Below are four curriculum maps for my Language Arts/Writing course that I am currently teaching. They are split into four units, and they are coordinated according to our quarterly system. For example, Unit 1 takes place in the 1st Quarter, Unit 2 takes place in the 2nd Quarter and so on and so forth…
Unit 1: Start From Scratch
Unit 2: Express Yourself
Unit 3: The Art of Storytelling
There are several goals for the 4 units. All four units will work together to form a well versed student in regards to various writing formats. From start to finish, students will learn the fundamentals of writing. My goal is to provide a solid structure as well as foundation for students to build upon with their learned knowledge.
Objectives/Goals Per Unit
- Unit 1: Start From Scratch – Students will learn the basic fundamentals of writing during these first 8 weeks of school… Students will learn how to correct themselves via capitalization, punctuation, building paragraphs, sentence structure, foundations of essay writing, and academic skills that will help them throughout the year to be successful.
- Unit 2: Express Yourself – Students will learn how to properly format as well as write poetry, collaging, letter writing, and essay writing. The main goals are to learn how to express themselves via poetry, fine arts, letter writing, and essay writing.
- Unit 3: The Art of Story Telling – Student will learn how to express themselves by learning how to tell a story from beginning, middle, to end. Students will learn to write a short story, a children’s book, an investigative report, complete an oral history assignment, and a research paper.
- Unit 4: Back To The Future – Students will journey back in time during the 4th quarter of 2014. Students will be reintroduced to historical topics that they may have prior knowledge to via their Social Studies classes. Topics include but are not limited to political assassinations, slavery, and 9/11. Students will also be posed the question, what if these events never happened in order to jump start their imagination… Students will be able to respond via writing about incidents that changed the course of history as well as display their knowledge through a collage assignment (time permitting).