Aug 20 2015
In writing workshop this year we’ll be exploring a whole range of different genres and writing styles. Our goals are to help each student grow and develop as a writer and to help each find her/her own voice.
Just as important, we want to be sure that those students who love to write are given plenty of opportunity to practice, experiment, and explore, and that those students who don’t enjoy writing come to see it as something that they can be successful at and can actually be kind of fun.
Units of Study
We’ll start the year off with some small writing projects: writing a job application letter, a short essay about why we have to go to school, and “About the Author” pieces. From there we’ll more into developed units of study, including:
Unit 1: Narrative Craft
Unit 2: Informational Writing
Unit 3: Literary and Comparative Essays
Unit 4: Research Based Argument Essay
Unit 5: Poetry
Unit 6: Research Reports
Unit 7: Independent Writing Projects
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