9th - 12th Grades




Grades 9-12


Welcome to Journey Writing (Beginning High School Composition) This is the class for those who are on the journey through high school! This is a “whole to parts” writing course where students will learn how to build effective essays with a major emphais on contructing convincing theses and logical arguments for strong persuasive and argumentative essays. Students will learn that “entering an argumentative essay means entering a conversation!”


We will be addressing these concepts:


  • Ethos

  • Pathos

  • Logos

  • Audience

  • Genre

  • Purpose

  • Templates



The Lively Art of Writing by Lucile Vaughan Payne

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Lively-Art-Writing-Sentences-Technique/dp/0451627121/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492923372&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Lively+Art+of+Writing


They Say, I Say by Gerald Graff and Cathy Berkenstein. Updated 2016 MLA edition.

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Students should be reading and writing at a 9th to 12th grade level.

Jennifer Fletcher


Phone: (530) 306-1061
Email: jfletcher.ila@gmail.com

Course Details

Day: Tue / Thur
Period: 2

Frequency: Twice per Week
Class Duration: Semester

Course Cost:   $250
Materials Cost:   $0
Materials Required





See course description.


Other Materials:

Three-ring binder with college-ruled paper and divider tabs.

Payment Information

Private Funds Accepted? Yes

Cash: Yes
Check: Yes
Paypal: Inquire

Charter Funds Accepted? Yes

Forest: Yes
Horizons: Yes
Inspire Charter School: Yes
South Sutter: Yes
Visions: No

Instructor Biography

Biography goes here.