writing Through LiteratureHomeschool Curriculum

Screen shot 2016-03-19 at 10.22.55 PMCreative Writing Through Literature is a comprehensive writing and literature curriculum for high school and junior high students.

New for 2017

Creative Writing Through Literature: Adventures in Non-Fiction

APA and MLA formatting, Journalism, memoir writing, narratives, and more! Adventures in Non-Fiction will prepare your high school student for college through a comprehensive high school curriculum that challenges your student while helping them cultivate their writing skills!

“I have been a fan of Carol Kinsey’s writing for quite some time. God has certainly given her a gift that she uses to inspire and encourage through her stories. We are excited about this new curriculum project. I am sure that you will find this curriculum helpful as a tool to help develop not only writing skills but a love for reading.”

– Buddy Davis Speaker, Singer, Songwriter, Adventurer, Paleo-Artist for Answers in Genesis

Available through Amazon. Creative Writing Through Literature offers students an opportunity to strengthen their writing skills and develop a love for reading.

  • Students will read literature, including Under the Shadow of a Steeple
  • Develop writing skills through weekly writing projects & essay writing
  • Weekly vocabulary & spelling lessons
  • Learn writing techniques, journalism, essay writing, creative writing
  • Grammar and punctuation

In order to complete the literature portion of this book, students will be required to read Under the Shadow of a Steeple by Carol Kinsey as well as three other novels of their choice. Suggested reading for the extra three novels below:

  • Until Proven Innocent – Carol Kinsey
  • Greater Love – Carol Kinsey
  • The Trojan Horse Traitor – Amy C. Blake
  • Whitewashed – Amy C. Blake
  • Color Blind – Amy C. Blake
  • Jane of Lantern Hill – L.M. Montgomery
  • The Blue Castle – L.M. Montgomery
  • In His Steps – Charles M. Sheldon
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
  • Gone-Away Lake – Elizabeth Enright
  • The Scarlett Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Right Where I belong – Krista McGee
  • Carry On Mr. Bowditch – Jean Craighead George
  • The Houses of the Baskervilles – Sir Conan Doyle

What others are saying about Creative Writing Through Literature:

By D. Hill on March 16, 2016 Format: Paperback. I had the opportunity to see this curriculum at a local homeschool gathering. It is a fantastic writing curriculum and I love how it is laid out! It is divided into three units that include reading and writing assignments, vocabulary and tests. It has required writing assignments as well as optional assignments so it is flexible to your schedule. It is very well laid out and is student driven which is a plus for me, for my MS/HS student. I love that it is not the same thing week after week, but each unit is a little different! The first unit is centered on one of the author’s own novels, (which is a wonderful read!) and the next two units offer choices. This is a wonderful curriculum and I look forward to using it!

By Amanda on March 11, 2016 Format: Paperback. I got to read through this curriculum from cover to cover and I kept saying to myself that I would have loved to have this kind of writing curriculum when I was young. It covers topics such as some basics of grammar, to vocabulary, to how to get your audience to see/hear/feel a situation with just your words, to even a touch of journalism. There are 3 units with a multiple choice test and a 5 paragraph writing assignment for each unit, and a final 8 paragraph writing assignment as a final assignment. The rubric for the writing assignments is clear and would be easy to use as a homeschooling teacher. Along with the unit writing assignments, there are several (optional) writing assignments included each week. They range from researching places they’re reading about in the assigned book to journal entries. I have also read Carol Kinsey’s book Under the Shadow of the Steeple that this curriculum uses. It’s a very easy read that I was immediately caught up in as I journeyed across the state and hid out in secret hiding places with the main characters. I will be using this curriculum when my son reaches middle school age, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning how to write creatively.