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Develop Support for an Argument in Opinion Writing

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
This resource provides an excellent explanation of how to begin developing support for main ideas in a writing piece. Young writers will work through a step-by-step process of developing supporting details that serve to prove the topic...
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Identify the Different Parts of an Opinion Essay

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
This is an excellent resource to begin your next essay writing venture! Your young writers will not only learn to identify the key parts of a thesis statement, topic sentences, supporting details, and elaboration, but most importantly,...
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"Too Much Pressure" by Colleen Wenke

For Students 10th - 12th
Have you ever cheated on a test? What about copied someone else's homework? After reading Colleen Wenke's essay "Too Much Pressure," class members use the provided reading comprehension questions to focus their analysis of important...
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"Size 6: The Western Women's Harem" by Fatema Mernissi

For Students 10th - 12th
Intended for a mature, advanced placement audience, this set of questions accompanies an essay by Fatema Mernissi regarding clothing size and the possible implications for not fitting in with what is considered the norm. A very...
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Learning to Hate Math

For Students 9th - 12th
Give your class a different kind of reading assignment with the text included here. Anne Miller's essay "Learning to Hate Mathematics" details a hatred of math that grew from early childhood and still haunts the author today. After...
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"Once More to the Lake" by E.B. White

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Revisit your own childhood memories of long summers and lakeside fun with E.B. White's essay, "Once More to the Lake." Included here is the actual text as well as a series of short-answer questions that follow. Not only do readers study...
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What's the Big Idea? Current Events

For Students 6th - 8th
Provide the class with a helpful way to analyze print media describing current events. They read an article from a reliable news or media source and then use the attached worksheet to capture vital information. A great resource that is...
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Oh, I Believe in Yesterday

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who is Aimee Mann? Read the New York Times article "P.S. I Loved You," included here, and have your readers answer a series of reading comprehension questions. Afterward, encourage your class to brainstorm ways in which they were...
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The "Write" Stuff: Strategies and Conventions for Imaginative Writing

For Teachers 6th
A comprehensive and immersive series of lessons that examines various aspects of story development leads learners into writing a narrative of their own. Writers develop an understanding of the writing process as they use the learning...
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Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story...
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Start at the Beginning!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Okay, your writers are ready to become authors - but how do they begin? This packet uses humor to keep kids entertained as they learn about first sentences. First, they get a brief introduction to the various types of beginnings they...
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Leading into Good Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Discuss the importance of a lead in writing with your upper graders. They examine several examples of leads from literature and practice writing leads for pieces of artwork. They then select a topic from a list and write an introductory...
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Paragraph Structure

For Students 6th - 10th
Practice writing paragraphs with this scaffolded learning exercise. The "hamburger" model is used on the second page, following some examples and guided practice on the first page. Give beginning writers concrete, tangible support as...
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Preparation for Writing Assessment

For Teachers 11th
In this essay writing worksheet, 11th graders read information on how to write an essay. Drafting, paragraph structure, persuasive writing, topic sentences, essay planning, and revising, are topics covered in the worksheet. Students...
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Scaffolding for Essay: Planning Body Paragraphs for Position Paper

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewLet's make a plan. Scholars work on the plan for their papers using a Position Paper Planner. They talk with a partner about counterclaims and think about counterclaims to include in their papers. As learners begin to write, they work...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Writing the Analysis Essay, Part 2

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewWriters have 30 minutes to add the final touches to their end-of-unit assessments for Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Those finishing early review their work. After the 30 minutes, learners use the time to review their...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Writing the Analysis Essay, Part 1

For Teachers 7th Standards
New Review1,2,3,4 score! Writers use the grading rubric to score the model essay. After comparing and discussing their scorings, the individuals begin the end-of-unit assessment.
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Writing an Analysis Essay: Planning the Essay

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewWriters work on creating a plan for their end-of-unit essay of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass using a Frederick Douglass Essay Planner to help guide their thought process. They then regroup as a class to discuss the use of...
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Writing an Analysis Essay: Introducing the Writing Prompt and the Model Essay

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewA model analysis essay provides writers with an opportunity to examine a response to the end-of-unit assessment writing prompt. Scholars define key words in the prompt and discuss how the model essay meets the demands in the prompt....
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End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1: Drafting the Essay

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewYoung writers use the class time to complete a draft argumentative essay.  In answer to the Pygmalion end-of-unit prompt they discuss the change seen in Eliza's inner identity. 
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 2: Revise Essay Drafts

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewAnd now for the grand finale! Scholars prepare their final Pygmalion end-of-unit essays. Learners participate in a brief mini lesson about correcting errors and then begin revising their own argumentative essays. 
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Writing an Argument Essay: Analyzing the Model

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewClass members analyze the model essay to determine the given claim and the evidence to support it. They use an Analyzing Evidence in the Model Essay sheet to help guide their work. They then begin to analyze the structure of the essay by...
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End of Unit 1, Assessment, Part 2: Revise Essay Drafts

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewAs a culminating unit activity, pupils revise their argumentative essays based on the novel Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. Paying careful attention to grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary, they incorporate teacher feedback to revise and...
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End of Unit 1 Assessment, Part 1: Drafting the Argumentative Essay

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewTime is of the essence. Pupils spend time completing the first draft of their essays based on Katherine Paterson's novel Lyddie. Using everything they've learned throughout the unit, they craft their arguments about whether Lyddie should...