W.9-10.1d

Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

 
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Summative Assessemnt: How it Feels to Be Colored Me

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Non Fiction: How it Feels to Be Colored Me and Salvation
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Non Fiction: How it Feels to Be Colored Me and Salvation
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Putting it all together by demonstrating their understanding of the memoir by writing a short text.

 
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activator puzzle
   

We Wrote the "Head," Time for the Body Paragraphs

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Long Composition on Choice Reading
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Long Composition on Choice Reading
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Teaching my students how to write topic sentences well is important because topic sentences link claims and create a more cohesive essay.

 
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writing
   

The Most "Important" Lesson: Genetics Poetry

High School Biology » Unit: Introduction to Genetics
High School Biology » Unit: Introduction to Genetics
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Even the most reluctant student will shine while bringing their study of genetics to life through the development of an "important" poem to highlight an aspect of heredity.

 
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the important book
   

Employing Sensory Language to Develop Poetry about a Jolly Rancher

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Expressive Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Expressive Writing
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students love Jolly Ranchers: Can they describe their experiences in a poem?

 
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jolly 2
   

It's only "write" to care about ecology

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The ability to write cogently about a subject is an important skill that students should not only practice in Language Arts.

 
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eco
   

Heads Down Writing; Heads Up Conferencing

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Long Composition on Choice Reading
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Long Composition on Choice Reading
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Quick, informal, but personal conferences can strengthen writing and build confidence.

 
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writing quietly
   

A Wise Man Also Said: Wrapping Up Aphorisms and Persuasive Pre-Writing

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Despite what the internet and cable news may have you believe, shouting louder is not the best way to convince others you're right. A personal connection to your argument and valid support--that can convince others.

 
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franklin 1c postage
   

Argumentative Writing Practice: Which Candy Should Be My Favorite? (2 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Don't raise your voice! Rather, improve your argument with a strong counterclaim.

 
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images 3
   

The Rough Draft: Google Doc Style

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Writer's Workshop Google Doc Style: Writing an Editorial
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Writer's Workshop Google Doc Style: Writing an Editorial
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can we develop ideas for our argument by evaluating the writing of other people?

 
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computer keyboard
   

Writing: Building An Argument

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students need time to write, write and write some more

 
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images 5
   

The “Write” Properties of Water, part 2

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 2- Cells
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 2- Cells
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Water behaves like its covered by plastic wrap.

 
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cover
   

Peer Editing: Integration of Body Systems Essay (Day 2 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Comparative Anatomy and Dissections
High School Biology » Unit: Comparative Anatomy and Dissections
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will write across the curriculum to demonstrate how two body systems integrate to maintain homeostasis.

 
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peer editing lesson
   

Creating an Argument: the Structure of Claims and Evidence

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What's your claim and the extremes of your claim? What the best resolution to your argument? Let's write!

 
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evidence
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Expressive Writing
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Cases for Student Rights: a relevant subject to support verbal and writing argumentative skills.

 
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first amendment computer
   

Organization and Audience: Evaluating Peer Argumentative Essays

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students closely examine the arguments of their peers. Will they be swayed?

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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