This book is for students who have finished Writing Strands 6 or new students who are 17 years old. Assignments are directed to the student. The book takes one full school year to complete and focuses on advanced skills such as recognizing and using persuasive language, writing reports, and developing character and conflict in creative pieces.
Scope and Sequence:
1. Body Control
Creating character traits that readers can recognize
2. If I Were a...
Considering different experiences and organizing a report to help readers understand information
Learning about and creating conflict in fiction
4. Point of View
Learning the point of view options and explaining them in exposition
Writing and taking surveys
Learning the importance of forces in conflict by describing how they are created
Writing reports based on personal observations
8. Interview with a Character
Writing and conducting an interview
9. Who Me?
Recognizing and creating both stock and fully developed characters
10. Choices of Action
Showing readers how a character makes a decision
Creating believable character actions in an argument