Writing Plan

At The King’s Academy we have a writing plan for our students to aid in their success.

7th – 8th Grades

Students will be able to:

  • Write to different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Prewrite, produce, and revise during the writing process.
  • Create an effective response to the task in form, content, and language.
  • Express analytical, critical, and/or creative thinking.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the purpose and intended audience.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of literary terms, including, but not limited to the following: metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia.
  • Use logical and observable organization appropriate to the task.
  • Use sufficient elaboration to clarify and enhance the central idea.
  • Use quotations effectively to support details.
  • Use language appropriate to the task, including variety of word choice and sentence structure.
  • Use the writing process and incorporate proper sentence structure while constructing introductory, supporting, and concluding paragraphs.

Focus: TKA Students will have a variety of writing assignments that include descriptive paragraphs, expository essays, persuasive essays, historical fictional writings, short stories, character analyses, reflective essays, compare and contrast essays, literary analysis, cause and effect essays, and thematic poetry.

9th – 12th Grades

Students will be able to:

  • Write to different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  • Pre-write, produce, and revise during the writing process.
  • Create an effective response to the task in form, content, and language.
  • Demonstrate reflection and insight and evidence of analytical, critical, or evaluative thinking.
  • Use convincing elaboration and development to clarify and enhance the central idea.
  • Use logical and observable organization appropriate to the task.
  • Gather, analyze, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of sources (e.g., interviews, websites, books, field notes)
  • Use effective transitional elements.
  • Reveal personal style or voice.
  • Use language appropriate to the task and intended audience.
  • Compose with few errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization.

Focus: TKA Students will have a variety of writing assignments that include descriptive paragraphs, expository essays, persuasive essays, historical fictional writings, short stories, character analyses, reflective essays, compare and contrast essays, rhetorical analyses, literary analyses/criticism, cause and effect essays, argumentative essays, archetype analyses, stream of consciousness essays, and thematic poetry.