L.9-10.1b

Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.

 
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Writing with Colors: Using Highlighters to Edit Our Work

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:

Writing with Colors "highlights" the strengths and weaknesses in the rough draft.

 
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Speed Date Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing with Peers

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions: Comparison Contrast Essay
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions: Comparison Contrast Essay
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students go on speed dates with their peers' essays by focusing on specific revisions and edits

 
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Appositive, a Noun Describing a Noun

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Create complexity by adding appositives to writing.

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Using Present Participles to Add Detail

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Writing intently, students add detail to their sentences with present participles.

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Use Prepositions to Add Detail

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Complex and detailed--use prepositions to add information to sentence starts.

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prepositions
   

Revising for Strong Claim, Evidence and Language

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A second look: reViewing and revising leads to better content and structure.

 
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Sentence Structure in Application

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Writing
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Writing
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Mix it up! A variety of sentence structures creates engaging writing.

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

How can I teach and review dependent and independent clauses without putting my students to sleep?

 
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Meeting Clarisse: How Direct Characterization Affects How We Read a Text

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451: The Hearth and the Salamander
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451: The Hearth and the Salamander
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

If you describe someone as "like candlelight," what are you saying about that person?

 
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Sentence Variety Engages Readers

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Writing
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Research Writing
Leah Braman
Dansville, MI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Simple? Compound? Complex? Sentence structure and variety matters.

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Surrealistic Art and Grammar?!?: Kush, Sentence Combining, and Narrative Writing

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing about Art: Exploring Image and Linguistic Connections
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing about Art: Exploring Image and Linguistic Connections
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It is exciting to enter into the dreamworld of surrealistic art and to narrate possible pathways.

 
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Narrative Writing Workshop: Creating Dickensian Pastiche (Day 2 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing: Creating, Revising and Publishing Narrative
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing: Creating, Revising and Publishing Narrative
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Dickens was the master of plot manipulation. Today's workshop will focus on brainstorming our own Dickensian sequence of events.

 
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Narrative Writing Workshop: Creating Dickensian Pastiche (Day 1 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing: Creating, Revising and Publishing Narrative
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing: Creating, Revising and Publishing Narrative
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

After studying Dickens' style, we will begin the process of crafting our own Dickensian writing.

 
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Analyzing Sydney Carton's Choice and Dickens' Finale in A Tale of Two Cities

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Narrative Style in A Tale of Two Cities
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Narrative Style in A Tale of Two Cities
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Dickens has many message in his novel. Now that we have all of the puzzle pieces in front of us, it's time to figure out what he was up to.

 
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