Click the project gallery posts below to view the Writing Unit Portfolios from each Writing Teacher in our Spring 2021 course:

Tamara Bila’s Portfolio

English 8 will include the study of elements of a novel, six traits of writing with emphasis on descriptive writing, Holocaust literature and the impact of the Holocaust, basic elements of poetry, and grammar. Students in English 8 will also write an MLA style research paper and be introduced to basic public speaking strategies. Portfolio…

Julissa Gomez’s Portfolio

This portfolio is created for my future 8th grade Language Arts Classroom. It is covering a 4-week writing unit over the Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank. Throughout this unit my students will engage in historical exploration through various assignments in my classroom. Everything is based off of the Nebraska State Standards for Language…

McKenzie Miller’s Portfolio

This persuasive writing unit is set up for an Eighth Grade English Language Arts Class, adhering to Nebraska state standards. Portfolio Gallery:

Alison Smith’s Portfolio

This unit is targeted at 12th Grade students and will focus on written responses to Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” The students will gain the understanding of how relationship between families can be difficult and aren’t always picture perfect.  This will allow the students to connect the reading to something that they have experienced as well. Portfolio…

Harley Rhoades’ Portfolio

For this persuasive writing unit, I would be teaching a senior English Composition class at a high school in Nebraska (Nebraska State Standards used). This unit would be a final unit done at the end of the year and ideally planned for 18 students within 50 minute class periods.  Portfolio Gallery:

Ciara McCance’s Portfolio

To begin with, my four-week 8th grade introduction unit focuses on getting the class on the right start to the school year. By setting up a structured and consistent foundation the students can scaffold their learning for success in the upcoming school year.The aim is to address the writing process, multimodal writing, speaking and listening, and…

Alexandria Gragg’s Portfolio

This unit is designed to teach students about different forms of poetry and develop poetry writing skills. Vocabulary and grammar are incorporated in this unit, as well as all others, so that students are constantly growing in their vocabulary and grammar skills throughout the class.  Portfolio Gallery:

Calyn Degnan’s Portfolio

The overall topic for this unit is to have students work on their creative writing skills while also observing other pieces to show them examples. This unit was originally directed towards 10th graders, but it can be used for other high school classes and can easily be modified.  Portfolio Gallery:

Damon Crowell’s Portfolio

This lesson plan is my first idea as what I would want to do in my writing classroom to start the semester. This class would be designed for high school students, either for juniors or seniors. The workload is reading and writing intensive, and I do not think that any student in middle school or…

Stacy Baker’s Portfolio

This is a Four-Week Unit for Ninth Grade English Language Arts, focusing on Narrative writing and exploring the question of “What Makes us Who We Are.” Portfolio Gallery: