Essay Exchange Unit: Rough Drafts
Young scholars submit rough drafts of position papers and post them on computer networks for review.
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Writing Interdisciplinary Essay
The Grapes of Wrath. The Jungle. Native Son. The Things They Carried. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian. To address a current social, political, economic, or environmental issue, class groups pair the reading of a classic...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Essay Writing Tips for APUSH
Did you know that most DBQ essay responses are longer than the standard essay? Give your AP US history students the tips and tools they'll need to succeed when writing their essays for the AP exam. This handout includes valuable dos and...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lord of the Flies Unit
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 1: Argument Writing
As an introduction to argument writing, groups examine two argument essays, observing how the writers state their claims and organize and support their ideas. Individuals then craft an argument essay, taking a position on the question of...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 5
After rereading the full text of Walter Mosley's essay "True Crime," groups complete an evidence collection tool worksheet and then class members independently draft a multi-paragraph, evidence-based response that identifies how Mosley...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 7
As a mid-unit assessment of a series of lessons that use Ethan Canin’s short story “The Palace Thief” as an anchor text, writers craft an in-class essay in which they discuss how Hundert's character has developed over the course of the...
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Inspiration: The Writing Process
The writing process has never been easier with this digital approach. Learners use pre-made templates designed specifically for the type of paper they are assigned, and move through each step of the writing process from drafting to...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed