Writing I

Grades 7th – 8th

Writing I is not a prerequisite for Writing II.

Students are helped to gain confidence in their abilities as writers in several genres using the process utilized by published writers. The students write in the three major domains which are narrative, informative, and persuasive. The writing process is used in each type of writing as the students work from pre-writing through publishing. Grammar and language conventions are part of the process at every level. We will write a research paper using a guided process in order to learn form and concepts related to research. We will also spend some time throughout the year working with poets and poetry.

Vocabulary textbook TBA.

Grammar lessons will be taught in class. The grammar topics will be determined by the teacher and practice work will be assigned. Homework will be checked in class or by the teacher for grading.

Required Texts

  • Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots, Level VIII

The book can be purchased from PrestwickHouse.com

Bonnie Bleiler

Writing Teacher


Learn more about the class directly from our students.

In the two years that I have been taking Writing I I really think that my writing skills have gotten better along with my vocabulary skills, and so does my mom. I have enjoyed writing different essays and reading them to my response groups.
— Emma L.

This class taught me to dig deeper and think outside the box. Mrs. Bleiler is an amazing teacher who taught me a lot about writing and the different topics.
— Mollie W.

Before coming to CEC, I loved writing in general, but I hated essays. I would procrastinate whenever my mom assigned me one and complain that I wasn’t able to complete it. Now I actually like writing essays. it was presented in a simple way and we were able to choose what topic we wanted to write about, which made it easier.
— Jacob M.