During the school year, students visiting the NOMS WC will learn the following language arts related lessons.

Quarter 1:
Lesson Elements
Lesson Content
Content
  • Creative Writing
  • Constructing a Fictional Narrative
Craft
  • Sensory Detail
  • Voice
  • Hooking Your Reader
  • Effective Use of Dialogue
Conventions
  • FANBOYS - Coordinating Conjunctions
  • Structuring Dialogue
  • Specific nouns, pronouns, action verbs, and adjectives
  • Simple and Compound Sentences
Mentor Texts
  • "Where I'm From" a poem by George Ella Lyon
  • The Chronicles of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

Quarter 2
Lesson Elements
Lesson Content
Content
  • Argument Writing
    • Editorials
    • Visual Rhetoric
Craft
  • Constructing an Argument
    • Develop a claim along with a set of reasons
    • Identify evidence to support a claim
    • Write a rebuttal to address a counter claim
    • Write a concluding statement
  • Use transition and connector words to show a connection between ideas
Conventions
  • Combining sentences
  • Complex and compound sentences
Mentor Texts
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Op-Eds from the New York Times