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Performing and Presenting Research: 7th ELA Grade Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
The W.7.7, W.7.8, and W.7.9 Common Core standards revolve around conducting, gathering, and presenting research. Solid research skills will serve your students well across the disciplines throughout their academic, and perhaps...
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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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Examining Secondary Sources: The American Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners who have a grasp on the events of the Revolutionary war view clips from five different films as secondary sources. They take notes on each clip thinking about historic inaccuracies. They then view parts of the film The Patriot...
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Business Project

For Teachers 12th Standards
New ReviewWhere's the data? After choosing from a list of business topics, scholars embark on a research project. They develop a strong thesis statement, follow MLA formatting requirements, select sources, and write a five-paragraph research essay. 
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A Defense of the Electoral College

For Students 9th - 12th
Each presidential election year, the debate about the electoral college rages. Michael C. Maibach's "A Defense of the Electoral College" offers young political scientists an opportunity to examine a reasoned argument for why the...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1a: Writing Body Paragraphs

For Teachers 7th Standards
It is not what you say but how you say it. Class members prepare for writing their A Long Walk to Water essays by analyzing row four in the writing rubric. Learners discuss the words used and talk about the importance of correct grammar...
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Creating a Historical Thesis Statement

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
A strong thesis statement not only identifies the subject of an essay but also presents a claim that must be supported with evidence. After researching how nursing has evolved in the United States since the Colonial era, young writers...
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Grade 11-12 Literacy in English Language Arts: Are Humans Good or Evil?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Scholars read text from Hobbes and Rousseau to gain viewpoints about human nature. They then analyze T.S. Eliot's views about human nature in The Hollow Men and connect the ideas presented by all authors by responding to a writing prompt.
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Constructed Response Workbook

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Learning how to express and justify a point of view is an essential skill. A helpful workbook guides scholars in crafting a constructed response essay. The comprehensive resource contains a variety of graphic organizers to help...
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Literature (Fiction)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An informative installment of the Writing for Specific Fields series helps readers learn how to interpret and write about fiction. The website details nine easy steps for writing a literary analysis—a useful method for all readers!
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Paired Passage Practice and the Extended Response Question

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How do pupils relate paired passages to each other? Here's a resource that helps! The lesson includes a short story and a poem as a set of paired reading passages, followed by some analysis questions. It also includes an essay template...
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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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TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 6

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is a college education necessary for success in today's world? The class investigates the question, along with others at the end of the sixth workshop in a 15-part series. The lesson has four parts with multiple activities and...
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Explain Yourself: An Expository Writing Unit for High School

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Introduce expository writing with a unit that asks writers to craft an essay to explain a belief, value, or priority that is important to them. Mini-lessons within the unit focus on crafting thesis statements and conclusions, selecting...
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Writing Prompts, Student Rubrics, and Sample Responses

For Students 7th Standards
Whether you are teaching mainstream, advanced, or intervention language arts classes, you will find something helpful in a thorough writing packet. It includes prompts, rubrics, responses, helpful hints, graphic organizers, and many...
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Supporting Details

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Helpful for both reading and writing units, a video about identifying supporting details in reading passage shows young learners the importance of bulking up informative writing. The presentation uses cartoons and longer passages to...
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The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Strengthen your high schoolers' writing with a series of steps for writing successfully. With sections on organizing an essay, choosing a topic, crafting a thesis statement, and revising a draft, the lesson encourages your class to...
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Series of Paragraphs

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Teach your class all about building a persuasive essay with a colorful presentation. The slides break down each element of writing an essay, from the thesis statement to integrating quotes to using transitions and MLA format.
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Human Nature: Good or Evil?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Whether humans are inherently good or bad is a question that has occupied philosophers for many years. Invite your pupils to consider this question with an essay. Learners must choose between the theories of Locke and Hobbes and back up...
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Persuasive Speech Graphic Organizer

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Support your learners during the speech-writing process with a five-page graphic organizer. Pupils have plenty of space to write in their evidence and arguments on this resource. The organizer provides some prompts for each section to...
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English II Research Paper Packet

For Teachers 6th - 12th
If your school requires a senior research paper or if you are considering one for your class, then this resource is for you. The 43-page packet includes everything from a sample letter to parents to requirements, from topic suggestions...
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Research Paper Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Break down some of the most foundational components of writing a research paper, such as incorporating and formatting citations, creating a thesis statement, and using quotes effectively, into manageable tasks for your young writers.
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Aesop's Fables and Thesis Statements

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here's a great idea—use Aesop's Fables to teach kids about thesis statements.