High School – Writing

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Jan'12

Contemporary Controversy – From Pro/Con

Controversial Current Events Are you asking your students to write argumentative or persuasive essays and speeches? COMMON CORE ELA STANDARDS …

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Jan'12

Writing about Poetry with T.I.M.E.

Poetry T.I.M.E. Complete an analysis  by telling the  T.I.M.E.  of the poem. (See page 5 in handout packet at this link.) …

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15

Jan'12

Photo Essays – Caution

A powerful way to combine media literacy and writing is through the use of photo essays. At the same time, …

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10

Jan'12

WRITING – In-class Peer Feedback

Peer Feedback to Writing It is effective use of time to have student respond in class to the writing of …

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10

Jan'12

WRITING WORKSHOP – RAGS

Writing Workshops READ-AROUND GROUPS for Writing Workshop In Read Around Group (RAG) sessions, students bring a completed early draft to …

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03

Dec'11

Writing Pantoum Poem – Summarizing Text

Reading Text – Summarize with Poem The pantoum poem a interesting structured form that works well for a optional assessment …

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02

Dec'11

Writing One Act Plays

Following workshops presented by the then, California Playwrights Project, I adapted what I’d learned into this set of notes used …

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27

Nov'11

To Convince or Persuade to Solve a Problem

Understanding how to write and speak convincingly is a skill required for success in all walks of life and those …

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08

Nov'11

A Lesson before Dying – Essay Assignment – Ethics

Ethics in Literature Asking students to consider the ethics of a character can open discussions that challenge values, beliefs, and …

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03

Nov'11

Critical Analysis of a Critique

 Apply terms of the Nine Yardsticks of Value to critical analysis of a literary critique.  Students read and critique a …

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