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.