A new Response to Literature/Opinion Writing Class will begin on Monday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m.
Response to Literature/Opinion Writing
This class will incorporate literature selections to teach the Opinion/Argumentative writing domain. After reading high interest stories, students will learn to write a quick summary of the text, state an opinion about character traits, theme, or mood of the setting, support their opinion with evidence from the story (using direct quotes or paraphrasing), analyze how the evidence supports their opinion, and make a connection between the story and themselves, other texts, or the outside world.
As with all my classes, this complex writing domain will be broken down into simple, easy to follow steps so students learn a formula for responding to literature and writing opinions without becoming overwhelmed. Before we write, we will spend lots of time on planning and oral rehearsal, both crucial but often overlooked components of the writing process. Within the context of response to literature writing, we will discuss organization, word choice, sentence fluency, transitions, and conventions of writing.
Grades 4 and up
$125 for eight weeks
New classes begin Monday, October 15, 1:00-1:55 p.m.