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Following are the writing units each grade level will be completing this year.
|Sixth Grade||7th Grade||8th Grade|
|Launching the Writer’s Notebook(Personal Narrative)||Launching the Writer’s Notebook(Memoir)||Launching the Writer’s Notebook(Narrative Poem)|
|Argument Paragraph(Argument Paragraph-Claim)||Argument Paragraph(Argument Paragraph-Claim + a Reason)||Argument Paragraph(Argument Paragraph-Claim + two reasons)|
|Literary Essay(Literary Essay-Character/Plot))||Literary Essay(Literary Essay-Theme)||Literary Essay(Literary Essay-Character/Plot/theme/literary devices)|
|Informational Essay(Cause/Effect Informational Essay)||Informational Essay(Chronological Informational Essay on an historical event)||Informational Essay(Compare/Contrast Informational Essay on a current issue)|
|Writing the Argument(Authentic Letter of Complaint)||Writing the Argument(Proposal Essay)||Writing the Argument(Op-ed)|
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Mission Statement: Our Lady of Refuge is a Catholic school family committed to celebrating our personal love for Jesus Christ through our spiritual and academic life, as we ask our Blessed Mother for guidance everyday.
Vision Statement: Provide a safe and nurturing environment in which students encounter the living God so they have roots to grow for a solid foundation.