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The Opinion Essay
Students who are preparing to take the General Education Equivalency (GED) exam access online websites to prepare for and practice taking the written essay portion of the test. Several sample writing prompts are included in this lesson.
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Determining Fact, Opinion, and Bias
Writing is never biased, right? Let your learners be the judge of that by teaching them how to identify fact, opinion, and bias in writing. Pupils mark up several example paragraphs and articles and consider the reliability of all texts.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
WWII Position Paper
There are some historical events that may warrant greater reflection and more in-depth analysis, and the decision to intern Japanese-Americans in the United States during World War II, as well as to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learn the Steps to Clear Essay Writing!
Introduce your young writers to the five-paragraph expository essay format with a four-page activity that uses color codes to model for writers how to craft the essay. Although designed to prepare writers for the GED, the approach can be...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding the Basics of News Reporting
Step into the shoes of a newscast director with a media analysis activity. High schoolers look over vocabulary for news media before deciding which three of five stories they'd want to air on tonight's news, based on exclusivity, viewer...
9th - 12th English Language Arts 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
Writing a Synthesis Essay
Practice sets are a standard part of AP test prep. To prepare for the AP language and composition synthesis essay, provide your class members with a packet that contains helpful strategies as well as a model prompt and the accompanying...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
On Behalf of Others
Learners focus on the work of writers, photographers, and artists who document events and people that are unnoticed by others. After examining a photo essay by a New York Times journalist, a suite of images by Dorothea Lange, and the...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Inspiration Lesson Plan: Persuasive Essay
Get inspired! Your class explores how to use Inspiration Software to plan a persuasive essay.They use the computer program to create a concept map on a specific topic. This tool will help them learn how to include facts and well-stated...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing a Writer's Stance
Should college admissions decisions be based on whether whose family members attended? Secondary young scholars read and respond to a New York Times article on the issue of 'legacy preferences' in college admissions. Following class...
7th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History