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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 3a: Understanding Perspectives: The Land of the Golden Mountain

For Teachers 6th Standards
How does an author’s culture influence their perspective and point of view? Moreover, how does an author’s purpose affect their point of view? These are the questions middle schoolers investigate in a three-unit module that uses works by...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 1: Myths: Not Just Long Ago

For Teachers 6th Standards
Rick Riordan’s, The Lightning Thief is the anchor text in a three-unit module that explores the archetypal storyline of the hero’s journey. Sixth graders examine the many mythical illusions in Riordan’s tale. Additionally, they read...
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EngageNY Grades 6 ELA Module 2B: Voices of Adversity

For Teachers 6th Standards
Were things really harder back in the day? That is the question sixth graders research in a three-unit module. They read information articles and literature about the adversities of medieval life, and then draft an essay in which they...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA: Module 2B, Unit 3: Analyzing, Comparing, Sharing: Modern Voices of Adversity

For Teachers 6th Standards
John Grandits’s concrete poems in the collections Blue Lipstick and Technically, It’s Not My Fault provide learners with modern voices struggling with adversities. After close reading of the poems and discussions, for the final...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA: Module 2B, Unit 2: Monologues, Language, and Literary Argument: Voices of Medieval Village

For Teachers 6th Standards
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village is the anchor text for the second unit in Module 2B. Sixth-graders examine monologues, read articles about challenges and adversities faced by children in medieval villages,...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 1, Unit 2: Myths: Not Just Long Ago

For Teachers 6th Standards
The 20 lessons in Unit 2, Module 1 collection, continue the study of mythology using The Lightning Thief as the anchor text. Six graders also read multiple myths, as well as informational text about the elements and themes found in...
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Persuasive Writing - Introductory Paragraph Review

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Master a well-organized thesis statement with a short activity for a persuasive writing unit. Young writers read five different introductory paragraphs about various topics, find the main ideas addressed in each thesis statement, and jot...
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Write an Introductory Paragraph for an Argumentative Essay

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
In an argumentative essay, the introductory paragraph is the primary opportunity to get your readers' attention and tell them why the issue you are discussing is important. Demonstrate to your young writers how to construct an organized...
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Hooking Your Reader

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Hook your class into inquiry-based, hands-on learning with a activity on narrative leads. Pupils research different types of hooks and decide which one to use in their own writing. Carefully scaffolded to include all learners, the...
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Thesis Statements

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Phrases such as "This paper is going to be about" and "I am going to tell you about" do not make for effective thesis statements. A handout from the UNC Writing Center helps writers break from those phrases to craft effective thesis...
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Introductions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. According to the 11th handout in the 24-part Writing the Paper series, that's why writing a strong introduction is so important. The handout offers strategies for crafting...
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Exploring Thematic Motifs in The House on Mango Street

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Explore identity and community through an expository essay based on The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. This two-week unit on writing an essay provides a brief description of each day and all of the worksheets and materials you...
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Write Sub Points for a Thesis Statement

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Having evidence to support a claim is something that we consistently emphasize to young writers. Begin that discussion with your class by presenting this video, which illustrates how to generate sub points for a thesis statement, as well...
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Basic Five Paragraph Essay

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce your young writers to the basic five-paragraph essay. The fun part of this presentation is the stance of the essay used to illustrate the format. The writer of the model essay contends that the Twilight series is a terrible...
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Don't Let the Earth Down

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Writing a persuasive argument starts with a clear thesis. Using this resource, your class will write a persuasive paper on a conservation issue. They will then transform their argument into a 30-second public service announcement. If...
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The Last Word: Using Critical Thinking and Analysis to Reach a Decision

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Want to explore the process of writing a persuasive essay and tie it in with the upcoming elections? Class members use Venn diagrams and the hamburger model of persuasive writing to write a five-paragraph essay on elections and...
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Persuasive Writing II

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Help your young writers use logic in their persuasive writing. Discuss the characteristics of a persuasive paper, and have pupils work together to explore and solve a syllogism. They will write a short persuasive paper which includes a...
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“Dressing Up” an Introduction

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Are your pupils ready to move beyond a thesis statement by adding additional detail to their introductory paragraphs? Provide this handout to give your class some ideas for spiffing up their work. The page includes a sample paragraph...
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How to Write an Essay: Secondary ed.

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Whether introducing the structure of expository essays or reviewing the format with your high schoolers, take the time to check out this resource. Examples of seven common forms of introductory paragraphs and six types of conclusions, as...
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The Five-Paragraph Essay: Tips for Success!!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Need to review the five-paragraph format with your high schoolers? Although the presentation does not include a complete essay as a model, the concise definitions and explanations would serve as a good review before learners are assigned...
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Getting Hooked, Introduction for a Narrative

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
How can you interest your reader? Here is a great lesson on reading and discussing the characteristics of a narrative. Elementary schoolers explore writing techniques to hook the reader. They identify their hook and share their...
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Persuasive Writers

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Use the power of the pen to persuade others to get involved in community issues! Individuals reflect on personal service learning activities and the writing process. They compose essays regarding service to others. While designed for...
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Please Tell Me a Story

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What's your favorite memory? Work on writing narrative essays with this resource, which helps middle schoolers sequence necessary events about a special day that they remember. The lesson demonstrates an organizational pattern having a...
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Varied Beginnings: Research Process / Narrative Writing Techniques

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What's the best way to start a story? Learners write a memoir using effective openings. They research the process and work through a list of hooks to use in their writing. They use at least two hooks to begin their personal memoir. A...