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Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Aesop claimed that the art of persuasion is often more effectual than force. Guide your writers through the writing process of creating strong, effective persuasive essays and speeches using the lesson plans, videos, worksheets, and unit...
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W.9-10.1 Persuasive Writing: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Introduce your classes to the art of persuasive writing with a collection of materials that model how to introduce precise claims, how to support these claims with strong evidence, and how to use persuasive techniques to bolster their...
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EngageNY Grade 9 ELA: Module 3, Unit 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation provides the anchor text in an inquiry-based unit project that requires ninth graders to use sophisticated research skills. Learners focus on accurate search engine techniques including searching...
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EngageNY Grade 9 ELA: Module 4, Unit 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
Who bears the most responsibility for ensuring that goods are ethically produced? Using evidence from Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos' Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science as a central text,...
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Grade 10, ELA, Module 2, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Words matter. In a 20-lesson unit, writers use words to stir emotions and bring out feelings. Sophomores examine the words and the rhetorical devices Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses to develop his purpose and claim in his powerful...
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Revision Techniques for Writing

For Teachers 4th - 9th
How can you help your class improve their writing? Start by showing a student example on the overhead. Read through the paragraph in a think-aloud format, commenting on areas that need improvement. Then, as a class, work together to make...
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Writing Conferences

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Explore language arts by participating in teacher-student conferences in class. In this writing technique lesson, middle schoolers write a thesis and first draft of a paper based on an assigned topic. They share their work with the...
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Reviewing Proper Writing Techniques

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use proper writing techniques to write an effective description of the best or worst meal they have ever eaten.  In this proper writing techniques lesson, students review the parts of a composition and discuss was to elaborate. ...
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Utilizing Writing Techniques in Problem Solving

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Apply scholars' writing skills to a real-life problem: litter on campus. This lesson requires groups to use digital cameras to take pictures of litter they see on school grounds. Each group then develops "before" posters with pictures...
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How to Write an Essay Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Clichéd and repetitive introductions got you down? Try this lesson on for size! Start off by instructing your class members on techniques for writing introductions and what types of introductions they should avoid. Several general lesson...
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Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Do your young authors suffer from writer's block when they try to write short stories? Access their natural creativity with C-Gor, the writing monster! The instructional activity takes aspiring authors through a new writing process...
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Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 3: Narrative Writing

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
On July 20, 1969 humans landed on the moon for the first time. As the culminating assignment in a 19-lesson unit on narrative writing, class members imagine what that experience was like and craft a narrative in the voice of Neil...
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Revise an Argument by Color-Coding Topic Sentences and Corresponding Evidence

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Essay drafts always have room for improvement. The narrator of an informative video highlights the main points in one of her topic sentences, each point in a different color, and then highlights the corresponding evidence for each main...
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The End: Special Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Setting the stage, creating characters, and establishing a suspenseful storyline can be a tricky task. Young authors read the story The End as a model of good and organized writing. They analyze the writer's techniques and employ them in...
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How to Make Your Writing Suspenseful

For Students 6th - 12th
Viewers get some tips on how to create suspense in their writing from a short video that draws on examples from Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, and even Oedipus Rex.  Remember: It's not what happens but what...
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Paraphrasing Techniques

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How to paraphrase a source and avoid plagiarizing is the focus of a PowerPoint presentation that models five different techniques. The color-coded examples include illustrations and photos.
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Would you really buy that? Persuasive techniques in advertising

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Discover what persuasive techniques are commonly used in advertisements to convince consumers to buy their products. After discussing and analyzing the ads as a class, small groups label their own print advertisement with post-it notes....
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How to Write Really Good Dialogue

For Teachers 9th - 11th
How do you create (and punctuate) really good dialogue so that it moves your story forward and provides strong characterization? Use this literary worksheet loaded with examples, clearly stated directions, and fun exercises.  Fifth in a...
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Fact or Fiction - What is Expository Writing?

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Use formatting to organize an explanatory essay after comparing and contrasting expository and narrative genres. Young writers explore expository writing by employing prewriting techniques and graphic organizers to plan an essay. This is...
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Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder

For Teachers 5th - 9th
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts lesson. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their...
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365 Days of Writing Prompts

For Students 5th - 12th
"If you could un-invent something what would it be?" "What are you more comfortable with—routine or spontaneity?" Here's a packet of one-a-day writing prompts. Although designed for fifth graders, the topics are appropriate for any grade...
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A Call for Change

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Facilitate a discussion in your middle school class, in which young learners talk about things they feel need to be changed. They examine Bob Dylan's The Time They Are A-Changin' and then write persuasive essays on how the world needs to...
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Journalism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you are teaching a newspaper unit in language arts, covering the First Amendment and censorship in social studies, or focusing on writing ethics in journalism, a unit based on the foundations of journalism would be an excellent...
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Argumentative (Persuasive) Essay Guidelines

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a handout that outlines six great steps to structuring an argumentative essay, which can be continually referenced as you teach your class about persuasive writing.

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