• Language Arts - Scope & Sequence
     
    Quarter 1

    Trait Focus: Sentence Fluency, Sentence Starters, Conventions, Planning and Voice

    Mode Focus: Informative

    Writing Tasks:

    • And, But, Or Sentence; Occasion/Position Sentence
    • Mapping, Outlining
    • 8th grade Letter to Self
    • Paragraph Summary

    Resources:

    • Step Up to Writing
    • Smiley-Face Tricks for Writing, by Mary Ledbetter

    Quarter 2hand-india

    Trait Focus: Organization, Planning, Sentence Fluency, Conventions

    Mode Focus: Informative

    Writing Samples:

    • Strong Verb Sentence
    • List Statement Sentence
    • 2 Noun, 2 Comma Sentence
    • Summary Paragraph/IVF Statements
    • Literary Analysis Paragraph
    • Compare/Contrast Paragraphs

    Resources:

    • Step Up to Writing
    • Smiley-Face Tricks for Writing, by Mary Ledbetter

    Quarter 3

    Trait Focus: Ideas, Planning, Organization

    Mode Focus: Argumentative

    Writing Samples:

    • Argumentative Essay
    • However Sentence, Semicolon Sentence, Preposition Sentence

    Resources:

    • Step Up to Writing
    • Smiley-Face Tricks for Writing, by Mary Ledbetter

    Quarter 4

    Trait Focus: Voice, Word Choice, Conventions, Ideas and Content

    Mode Focus: Narrative (develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences)

    Writing Samples: Descriptive Writing, Imaginative Writing, Fictional Narrative
     

    Resources:

    • Step Up to Writing
    • Smiley-Face Tricks for Writing, by Mary Ledbetter