letter E letter S Spears WORD MAKING & ANAGRAMS Letter L Carol Vorderman

Course Description

In this class, you will learn how to use of English to interact successfully with peers and adults according to audience, purpose, and setting; grammatical conventions of English usage, particularly identification of all parts of speech and the use of verb tense to create sentences; and controlled writing activities focusing paragraph development using organizational strategies, including topic sentences and supporting details. You will also learn to focus on themes and ideas as a basis for writing, while using the stages of the writing process, from generating ideas to drafting, revising, proofreading, editing, and publishing.

This class will also focus on the following: reading with developing fluency for many purposes including literature and information texts and application of reading strategies in a variety of fiction and non-fiction genre. Finally, you will participate in regular individual reading practice.

Course Wiggio

Course Documents


For Your Binder:

  • Using Your Writer's Notebook
  • Reflection Sentence Starters
  • Reading Log

Idea Notebook:

Here's a list of the quickwrites you should have on Wiggio:
  1. Write a paragraph about a time when you were successful.
  2. Self control means being able to control your emotions and behavior. Write about two things: When is it easy for you to have self control? When is it difficult for you to have self control?

‍‍Course Units


Unit 1: True Self

Throughout the course of this unit, you will explore the overarching question, "Do we find or create our true selves?" through a collection of adventure, fantasy, action, and science fiction texts using the following questions:

1) How does our appearance shape our true selves?
2) How do the categories we are placed in--or we place ourselves in--shape our true selves?
3) How do our successes and struggles shape our true selves?

In focusing on the identities of the characters in the various fiction texts encountered in this unit, you will not only be asked evaluate the development of the characters' identities, but will also be led to explore the development of your own identities.

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Unit 2: Coming of Age

Throughout the course of this unit, you will explore the overarching question, "What rights and responsibilities do teenagers have?" through three smaller questions:

1) Are teens mature enough to vote?
2) Should teens have curfews?
3) What is the reality of adult responsibilities?

In focusing on expository genres, you will analyze nonfiction text features/ structures and evaluate the author's purpose and effectiveness. In addition, you will continue to develop your ability to analyze narrative texts with a focus on personal narrative, memoir, and realistic fiction.

Making Impressions.jpgUnit 3: Making Impressions

In this unit, you will explore the overarching question, "What do you do to make an impression?" through three smaller questions:

1) How do you make first impression?
2) How do people gain confidence in themselves?
3) What makes people unforgettable?

You will consider these questions as you analyze and develop a variety of poetry and drama.

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