Revising Our Constitution Using Powerful Words

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Word choice is the focus of a lesson designed to boost scholars' writing skills. Participants take a close look at their original work and enhance its readability with the help of a thesaurus.  Practice leads the way for the revision of the Great Law of Peace.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have both digital and hard-copies of thesauruses available, allow learners to practice working with both types of reference materials 
  • Direct pupils to keep work in their interactive writing notebook for easy access and use at a later date 
  • Plan to conduct the lesson after a social studies period that incorporates the Constitution 
Classroom Considerations
  • Materials are required from past units
  • This lesson is the sixth of 12 in a unit within a reading module 
  • Tips are offered to meet a variety of learners' needs 
  • The plan is written in detail
  • Thesaurus practice benefits participants' work now and in the future 
  • None
Common Core