ESSAY WRITING: CRAFTING THE ESSAY
Entering grades eight and nine – This interactive course will focus on the following styles of writing: personal narrative, expository essay, compare-and-contrast essay and persuasive essay. Vocabulary study, taken from PSAT and SAT lists, will be addressed as well. Students will be expected to keep a journal for note taking and reflections. Essay writing will involve a first draft, peer editing and a final draft. Writers will take home a portfolio that includes their final products.