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 needed: Vocabulary for the College Bound published by Prestwick House. Writing I will be working in Book Green. Quizzes and tests will be given and graded. This consumable workbook is available on the Prestwick House site and costs $7.95.
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.