Students are continuing to work on non-narrative, informational writing. In this unit, they are learning to write opinion/persuasive essays that thoughtfully develop a topic of their choosing. They will learn how to structure and organize information, in order to clearly stat and argue an opinion, as well as support and develop their topic with facts, evidence, and examples.
Students will be reading non-fiction texts, particularly articles and short texts. Through this reading, they will further develop their ability to refer to details and examples in a text when explaining and drawing inferences. They will also continue to work on summarizing a text and identifying main ideas and supporting details. This is also preparation ahead of the upcoming state texts in developing and strengthening skills with short readings and skill work.