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Writing Paragraphs

For Students 2nd - 4th
Bring burgers to you classroom! Print this fun graphic organizer to help beginning writers understand the most important parts of a solid paragraph. First, introduce your topic. Next, include supporting details. Finally, include a short...
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Solar System Summaries

For Teachers 6th
Everyone loves learning about the solar system. Learners choose a planet to do research on and are evaluated on a precise summary of the planet they chose. They work in small groups to do this activity and post the summary on...
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Chicago Changer: Jane Addams

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
The power of a single person to change a community is amazing. Read about about how Jane Addams witnessed people living terrible lives in Chicago and chose to do everything she could to help them. When finished, young learners identify...
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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 with More Than One Purpose

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
It's not very hard to find the author's purpose in narrative, informative, or persuasive writing, but what happens when an author's purpose includes all three types of writing? Determine which sentences in three paragraphs are meant to...
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Writing, Evaluating, and Finding Equivalent Expressions with Rational Numbers

For Teachers 7th Standards
Groups write and evaluate expressions for various phone plans and scenarios to find which is the best deal. they then compare different approaches to writing expressions for the same scenario and discuss the concept of equivalent...
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Writing an Opinion: Student Council

For Students 4th Standards
A three-part assessment challenges scholars to write opinion essays covering the topic of the student council. After reading three passages, writers complete a chart, work with peers to complete a mini-research project, answer...
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Research Listed Websites for Support for Writing a Summary

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Summary writing is tough for native English speakers, let alone English language learners! In this plan, high school English learners examine how to annotate online articles and write a one-page summary. They can post this summary on...
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How Do I Write an Article Critique?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Your middle and high schoolers have written tons of summaries, but can they give a strong critique of an article they've read? Identify the differences between summary writing and critiquing. Choose an interesting article and have...
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Writing a Biography - Ask Someone to Tell Their Story

For Teachers 1st - 5th
In this biography lesson, youngsters discuss biographies and watch videos about biographies. They write interview questions and interview their grandparents. Students write the biographies and complete the related worksheet.
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Writing a Personal Narrative

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is the difference between a news story and a personal narrative? This plan has learners write a personal narrative using the topic of service projects in their community. Consider completing a cross-curricular extension by bringing...
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Narrative Writing

For Teachers 8th Standards
Binoculars are used as a metaphor for good descriptive writing. Class members first view a small picture and then an enlarged view of the same image in which the details come into focus. Next, learners examine a paragraph lacking sensory...
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Summary: Using it Wisely

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sometimes summarizing keeps a writer from going deeper into their analysis—don't fall into that trap. Learn the difference between summarizing and analyzing using an insightful resource. Focusing on introductions, the lesson shares...
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Writing a Summary: “Middle Ages” Excerpt 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
What is the big idea? Scholars use Middle Ages Excerpt 2 to complete a summary graphic organizer. They then use the information from the organizer to write a summary of the text on lined paper. Learners share summaries with the class.
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Writing Prompt: The Death Penalty

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is the death penalty unjust because it violates the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution, "cruel and unusual punishment"? Or is it just a form of permissible capital punishment? After weighting arguments for and against the...
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Writing Session: Writing a Summary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The similarities and differences between academic and everyday summaries/abstracts are explored in this PowerPoint. After reading "Historiographic Reflection on Israel’s Origins: The Rise and Fall of the Patriarchal Age,” and abstracts...
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A Handmade House Book with Student Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Use this lesson for your bookmaking project. First, young writers work on making an accordion fold house book. After composing a variety of pieces of writing, they can use their book to store their writing. The structure is ideal for a...
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Summary Embedded in Analysis

For Students 11th - 12th
This worksheet helps novice writers learn to embed analysis in summary information, rather than write a summary followed by commentary. It increases efficiency, sophistication, and is more reader-friendly. To practice, class members...
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Accordion-Book Summary

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Introduce your young readers to the book review. Groups of writers practice the basic steps of writing a book report and complete an Accordion-Book Summary activity. The lesson includes book report basics and directions to make...
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Integrating Quotations, Paraphrases, and Summaries Effectively

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Integrating quotations, paraphrases, and summaries into a paper can be a challenge. After the terms are defined and the difference among them illustrated, viewers are shown correct and incorrect inclusions of quotations. Preview the...
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Documenting Sources: An Introduction to Incorporating and Documenting Outside Sources in Your Writing

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Text heavy, the 16 slides in this presentation provide specific examples to introduce researchers to documenting outside sources in expository writing. A follow-up activity or worksheet would provide an opportunity for guided practice.
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Unit 5 Focus on Writing a Research Report - Improving Your Style with Conjunctions

For Students 4th - 5th
Focus on adding conjunctions to improve their writing style. They re-write a paragraph by joining pairs of sentences with proper conjunctions. They complete six sentences by adding new conjunctions and write a summary of a story telling...
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Polishing Writing Conventions

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Tenth graders practice using writing conventions in a variety of writing situations, as well as using parallel structure. They find patterns in sentences and use writing conventions to revise a paper they have previously written.
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Narrative Writing Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a clever way to evoke interest in writing. Budding authors write a narrative piece where they pretend to be a member of a band or a recording artist. They write a five paragraph essay describing their new career. In addition,...

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