ENG81: English Writing Workshop Grade 8 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 figurative language, parts of a fiction story, story ideas, sensory details, comparing themes, and more.

Topic 1 Introduction
  • The writing process
  • Audience
  • Write a paragraph
  • Staying on topic
Topic 2 Writing a Story Part 1
  • Sensory details
  • Describing objects
  • Figurative language
  • 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 fiction story
  • Setting
  • Characters
  • Dialogue
  • Point of view
  • Story ideas
  • The writing process: Fiction story
Topic 4 Writing to Inform Part 1
  • Spatial organization
  • Comparing objects
  • Comparing themes
  • Writing about literature
  • Cause and effect organization
  • Report an event
  • Explanatory Writing
  • Directions