Transactive Writing-Feature Article Style
Students write and present a feature article using a transactive writing style. They conduct research on a selected topic, enter the article into a Microsoft Word template, and insert picture to illustrate their feature article.
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 19: Synthesis
Wrap up your unit on The Cay with an engaging argumentative writing assignment. Writers must decide if they believe The Cay should be banned. The resource includes links to several articles, which have been addressed and examined in...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Can and Can't, Indefinite Pronouns, Articles
A straightforward learning exercise features multiple grammar concepts, such as when to use can and can't, how to use indefinite pronouns, and where articles should go in a sentence. Kids put sentences in the correct order and fill in...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Expressing Your Views to the Letter
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Keyboarding: Formatting a Report Using MLA Style
Keyboarding is one of the most basic skills needed to master modern technology, and it's also one of the most important. The class uses Century 21 Keyboarding and Information Processing to guide their hands in typing a report in the...
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Fact or Fiction - What is Expository Writing?
Use formatting to organize an explanatory essay after comparing and contrasting expository and narrative genres. Young writers explore expository writing by employing prewriting techniques and graphic organizers to plan an essay. This is...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Did Shakespeare Write His Plays?
Can we test whether lines ascribed to William Shakespeare were actually written by someone else? Science and linguistics join forces in this fantastic TED-Ed video to help us investigate the theory of whether history's greatest writer...
4 mins 6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable