The Opinion Essay
Learners 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 activity.
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Learn the Steps to Clear Essay Writing!
Introduce your young writers to the five-paragraph expository essay format with a four-page learning exercise that uses color codes to model for writers how to craft the essay. Although designed to prepare writers for the GED, the...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
Individuality vs. Conformity
Spark an animated debate in your class! Young adults consider some of the fads or trends that are prevalent at their school, as well as their own level of participation in them. Just how much of a role does popular culture play in their...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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
Does Rick Warren Represent Diversity?
The topic of this lesson focuses on whether or not Obama was able to convincingly defend his choice of choosing Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration. This is considered a controversial or hot topic because it...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History