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Grades 9–12
Up to 4 weeks: 20 sessions, 30-45 minutes each
Informational, Memoir, Narrative, Persuasive, Poetry

Write Your Way Curriculum: Grades 9-12

A flexible, 4-week unit designed for students in grades 9-12 to "write their way" with authentic purpose. Includes a curriculum guide, calendar, and links to all related 826 Digital resources.
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Write Your Way Curriculum Guide (Grades 9-12)
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.
What Your Students Will Produce

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