Modern Media and Communications Magnet » Creative Expression

Creative Expression

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Creative Expression is the 6th grade elective for students in the Modern Media and Communications Magnet. It can also be taken by non-Magnet 6th grade students.


  • learn the techniques of journalistic writing and reporting
  • maintain blogs or vlogs
  • write about a variety of relevant and engaging topics
  • teach others about complex global issues and outline steps for taking action

As a final culminating project, students assemble and publish their best blogs into an online and printed book.

The Writing Process

  • Brainstorming
  • Prewrite
  • Drafting
  • Revising
  • Editing
  • Publishing


Our Creative Expression teachers include:


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Some Creative Expression classes use the Fanschool website, an online platform where students post topics they are passionate about, within the safety of a teacher-led environment.

Students publish their completed assignments, such as Google Docs and Google Slides, by uploading them to Fanschool, where both teacher and students will offer opinions about the positives of the blog/vlog and, if necessary, offer suggestions on how to improve the work.

See Also

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8th grade: