Mrs Hagan's Class

Our Writing Goals 

We will grow as writers to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.  We will focus our writing skills on informative storytelling, expository, and argumentative pieces. 


Daily Paragraph Writing 

Everyday, students will be expected to complete a daily paragraph.  The daily paragraphs will be answering a prompt consisting of a text-based question from our daily reading.  Students will need to follow this formate:


Topic Sentence

Text Evidence (include correct citation)


Transition word to second elaboration

Text Evidence 

Transition word to summary sentence



Writing Slides / Homework 

See below for copies of our writing instruction slides from the day's lesson. 


Argumentative Essay

Students will transition to argumentative writing towards the end of first semester and the beginning of second semester. Students will learn to compose a thesis and use text evidence to support their claim.