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Creating Awareness through Action Oriented Writing and Research

For Teachers 8th Standards
Middle schoolers aren't too young to feel strongly about politics, social issues, consumer rights, or environmental problems. Demonstrate the first steps toward social change with a project about action-oriented writing. Eighth graders...
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What is Rhetoric Anyways?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Rhetoric from Aristotle (logos, pathos, and ethos) to the rhetorical triangle (audience, speaker, subject) and SOAPSTone (speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, tone) here’s a presentation about the art of rhetoric that will...
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Analysis of Speeches: Task 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
A graphic organizer is employed to help sixth graders determine author's point of view and word choice. They listen to, read, and watch portions of the "I Have a Dream Speech" taking word choice and author's craft into deep...
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Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Reading, writing, and rings! A lesson from NASA combines space science with authentic reading and writing tasks. Included in this lesson are pre-reading activities, four mini informational booklets on Saturn, a structured note-taking...
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Examining the Form and Function of Campaign Speeches

For Teachers 11th - 12th
An examination of stump speeches, one of the most important components of a presidential campaign, is made possible by accessing The New York Times Learning Network. After closely examining the form and function of stump speeches,...
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Fact Sheet: Audiences

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In Shakespeare's time, people could attend a play at the local theatre for as little as one penny. Using an informative handout, scholars learn about the typical London audience member during the 1600s. Readers explore how theatre...
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Lesson 14: Finish Words In Motion! Dances, Share Dances, and Reflect For Revision

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars rehearse, perform, and reflect on the interpretive dances they've created. Choreography and music showcase their free-verse poems and highlight its prosody. 
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That’s Amazing!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 4th Standards
That's Amazing! is the theme of an English language development unit created by Houghton Mifflin. Following a speak, look, move, and listen routine, scholars delve into topics; seasons, weather, animals, landforms, telling time,...
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Analyzing a Product or Political Advertisement

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do advertisements evoke specific thoughts and feelings? Class members find out through the exploration of the Internet, videos, television, magazines, radio, and posters. Learners investigate commercial advertisements, political...
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Opinion: Persuasive Essay Unit Introduction

For Teachers 4th Standards
Everyone has an opinion, but the trick is figuring out how to argue a position with purpose and logic. Guide scholars to answer the question, What is argumentative writing? with activities that include brainstorming ideas, holding a...
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Savvy Surfers: Website Evaluation and Media Literacy

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders strengthen their understanding of what a high quality website is composed of. Learners evaluate three websites for accuracy, credibility, and reliability by completing a chart.
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Point of View, Perspective, Audience, and Voice

For Students 5th - 6th
Introduce class members to the basic elements of narrative and persuasive writing with this packet of exercises that not only defines the terms but also asks them to draft short paragraphs that employ these concepts.
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Identifying a Target Audience

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
How do advertisers try to speak to you? Learners review a variety of advertisements and identify how they attempt to reach a particular targeted audience, as well as consider what type of audiences they might belong to as young adults.
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Audience Etiquette Activity

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
Before you head to a performance, school pep rally, or sporting event with your class, be sure to review these worksheets and rubrics that discuss proper manners and etiquette at public events. 
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SOAPSTone

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Break an article down with a SOAPSTone chart. Class members determine the speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, and tone. The chart includes a question for each of these elements, provides some clarifying text for each, and...
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Inn of Lost Time Graphic Organizer

For Students 6th - 8th
The short story "The Inn of Lost Time" includes stories within a story, a concept clearly illustrated on this graphic organizer. The frame story quite literally surrounds the other stories on the page. Pupils fill in information from the...
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Academic Language

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
College-level writers learn the importance of using academic language in their papers and essays. Assessing the audience is an important aspect of choosing the language with which one writes. Review these 10 slides to make sure each...
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I Wanna What?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Introduce persuasive writing by reading the book I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff. In this word choice instructional activity learners listen as the teacher reads the book aloud. The teacher stops to discuss persuasive vocabulary...
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Macbeth News Broadcast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an authentic assessment task for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Young literature scholars prepare, perform, and record a news broadcast about the major events in the play. For example, groups may choose to report on the death of Lady...
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Broadcasting Codes

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Let your learners be the judges for a series of case studies that focus on broadcast codes in Canada. In order to familiarize your class with the codes and guidelines that govern the broadcasting industry, in particular Canada's...
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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

For Teachers 10th
Young editors have complete creative control over a newsletter that they design, write for, and publish. They select a subject and target audience, and then craft news articles, letters to the editor, and reviews, for their newsletter....
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Strength and Voices

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Lyndon Johnson provides an excellent primary source in a text analysis resource. The class warms up by responding to a quote, and then reads a 1965 speech by Johnson called "Peace Without Conquest", which discusses aggression patterns in...
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Perspectives and Point of View: Task 2 and 3

For Teachers 6th Standards
An effective argument must be backed up with supporting details and facts. Sixth graders use The True Story of the Three Little Pigs to formulate a personal opinion of the wolf's portrayal of the events. They compose a persuasive letter...
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Write Right!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
After watching part of a Club Write Kids video and discussing the editing process, each group of learners writes a letter to a favorite author. They ask for a copy of a page of manuscript that has gone through the editing process. Prior...