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1 Writing X Writing X introduces students to a variety of topics including: journal writing writing process sentence types paragraph structure correspondence resumes using sources for research short reports essay structure literary analysis creative writing 1

2 TEACHERS' GUIDE COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Anywhere Learning System (ALS) Writing X course is part of the comprehensive, completely integrated courses for grades This program directs the students through the entire writing process from learning to write a complete sentence to expressing themselves creatively through essays or other forms of writing. The ALS Writing titles are designed to move students to the comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation levels of learning. COURSE FEATURES: Writing X is presented as a year-long course. All lessons in the twelve courses contain an integrated study guide and essay or constructed response. Lessons include a variety of essay types such as descriptive, persuasive, expository, and letter writing. Some courses are enriched by Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition (EB) workspaces that contain learning materials. Learning materials may contain articles, games, images, maps, and/or videos. COURSE OBJECTIVES: The content in these courses is designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for the Standards of English Language Arts. The Writing titles emphasize six aspects of writing, including ideas, organization, voice, word choice, fluency and conventions. Students will learn varieties of writing formats that include personal narratives, journals, newspaper writing, and descriptive writing. Upper grade level titles develop skills in generating ideas, composing essays, writing resumes, short reports, and research papers, and expressing opinions in preparation for standardized exit examinations and college entrance examinations. 2

3 TEACHERS' GUIDE ALS POWERPACK The Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition (EB) has teacher resources and student learning materials. The materials include a wide range of interactive lessons, research projects, animations, and worksheets that support many ALS lessons. Each workspace may contain an article, diagram, study guide, video, or interactive media. The launch icon for EB objects is located at the top of the ALS screen in the study guide section. COURSE CONTENT Course Name Number of Lessons Grade Level Writing X

4 1 Journal Writing Using a journal to enhance writing skills Essay: Journal Writing 2 Writing Process 1 Using writing strategies to generate ideas Essay: EB Learning Material Expository 3 Writing Process 2 Identifying the audience, organizing text, preparing a working outline Essay: Narrative 4 Writing Process 3 Writing a first draft of text using prewriting and organizing as a guide Essay: Narrative 5 Writing Process 4 6 Writing Process 5 Revising: use a variety of techniques to draft and revise the organization, format and sequence, and create a new draft of the writing selection Proofreading: checking the writing selection for accuracy in regard to grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling Essay: Activity Essay: Narrative 7 Writing Process 6 Publishing the writing selection for specific audiences 8 Writing Sentences Writing complete sentences, correcting sentence fragments and run-on sentences Essay: Journal Writing 9 Sentence Types Recognizing simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences Essay: Journal Writing 10 Paragraphs 1 Review of paragraph structure: topic sentence, supporting statements, concluding sentence Essay: Expository 11 Paragraphs 2 Developing the paragraph using supporting details and examples Essay: Expository 12 Paragraphs 3 Identifying and creating paragraphs using cause and effect, process, and classification Essay: Expository 4

5 13 Paragraphs 4 Extended order in paragraphs: chronological and spatial importance, transitional expressions 14 Formal-Informal Language Using appropriate words and phrases in writing selections 15 Paragraphs 5 Writing a narrative paragraph Essay: Narrative 16 Paragraphs 6 Writing an expository paragraph Essay: Expository 17 Paragraphs 7 Writing a descriptive paragraph Essay: Descriptive 18 Paragraphs 8 Writing a persuasive paragraph Essay: Persuasive 19 Analogies 20 Correspondence Recognizing and using comparison and contrast to show the similarities and differences in characters, settings, and events from literature Writing friendly letters, including the greeting, date, address, and closing, addressing letters, writing business letters, and addressing envelopes Essay: Letter Writing 21 Resumes Creating a resume, gathering personal information, revising, and proofing the resume 22 Learning Logs Developing and using a personal learning log using the strategies of questioning, evaluating, and predicting 23 Newspaper Stories Writing a newspaper story using who, what, where, when, why, and how Essay: Narrative Writing 5

6 24 Library Using a library to access information; using a table of contents, glossary, and index Essay: Activity 25 Using Sources Locating and documenting various writing and research sources Essay: Expository 26 Summarizing Summarizing written material from various sources such as magazines, journals, and newspapers 27 Short Reports Reporting facts and events on a variety of topics Essay: Short Report 28 Essay Structure Identifying and creating structural elements in essays, including the thesis statement, introduction, body, conclusion, and transitional phrases 29 Organizing the Essay Developing and organizing essay material addressing chronological and spatial order Essay: Activity 30 Essays 1 Writing a narrative essay Essay: Narrative 31 Essays 2 Writing an expository essay Essay: Expository 32 Essays 3 Writing a descriptive essay Essay: Descriptive 33 Essays 4 Writing a persuasive essay Essay: Persuasive 34 Research Creating a research essay using documented sources Essay: Research Plan Writing 35 Sketches 1 Creating biographical sketches, using appropriate narrative strategies and sequencing techniques Essay: Narrative 6

7 36 Sketches 2 37 Ideas and Opinions Creating autobiographical sketches, using appropriate narrative strategies and sequencing techniques Expressing personal ideas and opinions in class discussions or individual situations, reports, stories, letters, poetry, journals, and presentations Essay: Narrative 38 Literary Analysis Writing a literary analysis expressing an opinion of the quality of a book or movie 39 Essay Tests Constructing and completing answers to essay test questions Essay: Expository 40 Story Endings Writing story endings, finishing incomplete stories, and writing sequels Essay: Narrative 41 Creative Writing 1 Writing short stories Essay: Descriptive 42 Creative Writing 2 Writing poetry 43 Creative Writing 3 Writing drama 44 Creative Writing 4 Writing folk literature 7

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