Year at a Glance: September/October Unit 1: Narrative Craft October/ November Unit 2: Journalism November/December Unit 3: Literary Essay January/February Unit 4: Research Based Argument Essays February/March Unit 5: Test Prep April/May Unit 6 : The Lens of History May/June Unit 7: Fantasy Writing Our current unit is Journalism. Essential Question: How can I be a journalist that writes quickly, revises purposefully, and exposes thoughtful observations about my community?
Bend 1: Reporting on Events: Lifting the Level of Journalism Writing How can I write concise, focused new reports that give details about an event following the conventions of journalism writing? Bend II: How can I write an article that teaches about a topic and engages my reader? Homework Policy Homework will occasionally be assigned. It will usually be revising or adding on to what the children were working on in school. Since children are usually at different stages of their writing, the homework is different for each child. That being said, read over your child's work with them. Start by checking to see if it makes sense. Compare their work against the student facing checklist. Chose one part of the checklist to work on! The idea is that have another pair of eyes read and review the writing.
Assessments: conferences published writing on-demand writing task end of unit performance task