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Outlining and Organizing Made Easy
Outlining and organizing an essay are made easy with the help of Inspiration® graphic organizers. Specific directions and colorful graphics model for writers how to use the software to craft these key steps in the writing process. Adaptations and extensions are included.
7th - 12th Language Arts 68 Views 198 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Signal Words in Expository Text
Signal words are one way that authors make the relationships between their ideas clear. Allow your learners the chance to investigate cause and effect in texts by identifying signal words. They locate and analyze cause-and-effect relationships present in a nonfiction article after participating in guided practice where they work through several passages with the teacher.
4th - 6th Language Arts 60 Views 353 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Short But Sweet
After analyzing and evaluating news summaries found in the New York Times "Week in Review" section, middle schoolers study the steps for summarizing a news article briefly and accurately. They write two news summaries: one on a newspaper article, and one on another type of informational text.
6th - 12th Language Arts 109 Views 679 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer: Inferring About the Importance of Religion in Colonial America
Improve class understanding of colonial times by reading an informational text and filling out the accompanying graphic organizer. Class members work with a partner to read, take notes, make inferences, and synthesize information.The lesson does not provide a copy of If You Lived in Colonial Times, so you will need to find the text.
4th Language Arts 118 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Who Could Have Been Who
Can word choice affect a candidate's likeability? Use this New York Times lesson to explore how a presidential candidate's likeability factor can fluctuate in public opinion polls. Young readers choose a presidential election from their lifetime and research the various Democratic or Republican candidates' backgrounds using informational texts.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 337 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Science Talk: How do Bullfrogs Survive
Following the reading of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the ninth lesson in this unit involves emerging experts in a science talk about how bullfrogs survive. Looking back through the text, young scholars prepare for the discussion by gathering specific evidence about the many adaptations of this interesting amphibian.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 64 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Organizing the Sections of Our Constitution
Young writers use the Iroquois Constitution as a model to help them organize their own class constitution in the seventh lesson of this unit. Using this historic text helps students better understand the structure of this type of writing, how each section has a main idea with supporting rules/laws.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 32 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inspiration®: Outlining and Organizing Made Easy
The outlining process has moved into the 21st century! Although this prewriting lesson is valuable on its own, it's really designed to introduce learners to Inspiration® software. Screenshots offer a visual guide to creating an outline diagram, utilizing symbols, links, and text.
6th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 188 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Outlining and Organizing with Inspiration Software
Help your secondary writers organize ideas and notes into outlines for academic writing. Provides step-by-step instruction on how to transfer brainstormed ideas from maps and diagrams directly into outline format. A single class period in the computer lab could unblock a few writers, clarify thoughts for a first draft, and relieve the dread of "I don't know where to start.
6th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inspiration Persuasive Speeches and Essays: From Organization to Presentation
Assist your class with persuasive writing and public speaking. Learners develop writing and speaking skills through organization and the educational software program, Inspiration. Class members use the software to organize their work and prepare for speaking and writing.
6th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Helping Students Understand Text Structures: Informational Problem/solution
What does a text say? What does it do? Good readers use these questions to help them understand the structure of a problem/solution text. Model this approach by putting a copy of the included article on an overhead (or interactive white board).
10th Language Arts 66 Views 249 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Procedural Texts or, How-to's
Pupils participate in writing a procedural text or how-to text. They will examine a variety of procedural texts to determine how they are written. In addition, they discuss the various parts of procedural writing before watching videos about how to make a paper airplane.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 72 Views 279 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Paragraph Writing, Part 1: How Esperanza Responds on the Train (Revisiting Chapter 5: "Las Guayabas/Guavas")
When your class members have completed the novel Esperanza Rising, they will be ready to write an expository essay on how Esperanza responds to events and what this says about her character. Set your pupils up for success by starting out with text-dependent questions about the chapter that will be the focus of their writing, in this case chapter five.
5th - 7th Language Arts 69 Views 91 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Use any of the great prompts provided, including post-reading questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 24 Views 199 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Gathering Evidence and Drafting a Two-Voice Poem (Chapter 13: "Los Duraznos/Peaches")
Begin class with a short comprehension quiz and review and then move into a new genre: two-voice poems. The lesson provides information about this type of poetry as well as a video example made by eighth graders that you can show your class.
5th - 7th Language Arts 75 Views 84 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Weaving Picture Books into Narrative Writing
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. Your class uses descriptive language to illuminate and analyze characters. Similarly, they compare and contrast texts, plots, settings, themes and characters.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 132 Views 720 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Contrasting Two Settings (Chapter 6: "Lost Melones/Cantalouples")
Continue working through Esperanza Rising, by Pam Munoz Ryan, by looking into language choices and discussing text-dependent questions. Pupils converse in small groups and as a class about plot, setting, and figurative language. Using sticky notes, called evidence flags in the plan, class members mark evidence that corresponds with a series of questions.
5th Language Arts 54 Views 117 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Point of View: Comparing Esperanza's and Isabel's Perspectives About Life in the Camp (Chapter 7: "Las Cebollas/Onions")
Explore point of view and more with a Common Core designed lesson. Pupils experience different points of view by representing one of two characters from Esperanza Rising during a partner discussion. They must use evidence from the text that supports their side during the discussion.
5th - 7th Language Arts 120 Views 173 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inferring About Characters Based on How They Respond to Challenges (Chapter 3: "Las Papayas/Papayas")
Start off your day with a quick reading comprehension quiz about chapter three of Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. After they complete the quiz, pupils participate in a discussion and look closely at the text. A strong Common Core designed lesson, the activities described here focus on discussing the text in groups, making inferences, responding to text-dependent questions, and using evidence.
5th - 7th Language Arts 129 Views 208 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mind Maps: Tapping Prior Knowledge & Developing Ideas
Use Inspiration software with your writers to compose mind maps! If you don't have the program, you can download a thirty-day trial or simply follow the steps and write out a graphic organizer on paper to organize one main idea. Each person can choose his or her own topic to write about.
6th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 70 Downloads CCSS: Designed