Middle School Writing
2:1 – Friday – Lit-Based Writing and Newbery Award Winners: Fantasy
Instructor: Mary Anne Cheraz (Lessons By Design)
Semester Pricing: $280 per semester ($320 for iLead, Compass and Golden Valley) All Charters Accepted
Grades: 6th-8th Grade
Fantasy! Newbery Award Collection
Students will analyze literature through discussion and writing. Writing will incorporate the TBEAR model (Topic-Background-Evidence-Analysis-ReturnToTopic) along with other graphic organizers. Weekly grammar component to be incorporated, as well as online teacher editing of work through the Google Classroom. A variety of writing genre to be covered with an emphasis on how to think about, organize, and plan writing. Writing genre to include informative, narrative (story writing), argumentative, and literary analysis. One oral presentation per semester. One CAASP Writing test prep assignment per semester.
Texts for the class will include an Easy Grammar* workbook (*students from last year do NOT need to purchase a new grammar book, we will complete the other half of the book), along with the award-winning Newbery novels. Readings are meant to stimulate class discussion and writing. Three literature books per semester will be read depending upon class pacing. Text or audio versions acceptable. Books subject to change.
Reading books to be confirmed during April/May 2022.
1. 3-Ring Binder 1 1/2” (can contain multiple subjects with dividers) 2. Lined Paper
3. Pencils and Pens
4. Colored Pencils
6. Glue Stick
8. Blunt scissors
9. There may be a download to print.
Please buy the student plus teacher manual.
Set of three (contains thin test booklet).
Easy Grammar Plus Student Workbook (Red Cover)
Easy Grammar Plus Teacher Edition