Writing Curriculum

Through lessons, activities, and role-playing, your students will learn all required standards. Because of its sequential, clustered format, you can either choose to teach a curriculum from beginning to end or select specific lessons that best meet the needs of your students to supplement the curriculum you are currently using.  Outlines for each grade curriculum follow:

Grade 3 Curriculum is a comprehensive year-long and socially aware program that includes daily lesson plans
  • Reading and analyzing novels, short stories, parables, fables, poems, multi-cultural texts, informational texts, illustrated texts, opinions, arguments, and personal memoirs.
  • Writing narratives and evidence-based informational essays, arguments, opinions, reflections, and guided writing.
  • Writing revision for content, organization, variety in sentence structure, correctness in grammar, clarity, conciseness,
  • Editing, proofreading, punctuation
  • Figurative language, elements of fiction, literary elements, narrative conventions, non-fiction conventions
  • Short research projects, multi-modal activities, cooperative learning
  • Close reading, guided reading, discussion, outlining, notetaking, vocabulary decoding, small group instruction, using writing and speaking rubrics, self and peer evaluation, word banks, answer keys, graphic organizers, handouts, PowerPoints, on-line lessons for blended learning
Grade 4 Curriculum is a comprehensive year-long and socially aware program that includes daily lesson plans
  • Reading and analyzing novels, short stories, myths, dramas, poems, multi-cultural texts, informational text, illustrated texts, opinions, arguments, and personal memoirs.
  • Writing narratives and evidence-based informational essays, arguments, opinions, reflections, and guided writing.
  • Writing revision for content, organization, variety in sentence structure, correctness in grammar, clarity, conciseness,
  • Editing, proofreading, punctuation
  • Figurative language, elements of fiction, literary elements, narrative conventions, non-fiction conventions
  • Short research projects, multi-modal activities, cooperative learning
  • Close reading, guided reading, discussion, outlining, notetaking, vocabulary decoding, small group instruction, using writing and speaking rubrics, self and peer evaluation, word banks, answer keys, graphic organizers, handouts, PowerPoints, on-line lessons for blended learning
Grade 5 Curriculum is a comprehensive year-long and socially aware program that includes daily lesson plans
  • Reading and analyzing novels, short stories, dramas, poems, multi-cultural texts, informational texts, opinions, arguments, and personal memoirs.
  • Writing narratives and evidence-based informational essays, arguments, opinions, reflections, and guided writing.
  • Writing revision for content, organization, variety in sentence structure, correctness in grammar, clarity, conciseness,
  • Editing, proofreading, punctuation
  • Figurative language, elements of fiction, literary elements, narrative conventions, non-fiction conventions
  • Short research projects, multi-modal activities, cooperative learning
  • Close reading, guided reading, discussion, outlining, notetaking, vocabulary decoding, small group instruction, using writing and speaking rubrics, self and peer evaluation, word banks, answer keys, graphic organizers, handouts, PowerPoints, on-line lessons for blended learning
Grade 6 Curriculum is a comprehensive year-long and socially aware program that includes daily lesson plans for
  • Reading and analyzing novels, short stories, dramas, poems, letters, reviews, newspaper articles, speeches, informational texts, opinions, arguments, and personal memoirs.
  • Writing research papers, narratives, letters, newspaper articles, speeches, television reviews, dramas, scenes, portfolio reviews, and evidence-based informational essays, arguments, opinions, reflections, and guided writing.
  • Writing revision for content, organization, variety in sentence structure, correctness in grammar, clarity, conciseness,
  • Editing, proofreading, punctuation
  • Figurative language, elements of fiction, literary elements, narrative conventions, non-fiction conventions
  • Short research projects, multi-modal activities, cooperative learning
  • Close reading, guided reading, discussion, outlining, notetaking, vocabulary decoding, small group instruction, using writing and speaking rubrics, self and peer evaluation, word banks, answer keys, graphic organizers, handouts, PowerPoints, on-line lessons for blended learning
Grade 7 Curriculum is a comprehensive year-long and socially aware program that includes daily lesson plans
  • Reading and analyzing novels, short stories, dramas, poems, informational texts, opinions, arguments, and personal memoirs.
  • Writing research papers, narratives, dramas, scenes, portfolio reviews, and evidence-based informational essays, arguments, opinions, reflections, and guided writing.
  • Writing revision for content, organization, variety in sentence structure, correctness in grammar, clarity, conciseness,
  • Editing, proofreading, punctuation
  • Figurative language, elements of fiction, literary elements, narrative conventions, non-fiction conventions
  • Short research projects, multi-modal activities, cooperative learning
  • Close reading, guided reading, discussion, outlining, notetaking, vocabulary decoding, small group instruction, using writing and speaking rubrics, self and peer evaluation, word banks, answer keys, graphic organizers, handouts, PowerPoints, on-line lessons for blended learning
Grade 8 Curriculum is a comprehensive year-long and socially aware program that includes daily lesson plans
  • Reading and analyzing novels, short stories, dramas, poems, informational texts, opinions, arguments, and personal memoirs.
  • Writing research papers, narratives, poems, and evidence-based informational essays, arguments, opinions, reflections, and guided writing.
  • Writing revision for content, organization, variety in sentence structure, correctness in grammar, clarity, conciseness,
  • Editing, proofreading, punctuation
  • Figurative language, elements of fiction, literary elements, narrative conventions, non-fiction conventions
  • Short research projects, multi-modal activities, cooperative learning
  • Close reading, guided reading, discussion, outlining, notetaking, vocabulary decoding, small group instruction, using writing and speaking rubrics, self and peer evaluation, word banks, answer keys, graphic organizers, handouts, PowerPoints, on-line lessons for blended learning