Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 28

A writers continue to revise their argument essay, the focus shifts to a editing grammatical conventions, parallel structure, and varying syntax to add interest. After examining model sentences that demonstrate sentence variety, writers use the provided phrases and clauses handout as a guide for editing their essay.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Project the model sentences and have class members identify the types of phrases and clauses used in the models
  • Ask reviewers to highlight the phrases and clauses in their partner's draft and to note where such devices could be added to create interest
Classroom Considerations
  • The task assumes writers have previously studied the different types of phrases and clauses
  • The nine-page packet includes a detailed plan, a model phrases and clauses handout, and discussion questions
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