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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 4: Sustainability of the US Food Supply Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Where does our food come from? Eighth graders research food chains and the consequences for stakeholders affected by those food chains. Using Michael Pollan’s, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, as a core text, the three units in this module teach...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 4, Unit 1: Analyzing Author’s Purpose and Evaluating Claims in The Omnivore’s Dilemma

For Teachers 8th Standards
Module 4 is all about food, where it comes from, and what happens to it before it gets to the consumer. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan is the anchor text of a collection made up of 15 lessons. In Unit 1, scholars evaluate an...
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Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Working with Two Texts - Reading, Listening, Summarizing, and Synthesizing

For Teachers 4th Standards
As a summative assessment for this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders listen to and read informational texts in order to demonstrate their ability to take notes, write summaries, and draw connections. Young scholars first listen as...
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Identify and Discuss the Author's Purpose

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Examine author's purpose in a persuasive text using this scaffolded plan. You essentially have a verbatim script here, but it can definitely be used as an outline instead. Review questions that readers should ask themselves when...
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Apply Post-Reading Skills and Discuss Persuasive Text

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students put their reading comprehension skills to practice. In this interpreting text activity, students read "Chief Red Jacket's Reply," and then respond to questions that require them to reason, infer, and analyze the selection.
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Author's Purpose in Persuasive Text

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders analyze the author's purpose in various texts. In this author's purpose lesson, 8th graders identify and discuss the author's purpose in each of the examples. Students select books, articles, or chapters they've read and...
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Teaching Persuasive Reading and Writing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
With the increasing emphasis on persuasive and argumentative writing, the lessons and strategies in the sample unit are sure to prove valuable—whether you are new to or an experienced pro at teaching persuasive reading and writing.
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Trap Door Reading: Persuasive Text

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils create T-charts to analyze persuasive text. In this persuasive text lesson  students make predictions based upon titles and learn how to make arguments based on facts.
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What's the Purpose Anyway?

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Examine author's purpose in newspaper articles, comic books, cookbooks, encyclopedias and other forms of written materials. Working in groups, middle and high schoolers read teacher-selected articles and write an explanation of the...
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Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
After reading a brief excerpt from a letter written by Abigail Adams to her husband and future president of the United States, John Adams, your young historians will practice their reading comprehension skills and identify what Abigail...
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A Movie in Your Mind: Persuasive Text

For Teachers Pre-K - 9th
Students listen to a broadcast of War of the Worlds and illustrate what they hear. In this persuasive text lesson students prepare for making a movie poster intended to persuade a director to make a film based on a short story.
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Persuasion in Print

For Teachers 9th
Advertisers target teenagers. Groups select three magazine advertisements for similar products, analyze the appeals used in each, create a poster that features the persuasive techniques used, and present their findings to the class. The...
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Picturing America: Images and Words of Hope from Romare Bearden and Langston Hughes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A carefully crafted three-day lesson integrates poetry and visual art. By analyzing and comparing Langston Hughes' poem "Mother and Son" and Romare Bearden's collage "The Dove," readers explore the theme of hope. The lesson activates...
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Distinguishing the Author’s Purpose

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
A big step in the development of children's reading comprehension skills is the ability to differentiate between the topic of a piece of writing and its purpose. The third lesson in this series presents learners with collections of short...
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Smoking Hurts the Lungs and Heart

For Students 3rd Standards
Third graders learn about why they should not start smoking with a health worksheet. After reading a persuasive reading passage, they answer five questions based on author's purpose.
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Advertising as Argument

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine print ads to determine purpose and audience and create an analysis presentation for the lesson. In this advertising lesson, 12th graders view ad slogans and discuss the products and purpose for each ad. Students...
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Descriptive Persuasive Texts

For Students 5th - 7th
In this Language Arts worksheet, students read about persuasive writing. Students read an example and complete a chart that organizes the information into facts and opinions.
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Movie Poster: Persuasive Text

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create movie posters based upon short stories they've recently read.  In this persuasive writing lesson students analyze a poster that  is intended to persuade people to want to see the movie and convince Steven Spielberg to...
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Apply Pre-reading Strategies and Read Persuasive Text

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students apply pre-reading strategies to improve comprehension of An Account of Sa-Go-Ye-Wat-Ha by Elbert Hubbard. In this literature lesson, students complete      K-W-L and T charts based on the readings.
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English Lesson Plans for Grade 12

For Teachers 12th
HIgh schoolers respond to a persuasive article on using animal research. In this english lesson, writers listen to a conversation, and discuss the point of arguments. They write a critique on a certain film and share it with their...
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Reading Non-Fiction: Persuasive Language

For Students 6th - 8th
In this persuasive text worksheet, students read an excerpt from an advertising leaflet and identify the persuasive words and phrases used in the text. Students then read the text about a Greenpeace campaign to identify emotive language.
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Scaffolding a Reading/Writing Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore pre-reading activities. Through looking at titles, and observing pictures, students predict what will happen in a story. They listen to a part of the story and then write their own conclusion. Students complete the story...
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Rhetorical Devices

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders identify and analyze examples of rhetorical devices as valid or invalid inferences. In this text analysis lesson, 12th graders research a controversial topic in teams and identify rhetorical devices for the topic....

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