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Summer 2020: E106E01 - Writing Workshop 6



Theme: Dystopia

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· Legend by Marie Lu

Students will begin the course reading, analyzing, and discussing a dystopian novel through guided instruction. They will compare and contrast the dystopian world with today’s society in a well-written and researched informative text. In the latter half of this course, students will tap into their creative side and write an alternate ending for the book they have just read. This short story will focus on plot development and various narrative techniques.

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The class will compose of one and a half hours of live instruction, with 30 minutes at the end of each class for discussion and group writing help. Students will also have the option to schedule weekly 20-minute sessions for one-on-one guided practice and writing review.

This class will encompass the following California English Language Arts Standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

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