Plaza Curriculum Support: ELA Quarter 4 Topic: Narrative Writing Learning Goal(s): Key Concepts: Scored Item The student will: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. The student will: Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. Final multi-paragraph narrative paper, scored using a rubric that incorporates the five concepts listed below. Plaza Curriculum Support: ELA Quarter 4 Topic: Writing Workshop Learning Goal(s): Key Concepts: Scored Item The student will: Write guided and choice notebook entries independently over extended and shorter time frames. The student will: Choose appropriate topics. Distinguish between specific writing tasks and genres. Develop a writer’s approach when meeting in writing groups. Persevere when writing becomes difficult. Individual conferences with students during Writing Workshop time. Topic: Writing Process Learning Goal(s): Key Concepts: Scored Item The student will: Plan, draft, revise, and edit a piece of writing utilizing guidance from peers and adults. The student will: Choose an appropriate prewriting strategy to plan a story. Draft a story in one sitting. Collaborate with peers to develop revising strategies for their stories. Thoroughly edit his or her paper for capitalization, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Give feedback to peers on revising and editing of their papers.