Writing Units of Study & Grading
Week of Oct.1st :
This week our focus is on Opinion Writing. 

Each unit of study will focus on a type of writing. This year students will
learn about the writing process as well as study personal narrative, fiction
writing, poetry, functional writing, and expository writing.
Students will keep a writing journal in class where they practice skills and
write their drafts.

Revised drafts will be graded for specific skills. Their final writing pieces
will be graded for overall writing. In addition, there will be a notebook
check for effort for each unit.

Unit 1: The Writing Community
Unit 2: The Writing Process
Unit 3: Personal Narrative
Unit 4: Fiction
Unit 5: Expository Writing
Unit 6: Functional Writing
Unit 7: Opinion Writing
Unit 8: Poetry