YEAR ONE CURRICULUM

INTRODUCTION

UNIT #1: DEVELOPING CRITICAL READERS

Lesson 1: Reading Images and Advertisements
Lesson 2: Comparative Reading: Sentences
Lesson 3: Comparative and Critical Reading: Paragraphs
Lesson 4: Developing Critical Readers: Essays

UNIT#2: DEVELOPING WRITERS: BUILDING BLOCKS AND BIOGRAPHY

Lesson 1: The Paragraph
Lesson 2: Composing and Linking Sentences
Lesson 3: Creating Focus and Arrangement
Lesson 4: Linking Paragraphs: Transitions and Logic

UNIT #3: WRITING AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Lesson 1: Reporting Facts
Lesson 2: Creating Character
Lesson 3: Developing Ideas
Lesson 4: Composition

UNIT #4: CRAFTING NARRATIVES

Lesson 1: Developing a Point of View
Lesson 2: Showing Versus Telling
Lesson 3: Narrative with a Purpose
Lesson 4: Writing a Fictional Narrative

YEAR TWO CURRICULUM

INTRODUCTION

UNIT #1: REPORTING AND INTERPRETING

Lesson 1: Reporting a Story
Lesson 2: Conducting Interviews
Lesson 3: Working with Controversy
Lesson 4: Writing a Feature Article

UNIT #2: CRAFTING AN OPINION

Lesson 1: Reading to Understand, Reading to Question
Lesson 2: Critiquing an Opinion
Lesson 3: Responding to Opinion
Lesson 4: Offering Your Opinion

UNIT #3: REVIEWING TEXTS

Lesson 1: Good or Bad, Like or Dislike: Working with Criteria
Lesson 2: Evaluating a Current Event
Lesson 3: Reporting on a Book
Lesson 4: Writing about Controversy

UNIT #4: THE ESSAY

Lesson 1: What is an Essay and Why Write One?
Lesson 2: Creating a Thesis Statement
Lesson 3: Considering Audience, Testing Arguments
Lesson 4: Writing your Essay

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