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Choose the unit you want to explore. Units are listed alphabetically.

   

Unit

Description

1

Advanced Storytelling

An advanced unit in narrative writing.

2

Advanced Writing Skills

Learn the techniques that advanced writers know.

3

Adversarial Method

A short unit that explains the importance of a thesis.

3a

Basic Reading Skills

Learn how to read between the lines.

4

Basic Writing Skills

Learn to avoid the most common mistakes that I see at the 7th grade level.

5

Blog

Start your own blog and publish it on the internet.

6

Book Club

Engage in discussions about your favorite books.

7

Creative Writing

Capture your imagination on paper.

8

Current Events

Read and write about current events.

9

Essay Writing

Master the 5-paragraph essay.

10

Fascinating Facts

Travel the world and write letters home to a friend.

11

Grammar

A complete course in English Grammar.

12

Greatest Salesman in the World

Transform your life through the power of 10 secret scrolls.

13

Independent Reading

Read whatever you want; submit a reading log for points.

14

Informative Writing

Learn how to explain things clearly and concisely.

15

Intermediate Writing Skills

Master the skills that prove you're no longer a beginner.

16

Introduction

Start here! This unit explains the policies and procedures of this course.

17

Journal Writing

Write about your opinions, thoughts, and experiences.

18

Literature

Study literary terms such as metaphor, simile, hyperbole, and personification.

19

MLA Tutorial

Learn how to format a paper in MLA style. (MLA is a standard format for college research papers).

20

Narrative Tense and Point of View

Study these two aspects of narrative writing.

21

Narrative Writing

Study the craft of storytelling.

22

Non-Fiction

Improve your comprehension of non-fiction texts.

23

Novels

Allow me to guide you through some of my favorite novels.

24

Paragraphs

Make your paragraphs awesome.

25

Persuasive Writing

Write an argumentative research paper.

26

Poetry

Allow me to guide you through some of my favorite poems.

27

Public Speaking

Earn points by speaking in front of an audience.

28

Research

Research a topic and write about it.

29

Short Stories (Reading)

Allow me to guide you through some of my favorite short stories.

30

Short Story (Writing)

Write a short story.

31

Tech Tips

Keyboard tips that will save you time.

32

Typing Club

Learn to touch type without looking at the keyboard.

 

Visual Prompts

Visual prompts for creative writing.

33

Vocabulary

Learn 256 words that appear frequently on standardized tests.