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Students examine biased words in news articles, suggest synonyms, then rewrite the sentences to demonstrate how word choice can alter meaning.
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John Brown: Hero or Villain?
"Love it or leave it." "You're either for us or against us." Rhetoric and it's polarizing effects are the focus of a lesson that uses John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry as an exemplar. Groups examine primary source documents,...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Persuasive Writing: Introduction to Audience Awareness
Developing an awareness of and a respect for opposing views is a challenge all persuasive writers face. Model for your writers how to respectfully acknowledge opposing viewpoints and how to express an alternate view. Several exercises...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Beginning Your Inquiry
If you're starting a research project, use this guide to help young learners form the inquiry for their research. With steps that outline the entire process, including note taking and gauging the quality of an inquiry question, this...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Challenge young learners to read between the lines with an activity that focuses on making inferences and using context clues. As class members read short passages that provide several context clues to the meaning of a word in bold, they...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable