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Mrs. O'Brien

6th Grade Language Arts
and Reading - Oster-Oakview
jobrien@nlsd122.org

"Writing is the painting of the voice!"

Voltaire

Narrative Writing

  • Personal Narrative
  • Fictional Narrative
  • Develop plot lines
  • Develop characters
  • Attempt different genres

Explanatory Writing

  • Explain/Inform
  • Develop a strong thesis 
  • Research information 
  • Create a bibliography
  • Use formal language
  • Develop well organized paragraphs
  • Develop 5 paragraph essay

Argumentative Writing

  • Use Persuasive Techniques
  • Develop a strong thesis (argument)
  • Develop supporting details
  • Recognize and rebut counter claim
  • Research evidence
  • Use data to support argument
  • Develop a 5 paragraph essay

Poetry

  • Poetic techniques/devices
  • Use figurative language
  • Attempt different poetry styles
  • Sensory language
  • Imagery 
  • Create a poetry packet
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