I'm curious how many major writing assignments such as 5 paragraph essays do you assign per term? Please state the type of course, grade level, and how many weeks your term lasts. I'm a new teacher at a school that operates on 13 week trimesters. What I really want to know is how many papers is typical in a regular 10th grade language arts course and how many papers would be typical in an 11/12 elective writing course. Thanks!