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ENGWW3A: Writer's Workshop II (Ages 12-14)
In Writer’s Workshop II, students practice writing skills through studying and understanding different types of Writing Genres. This course offers student’s extra practice and opportunities around writing they are encountering in their classes. In order to express thoughts clearly and precisely to make writing come alive, the students will: Use vivid verbs, specific nouns, and strong adjectives Spot unnecessary adjectives and adverbs Recognize and correct pronoun antecedent confusion Use the active voice rather than the passive voice Be careful of qualifiers Correct issues with point of view Show, not tell Use sensory details To write more interesting sentences that make writing flow in a logical manner, the students will: Vary sentence types: simple, compound, and complex Vary sentence beginnings Use effective transition words and phrases Use appositives to add meaning to sentences To make writing more appealing to readers, students will use the following literary devices: Similes Metaphors Hyperbole Alliteration Repetition Personification Anthropomorphism Onomatopoeia