Curriculum- Units of Study

Unit 1:  Forming arguments in writing/ creating claims/ writing a solid thesis statement

Unit 2: Gathering evidence and conducting valuable research (this unit will involve our LMC specialist as available)

Unit 3: Taking notes/ effective note-taking strategies

Unit 4: Combining claims with supporting evidence / Counterclaims

Unit 5: Citations/citing evidence

Unit 6: Peer editing and proper feedback

Also included in this course are two additional elements of writing: Firstly, a non-fiction reader-response journal to be written in weekly based on current events and secondly, a daily bell-beginner style grammar instruction.