Write Your Way Curriculum: Grades 6-8
A flexible, 4-week unit designed for students in grades 6-8 to "write their way" with authentic purpose. Includes a curriculum guide, calendar, and links to all related 826 Digital resources.Begin Here
Informational, Narrative, Persuasive, Poetry, Social-Emotional Learning
Up to 4 weeks: 20 sessions, 30-45 minutes each
Write Your Way Curriculum Guide (Grades 6-8)
What Your Students Will Learn
- Students will explore four different purposes of writing: to reflect, to connect, to create, and to make a difference.
- Students will be introduced to different text types, including journal/memoir, letter, narrative, informative/explanatory, and opinion pieces.
- Students will utilize different revision strategies to refine and strengthen their writing.
Common Core Alignments
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
What Your Students Will Produce
Over the course of the unit, students will produce a range of texts and choose up to 4 texts to revise and share with their peers.