Language Arts 12

Future Planning Unit

August 17 - September 22, 2017 
M-F  8:30 - 9:50 am

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 .25 credit English Language Arts 12

Course Description

In this writing unit of study, writers apply a variety of 
writing processes and strategies to study and craft cover letters and resumes, college application essays, and/or scholarship essays that discuss complex concepts, presenting facts and information in an engaging manner,  teaching readers about their potential or why they are a needed asset to the desired institution or organization. 

Throughout this study, writers generate and build on ideas employing inquiry strategies to self-regulate their individual drafting, revising, and editing processes to deepen their practices for using the techniques and structures of informational writing including, but not limited to, the use of specific examples for elaboration, the layering of information to allow for inferential understanding, the selection of precise language to affect readers in particular ways, the use of sentence structure and verb tense to influence pace and tone, as well as the use of punctuation to emphasize connections and strengthen tone.


While this writing unit focuses on 
informational techniques and structures, it is important to note that writers will also use a blend of narrative and argumentative techniques and structures to craft these genres.

Tasks of this Course 

  • Write an informative cover letter
  • Write a resume
  • Write a college application essay, and/or scholarship essay that discusses complex concepts, presenting facts and information in an engaging manner, teaching readers about their potential or why they are a needed asset to the desired institution or organization. 
  • Complete a 5-year Plan and present it in a creative way (video, slide show, online graphic poster, one-person play) to an audience of fellow students and community members







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