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The Heart of Your Paper: 11 Methods for Writing a Topic Sentence (or a Thesis Statement)
Help your young writers produce high-quality topic and thesis statements that go beyond basic wording and really illustrate complex ideas and critical thinking skills. From however and compound sentence statements to using rhetorical...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Opinion: Persuasive Essay Unit Introduction
Everyone has an opinion, but the trick is figuring out how to argue a position with purpose and logic. Guide scholars to answer the question, What is argumentative writing? with activities that include brainstorming ideas, holding a...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Power of Punctuation
A misplaced comma can change the meaning of an entire sentence. Practice perfect punctuation with a collection of songs, games, worksheets, and writing prompts. From pasta punctuation marks to comma necklaces, there's something for...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
If you're interested in implementing Socratic seminars into your classroom, then you definitely don't want to miss this fantastic resource. Here you'll find an outline of the basic seminar procedure, differentiation strategies, student...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book...
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative Writing: Using Exact Words
Review the narrative writing process with your emerging story writers. They read a sample narrative and identify five vague verbs that could be replaced with a more exact, exciting verb. Then they write a personal narrative making sure...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed