Signum Academy Writing Club helps young people learn to express themselves through different styles of writing. Each week, students receive writing prompts from the club leader and create drafts based on the prompt or on their own long-term projects. During club meetings, they take part in interactive, encouraging workshops with the teacher and other student writers. Monthly events such as Worldbuilding Day, character interviews, or Flash Fiction Day deepen the writers’ skills and experience.
Why Writing Club?
We believe that it takes a group to raise a writer. The Signum Academy Writing Club provides just such a group to encourage aspiring writers. Our purposes in the Writing Club are:
- To raise a group of writers who will inspire, who will give and gain confidence, and who will improve each other’s writing through peer evaluations and encouragement.
- To make a community for all writers. We understand that a writer ranges from a poet to a lyricist, a short-story writer to a playwright, a novella crafter to a builder of new worlds. We welcome everyone.
- To broaden and deepen writing skills whether for lifelong personal expression or to launch a professional career.
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Signum Academy Writing Club is created to help young authors learn how to express themselves creatively while receiving useful and constructive feedback. All writing club sessions are fully remote, providing a safe and flexible learning environment.
Signum Academy Writing Club is approved to participate in the New Hampshire Department of Education’s Learn Everywhere program. This means that New Hampshire high school students can earn certificates in Writing Club that can be submitted for creative writing credits toward graduation.
This page provides information about class equivalencies and assessments as they relate to Writing Club. For general information and FAQs about Signum Academy’s participation Learn Everywhere, visit our Learn Everywhere page.
Expected Outcomes for Writing Club Students
Students who wish to receive a certificate toward Learn Everywhere credit will be assessed regularly based on their participation during weekly sessions. Every month, preceptors will prepare a progress report showing their advancement toward achieving four competencies in the following areas:
- Storytelling to develop narratives based on real or imagined experiences
- Building a Secondary World to convey story through imaginative invention and description
- Revision Process to develop and strengthen writing through self-editing and feedback from others
- Speaking and Listening to participate in collaborative discussion about the creative writing process
Student mastery of these competencies will be rated on a scale of 1-4 at both Beginning and Advanced levels. Students who achieve a 3 are understood to have attained mastery.
High School Credit Equivalents for Writing Club Topics
Students will be able to participate in Writing Club at one of two levels: Beginning and Advanced. The table below provides an overview of how Writing Club levels equate to New Hampshire high school creative writing classes.
|Writing Club||Level||High School Class Equivalent|
|Creative Writing||Beginning||Intro to Creative Writing|
|Creative Writing||Advanced||Advanced Creative Writing|