Throughout the 15 lessons, we will be writing a short story / novel / narrative / creative piece of literature. However, we will take time to address different elements of writing during each lesson. There will also be SAT practice questions, possible grammar and vocabulary activities, and some debate topics spread throughout the lessons.
Lesson 1: Organize information and ideas around a topic to plan and prepare to write.
Lesson 2: Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
Lesson 3: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. Lesson 4: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text.
Lesson 5: D Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Lesson 6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, and/or persuasiveness of the text.
Lesson 7: Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Lesson 8: Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome.
Lesson 9: Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.
Lesson 10: Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.
Lesson 11: Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Lesson 12: Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
Lesson 13: Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
Lesson 14: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.
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