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Bring technology to your novel unit with this lesson, which prompts readers to analyze a book they are reading in a Socratic discussion with their classmates. They create a live blog online in which they can give their opinions and insights into the assigned book they're reading. Afterwards, they utilize podcast software to record their oral reports and present to their classmates.
Students are provided an opportunity for self-expression. They collaborate with a partner and compose a list poem. Students practice reading and writing skills. They explore lists and catalogues--both elements of poetry and practical life. Extra resources for Students include Native American poetry and the Bible.
Seventh graders are encouraged to do acts of kindness and learn about geography and utilize their writing skills. They explain how acts of kindness are found throughout the world. To improve writing skills, 7th graders write a newspaper article including the who, what, when, etc and then perform that kindness act.
Why do readers need to know an author’s purpose? How do you figure out what that purpose is? Guide your pupils through a series of activities that show them how to identify various techniques and structures used in persuasive writing. They then draft their own persuasive piece. Differentiated instruction support, extensions, and rubrics are included in this very detailed, scripted, interdisciplinary plan.
Twelfth graders are introduced to the proper way to write a paper. As a class, they examine and review the four stage process for writing about any topic. Using the topic they choose, they begin to identify the relationship between their ideas and how to organize their paper. To end the activity, they write an essay for a college application or their personal goals.
Third graders write a thank-you note and a formal letter of request that included relevant information, such as a return address, date, inside address, proper salutation, body, closing, and signature. They write an imaginary letter to fairytale characters, asking them to grant a wish, reveal a secret, become a friend, and etc.
Learners write a paragraph predicting what the book is about after viewing the front cover. They are given a copy of the Story Parts Maps, students are explained each story part. Learners are explained that they most take notes on the Story Parts Map. They are asked to copy in list form the vocabulary words from the book.
Learners read and analyze the anti-slavery poem, "Christmas Bells" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. They discuss the content and form of the poem, write an essay, write an original poem, examine how this anti-slavery poem was converted into a popular Christmas song, and conduct research for a report.
Students take a medical issue and explore it, debate it, and convince others of their point of view. They improve research skills and writing skills. Students are able to define a problem, debate it, and identify which is the best argument are all skills that can help in medical or life decisions.
Introduce the background of design and designers and their role in communicating their thoughts to others. In groups, you can assign participation in a writing cluster on various designers and write paragraphs to submit to magazines. To end the lesson, your class will examine types of advertisements and create their own using the same characteristics.