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American Dream Unit - Lesson 4: Hey Ma, What's the American Dream?
What do you think the American Dream might be? After watching a Barbara Walters interview, class members work together to generate good interview questions. Armed with this list of questions, young journalists interview someone in their...
5th English Language Arts
Tips on How to Construct a Five-Paragraph Essay
Have you ever written a five-paragraph essay, specifically an analysis? This PowerPoint introduces your class to the structure and how to make it more interesting. Study possible hooks, transitions, and conclusions. Great examples are...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Compare and Contrast Essay Checklist
Are you looking for a basic compare and contrast rubric for your learners to use as they peer edit? This one is great for peer editing; reviewers simply check yes or no for each of the listed criteria. Then, at the bottom, they can...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Writing a Thesis for Comparison Essays
What is a thesis, and why is it important to a piece of writing? After defining the term thesis to your emerging writers, explain how one writes this kind of statement. Although examples are given comparing Bilbo Baggins with Odysseus,...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
How to Write the Thesis Statement
A thesis statement is one of the most important aspects in a paper; make sure your class can create solid, concise statements for each of their large essays, particularly analytical essays. This presentation is extremely thorough, and it...
8th - 9th English Language Arts
A River Runs Through It; Writing Assignment
While reading A River Runs Through It, have your high schoolers work on their final project, a multi-genre research paper. There are 10 clear steps for completion but not much additional help. For early high schoolers (or lower-level...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
A News Story of Your Own: Sentence and Lexical Variety
Given the two-sentence skeleton of a news story about a car theft/joy ride, budding writers create their own version of the story varying diction and sentence structure to heighten interest and complexity in their writing. Resource...
8th - 11th English Language Arts
Writing Scholarship Application Essays
Eleventh graders practice writing college application essays. In this writing skills lesson, 11th graders complete the steps of the writing process as they write rubrics and essays that would be appropriate for the college application...
11th English Language Arts
Writing a Character Sketch
Combining descriptive and expository writing skills, middle schoolers create a character sketch about someone they know well. They use a graphic organizer to help them discuss a model character sketch and organize/write one of their own....
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable