Semester 1 Intermediate Class Syllabus

 

Welcome to Learn to Love … Writing

Week 1

Writing Assignment – Writing About Writing (Assignment Posted)

Words and Word Choices

Wordiness and Word Economy

 

Week 2

Word Choices: Verbs

Word Choice: Adjectives and Adverbs

Writing Assignment – Exchange of Adverbs and Adjectives

Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes

Writing Assignment – Taking a Journey (Assignment Posted)

 

Week 3

Dialect and Slang

Writing Assignment – Use Dialect or Slang

Onomatopoeia and Alliteration

Writing Assignment – A Day At the Circus

 

Week 4

Clichés

Writing Assignment – The Championship Game (Assignment Posted)

Simile and Metaphor

Writing Assignment – Planet Zorbon

 

Week 5

Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

Writing Assignment –  Where I Sleep

Fragments and Run-ons

Writing Assignment – Finding a Mystery Object (Assignment Posted)

 

Week 6

Parallel Construction

Writing Assignment – What Would I Do with $1,000,000

Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Writing Assignment – Write a Drama/Soap Opera (Funniest Posted)

 

Week 7

Colons and Semicolons

Parentheses and Dashes

Writing Assignment: Medicine for Writers

 

Week 8

Transitions

Writing Assignment – Transitions in Action

Sentence Combining

Writing Assignment – First Thirty Minutes of My Day

 

Week 9

Tone

Listening Assignments with Exercises

Style

Writing Assignment – Imitating a Writer

 

Week 10

Paragraphs

Writing Assignment: Portrait of a Hero (Assignment Posted)

Copying

Writing Assignment – Copying from Literature

 

Week 11 (Rubric)

Brainstorming and Outlining

Writing Assignment – Create a Formal Outline

Thirty Minute Essay

Writing Assignment – Thirty-Minute Essay

 

Week 12 (Rubric)

Writing Assignment 1 – Childhood Event

Writing Assignment 2 – Current Event Essay

Optional Assignment – Re-Writing About Writing

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