writing curriculum for the year is focused on helping students to
develop both the mechanical and analytical skills to get their ideas on
paper. We organize these general skills into six traits:
- Sentence Fluency
- Word Choice
We will focus on these traits in a variety of ways through out the
school year. Below is a list and short description of some of the units
of study we will explore.
We begin the school year writing and telling stories about our own life
as a way to get to know each other and anchor our writing in the
topics we know best, our own experiences.
Poetry is a place for students to study interesting words, play with language and work on reading with expression and fluency.
This is chosen based on class interest and need. Some examples are a
study of traditional tales, interviews, and persuasive writing.
This year we will explore another type of non-fiction where the writer embeds facts and information into a story.
Writing About Reading
An important skill, students will keep journals and begin to write what they are thinking about the books they are reading.
will spend one unit specifically focused on revisiting our own work
and thinking about how to revise it. This ties directly to our school
core value of Be Reflective.