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Beginning Creative Writing: Writer's Workshop
Writing for Middle School
This class shows students how to be skilled writers by introducing the six traits of writing: ideas, voice, word choice, organization, sentence fluency, and conventions.
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This class shows students how to be skilled writers by introducing the six traits of writing: ideas, voice, word choice, organization, sentence fluency, and conventions. The six traits model is an evidence-based teaching method widely used for over three decades by teachers, educational organizations, and schools across the continent to help students write clearly, thoughtfully, and effectively. Students will be able to define the characteristics of great writing by analyzing mentor texts,...
Students will learn how to write effective essays by studying the six traits of writing: Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, Voice, and Conventions. The focus will be on argumentative or persuasive essay writing and informational essay writing.
Students will complete a 4-5 paragraph essay which they will work on in stages over the 7 weeks they spend in class.
Students will receive feedback on their essays throughout the course.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students will be asked to do research on their own to write their papers. Please guide your young person as they navigate through the internet, being mindful of sensitive topics they may run into as they use search engines and follow links in their search for information.
The following website gives a good overview of the Six Traits of Writing: https://educationnorthwest.org/traits
Certified English Language Arts Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
24 total reviews
29 completed classes
I am passionate about writing, good communication, and helping people learn. I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in English and a minor in Linguistics. I spent my college years volunteering for a youth organization...