Students will strive to acquire adeptness at sentence structuring and organization for expository and informative styled writing. Literature concepts will be introduced and mastered. Elements of plot will be a primary focus.
All students will participate in “Portfolio” styled writing this year. Students will examine the Step Up To Writing method for expository and narrative themed writing; utilizing the key components of proper paragraph structure and organization. Specific concepts will include cohesion, effective transitions, agreement, peer editing, and the use of correct grammar and mechanics. The junior high will utilize a universal form of editing language for the support of each other’s writing endeavors.
Students will work both individually and collaboratively in order to attain a strong foundation in reading, writing, and word understanding. The curriculum will focus on the larger goal of preparing students for the reading standards and requirements of higher learning according to the Common Core.