W.7.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

 
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Identifying the Structure of a Memoir through a Published Author's Piece

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

If you build it, the writing will come.

 
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Finding Theme and Author's Point of View in Memoir

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

The Big Picture of Memoir:Theme

 
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theme
   

The Details Are in the Sandwich

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

A sandwich made out of peanut butter, jelly and details.

 
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peanut butter jelly sandwich
   

An Introduction with Purpose

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Routines and Rituals
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Routines and Rituals
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Start the new year off "write" with a multi-purpose assignment.

Standards:
 
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hello
   

Drama Introduction

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drama Unit
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Drama Unit
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Enter drama, center stage.

 
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the world is a stage
   

Enjambments, Caesuras, and Revision Day

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing and Crafting Original Poems with George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From”
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing and Crafting Original Poems with George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From”
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students give and receive real and immediate feedback by reading poems and writing revision love notes.

 
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Developing and Capturing Characters and Experiences with Sensory Language

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

Writing so good you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch it.

 
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Planning Out the Sequence of a Memoir

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

The natural flow of a memoir.

 
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Reflections (1)
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Who Are We? Writing Cover Letters to Introduce Ourselves

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Laying the Foundations: Teaching Routines, Procedures, and Expectations through Authentic Activities
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Laying the Foundations: Teaching Routines, Procedures, and Expectations through Authentic Activities
Taylor Tasha DeVries
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. In order to teach rigorous and relevant lessons, the teacher must build a relationship with students.

Standards:
 
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Using "Firsts" and "Last" Times in Our Lives to Write Meaningful Moments

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

Creating meaningful moments from your "firsts" and "last" times

 
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Reflections (1)
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Compare/Contrast - Review Week Day 1

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Year-End Review: Putting it all Together
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Year-End Review: Putting it all Together
Kristal Doolin
Corbin, KY
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The end is near…how will you respond?

 
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simpsons the end is near
   

Using Issues in Our Lives to Write Meaningful Memoirs

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

Let's talk about our issues.

 
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issues
   

People, Places and Objects That Will Help Us Write Meaningful Memoirs

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

Capture people, places and objects in your writing like a photographer would in a picture.

 
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Historical Fiction

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Independent Reading
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Independent Reading
Julia Withers
Caldwell, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Checking out historical fiction in the library!

Standards:
 
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historical fiction
   

Planning Out the Narrative of the Memoir

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

Getting to the heart of it

 
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