During each marking period, your child will receive writing workshop prompts.  The prompts will range from research based, factual writing to creative narratives.  The assignments will go through the majority of the writing process in school, but completion of a rough draft or final/publishable copy may be assigned for homework.

Writing Process:

Brainstorming – Coming up with the topic and related ideas
Drafting – writing 1st draft
Revising – making sure focus is clear and paper is detailed
Editing/Proofreading – check grammar and spelling
Publication – writing final copy

The assignments will be graded on each of the following points: focus, content, organization, style, and conventions.  Each will be equally weighted.