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Summer 2020: E105E02 - Writing Workshop 5



Theme: Fantastic Worlds

Students will pick a place in the world (can be imaginary) that they want to travel to and write an informative/explanatory piece conveying organized, developed ideas. Students will practice using precise language, conducting research, and linking ideas within and across categories of information. In the second half of the course, they will craft a short story set in this fantastic world and design a five-part narrative (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, conclusion) with an emphasis on characterization and descriptive setting.

The class will compose of 1.5 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 review the following English Language Arts Standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERARCY.W.5.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERARCY.W.5.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear even sequences.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERARCY.W.5.6: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERARCY.W.5.8: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.

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