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126 resources with the keyterm essay

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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 activity to capture vital information. A great resource that is...
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"Guys vs. Men" by Dave Barry

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Bring essay reading into your classroom with Dave Barry. If you're having trouble engaging your males in particular, this essay, entitled "Guys vs. Men" might prove interesting! After they read the short passages provided, they complete...
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Social Studies: Essay Outline

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a resource intended for a social studies class, but great no matter the subject. It's a complete outline for an essay. It includes space to write ideas related to the thesis, supporting details, transition sentences and words,...
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"Shooting An Elephant": George Orwell's Essay on His Life in Burma

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school readers examine George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant" for examples of symbolism, metaphor, connotation, and irony. They analyze how these literary tools convey the writer's main point and contribute to the persuasive...
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Persuasive Writing Outline

For Students 7th - 11th
Writers can fill out this handy outline template to plan a persuasive essay. It has spaces to map out an effective introduction, three arguments (with supporting details), a counter argument for anticipating objections, and a conclusion....
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Researching African Americans Who Made a Difference

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Celebrate Black History Month with this lesson, in which middle schoolers create an essay about a famous African-American. Writers conduct research online, take notes to write an essay in proper format, and use ideas, text, and graphics...
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Reading Questions: Alex Haley's "My Furthest Back Person: The African"

For Students 8th - 12th
Based on Alex Haley's moving essay "My Furthest Back Person: The African," these 11 questions support comprehension and prepare readers for discussion of the text. Use this tool, and the essay, as a nonfiction addition to units on...
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Brainstorming for a Song Essay

For Students 4th - 12th
Use this brainstorming organizer to help writers organize their song ideas. Starting with the name of the song, they will use bubbles to brainstorm various elements of a song from lyrics to meaning.
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Thesis Statements

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Develop an understanding of main ideas and thesis statements with your class by using this step-by-step presentation. The concepts presented will guide learners through essay focus, main idea, central points, coherency, and proper...
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You Call That Art? - Activity 1

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Learners formulate a definition of art in the introductory instructional activity for a unit on various art forms. The learning emphasis is placed on Oregonian artist Duff Severe and reflective writing. Students compose an essay...
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Confronting Two Challenges--One Physical, One Intellectual

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the challenges of a new language and culture. In this cultural lesson, student read Running by Peter Hessler and discuss obstacles faced, including the language barrier. Students write an essay about a time they...
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Essay Writing

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Are your learners working towards their GED? First they study the GED essay rubric, and then they read a sample essay as a group. After studying the basic elements, they write an essay of their own. After peer editing, they revise their...
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Dr. Heidegger's Experiment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are the pros and cons of prolonging life? Incorporate real-world issues into the study of literature using Dr. Heidegger's Experiment. Through the exploration of pre-determined websites, scholars consider several related literary...
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Gentlehands Accordion Book

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Essentially an essay or extended response assignment, this lesson contains five different writing prompts about the novel Gentlehands by M.E. Meaker. Readers then complete handmade accordion books. The writing prompts may be useful, as...
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Final Papers: Writing Prompts for Evaluating Team and Individual Performance

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
To be used in connection with a group project or at the end of a unit, this handout contains two essay writing prompts. The first prompt asks a group of learners to work together to evaluate their groups' performance as well as each...
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SATP Informative Essay I

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Young scholars explore the basic steps of writing an informative five paragraph essay. Using a hamburger as an analogy, students discuss the five part method of writing and, given blank hamburger sheets, they fill in the main parts of...
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Global Warming

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This contains a writing prompt about global warming that could be adapted in a number of ways. The resource provides some information about global warming and possible effects. Learners explore the enhanced greenhouse effect and the...
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Igor Stravinsky: The Composer and His Impact

For Teachers 12th
An internet-saturated learning experience helps high schoolers construct and support opinions about the impact of 20th-century composer Igor Stravinsky. They read a biography online, listen to compositions, watch YouTube videos, and view...
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Essay Writing

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Crazy quilts of early Colonists present a stark contrast to the pictorial records of Native American quilts and are used as subject matter in this seven slide presentation that illustrates the Expository essay structure. 
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Four Foot Feat - Grandparent Template (long essay version)

For Students 9th
Develop communication skills and teach writing strategies with this essay template. Based on Maya Angelou's "Four Foot Feet" prose essay, this project asks writers to interview their family and then compose a prose essay about their...