ENG61: English Writing Workshop Grade 6 - Part 1

Course Description

In this course, students will learn how to make their writing more effective. Students will learn how to analyze their writing to make sure key components are present and clear. These components will be made clear to them through numerous exercises they will complete throughout the course. By the end of the course, students will understand active voices, sensory details, descriptive writing, sequence of events, parts of a story, point of views, directions, and more.

Topic 1 Introduction
  • The writing process
  • Purposes for writing
  • Audience
  • Write a paragraph
  • Main ideas and details
  • Staying on topic
  • Active voice
Topic 2 Writing a Story Part 1
  • Sensory details
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Describing objects
  • The writing process: Descriptive writing
  • Personal narrative
  • Sequence of events
  • The writing process: Personal narrative
Topic 3 Writing a Story Part 2
  • Parts of a story
  • Setting
  • Characters
  • Dialogue
  • Point of view
  • Story ideas
  • The writing process: Story
Topic 4 Writing to Inform Part 1
  • Explanatory writing
  • Directions
  • The writing process: How-to instructions
  • Cause and effect relationships
  • Report an event
  • Spatial organization
  • The language of comparison
  • Comparing characters