W.7.1a

Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

 
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Writing Introductions to Hook Your Reader

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Explanatory Essay
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Explanatory Essay
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Standards:
 
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10 tips to make a great first impression4
   

Silent Debate

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts, Generating Ideas, and Planning for Drafting of Persuasive Essays
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts, Generating Ideas, and Planning for Drafting of Persuasive Essays
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Shhh....there is a silent debate going on!

Standards:
 
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counter argument
   

Comparison of Two Schools

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Tangerine - Novel
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Tangerine - Novel
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do the two middle schools compare/contrast in the novel, Tangerine?

 
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tangerine middle school
   
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Essay
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Set a targeted goal for your first draft.

 
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Letter to the Editor

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Cell phones in school - the dream of every student!

 
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Reflections (2)
cell phone 2
   

Trying Out a First Draft

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Finalizing and Celebrating Our Persuasive Essays
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Finalizing and Celebrating Our Persuasive Essays
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Are you making sense?

Standards:
 
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Reflections (1)
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Persuasive Introductions

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts, Generating Ideas, and Planning for Drafting of Persuasive Essays
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts, Generating Ideas, and Planning for Drafting of Persuasive Essays
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Listen Up!

Standards:
 
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Resources (12)
 
Reflections (1)
persuasion introductions
   

The Final Draft

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Finalizing and Celebrating Our Persuasive Essays
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Finalizing and Celebrating Our Persuasive Essays
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

As T.I would ask, "What you know about that? Your answer, "I know all about that!"

 
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Reflections (1)
t i    what you know
   

Crafting Leads an Audience will Follow Part 1

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument - Part 2
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument - Part 2
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Pairing up to put the first piece in place.

Standards:
 
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Reflections (1)
strategicpartners
   

Revising Your Boxes and Bullets

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts, Generating Ideas, and Planning for Drafting of Persuasive Essays
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts, Generating Ideas, and Planning for Drafting of Persuasive Essays
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Take A Stand

 
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Reflections (1)
takestand web
   

Seeing "Literally" and "Figuratively"

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Tangerine - Novel
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Tangerine - Novel
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Do people only "see" with their eyes?

 
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seeing
   

Letter to the Editor #2

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What is my opinion?

 
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Reflections (1)
editorial
   

Picking a Draft for the Final (Day One of Peer Editing)

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Finalizing and Celebrating Our Persuasive Essays
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Finalizing and Celebrating Our Persuasive Essays
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Great feedback=better performance

 
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Reflections (1)
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Peer Feedback, Day 2

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Finalizing and Celebrating Our Persuasive Essays
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Finalizing and Celebrating Our Persuasive Essays
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Listen to your Peers!

 
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Reflections (1)
images
   

Putting it All Together on the Third Draft

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Finalizing and Celebrating Our Persuasive Essays
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting, Finalizing and Celebrating Our Persuasive Essays
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Think ahead by looking behind!

 
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Reflections (1)
think ahead
Common Core ELA
 
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