Middle School Writing Advanced Essays
Writing Today – The Advanced Essay helps students find their voice and produce essays and other forms of writing that match today’s style and media. Students can get confused since they write one way for standardized tests, a different way for school essays, and yet another way when they are chatting with their friends. This course helps students find their different voices. Students enrolling in the class should be proficient in both narrative and expository essay writing.
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Unit 1 – Story and Logic in a Narrative Essay
Students write a narrative essay using setting and chronological time order.
Unit 2 – Story and Logic in an Expository Essay
Students write an expository essay using logical, relevant facts.
Unit 3 – Writing to Persuade
Students use their writing voice to create a persuasive piece on a chosen topic for a specific audience.
Unit 4 – Writing to Inform
Students use the 5 Ws and the H (Who, What, When, Where, Why and How) to write a news article.
Unit 5 – Writing for the Internet
Students use the elements specific to internet writing to create their own homepage.
Unit 6 – Script Writing
Students write a two-scene script using dialogue and stage directions.
Unit 7 – Script Writing (Final Draft)
Students write the final copy of their scripts using edits given by the teacher.
Unit 8 – Show What You Know
Students demonstrate mastery of skills learned and are given the option of writing a lengthy narrative essay or a choice of persuasive pieces.
Middle School Essay Writing
Students enjoy learning to write when they have stimulating writing assignments, timely feedback, and are provided with a writing process which helps them.
Students learn structure that helps them express themselves in writing narrative and expository essays. With writing assignments such as “please describe the most disgusting meal that you’ve ever eaten”, this course will strengthen your student’s ability to write a well structured effective essay.
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Unit 1 – Expository Paragraphs
Students write a well-constructed expository paragraph
Unit 2 – Narrative Paragraphs
Students create a colorful narrative paragraph
Unit 3 – Narrative Essay
Students write a narrative essay using an outline or graphic organizer about an event in their lives
Unit 4 – Narrative Essay with Descriptive Language
Students use descriptive language to write a narrative about the most disgusting meal they have ever eaten
Unit 5 – Narrative Essay with Dialogue
Students write a narrative using dialogue to tell about a time they disagreed with a friend
Unit 6 – Expository Essay
Students write a five-paragraph expository essay
Unit 7 – Expository Essay Using Research
Students write an expository essay based upon research they do using a variety of sources
Unit 8 – Narrative and Expository Essays
Students write both a narrative essay and an expository essay to round out the eight-week course