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Argumentative Writing Unit: Grades 7-12
This classroom-tested unit will take you and your students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and polishing an argumentative (or persuasive) essay. The first few days are structured, whole-class lessons. After that, the class moves into a series of writer’s workshop days as student
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Rhetorical Analysis for Every Student
Need help making rhetoric accessible for each of your students? What about help understanding how to teach rhetorical analysis? This 90-page unit includes 26 lessons designed for the 90-minute block and 30 reproducible student handouts. Each lesson indicates materials needed, essential question, "I

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Nickel and Dimed Unit BUNDLE
This BUNDLE has everything you need to teach Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed in an AP Language and Composition (or similar) class! In addition to the separately sold Rhetorical Analysis Activitiesand Poverty Webquest Activity, this COMPLETE unit also includes: --an editable anticipatory activ
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Synthesis Essay Unit (Editable!)
Teach students how to synthesize college-level publications on literacy, power, and education. This unit includes 18 pages of professionally designed, easy-to-read, common-core aligned content for you and your students. Spend three weeks teaching your students how to read, annotate, and respond to
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Argument Writing: Research Paper & Argument Essay Unit | Cell Phones
Looking for comprehensive and engaging argument writing lesson plans to teach your students how to write argument essays that meet the Common Core standards?From thesis statements to counterclaims, from grabbers to research, from mentor texts to citation, this unit has focused lessons on everything
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How to Write Essays: Informational Essays ~ It Begins Here...
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE 3 BRIEF WRITE BUNDLE I3 BRIEF WRITE BUNDLE II THIS IS IT! Understand how to teach the parts of a paragraph and essay in a way that makes sense. This is your DEFINITIVE GUIDE for teaching how to RESEARCH to write ESSAYS and PARAGRAPHS in a step-by-step way to build strong, indepe
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AP Language Synthesis Essay with Bully Documentary
This prompt is an AP English Language and Composition Synthesis Essay question. It contains six reviews of the documentary BULLY that students must use to defend, qualify, or challenge a statement provided. I have limited the number of pages students may write to two, but it is an editable Word docu
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Analysis Essay Prompt: Patrick Henry's Speech to the Virginia Convention
This is an essay that my AP English Language and Composition class wrote this year. The prompt asks students to analyze the rhetorical devices that Patrick Henry uses to create his argument. The assignment could be adapted for any American literature class as well. By annotating the text together
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Bundle- Argument Lessons on Political Power
Finding teaching materials to teach the theme of political power is difficult. This bundle provides five comprehensive argument lessons with a variety of culminating assessments. Each lesson individually is $4.00 but is bundled together here for $9.99. The product is available as a zip file, and eac
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An Introduction to Rhetoric
This lesson provides an introduction to rhetoric and argument suitable for any high school English class and adaptable for middle school students. Students think about arguments in their own lives and the techniques they use to argue. The “Introduction to Rhetoric” PowerPoint then introduces studen
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Précis Assignment for Literary Criticism and Research Writing
A précis is essentially a clear, concise, and logical summary of a passage, preserving its essential ideas only. In a précis, the writer should reproduce the logical development of the argument in as cogent a form as possible and paraphrase it in his/her own words. The purpose of writing a précis
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Common Core Writing Task:  Civil Disobedience and The Great Debaters
In this lesson, students complete close readings of an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” and the debate scene “Wiley College vs. Harvard University” from the movie The Great Debaters (which can be used with or without viewing the movie). Then, they synthesize their understandin

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Rhetorical Analysis Unit
This unit includes a lesson plan, sample essays, daily instructions via a PowerPoint presentation, and various supplemental resources such as peer editing, thesis statement construction, and various speeches for students to analyze.
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Common Core Writing Task: We Shall Overcome & Second Inaugural Address
In this lesson, students complete close readings of Lyndon B. Johnson's speech "We Shall Overcome" and Abraham Lincoln's "Second Inaugural Address." Then, they synthesize their understanding of the readings and write a short analytical essay requiring them to analyze the arguments in each speech. T

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Energy Drinks:  Synthesis and PARCC Research Simulation Task Practice
I use this particular prompt in teaching slant in source based writing, something of which my students are guilty. Four out of the six sources have a bias. I have students break-down the directions, then identity the bias in each of the articles (individually or in groups). Next, I have the stude
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Urban Tribes - Native Americans in the City
Supporting First Nations/ Native American Literature in High School classrooms Urban Tribes - Native Americans in the City, edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale, is a compilation of First Nation people’s experience living in large urban areas; examining their struggles and successes.
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Argumentation Writing Unit: Common Core: Online Collaborative Discussion
The Common Core Standards call for students to engage in argumentation as well as collaborative discussion. This 18-day unit for middle and high school (differentiated) hits on a wide array of reading, writing, speaking, and listening standards. Persuasive writing is a thing of the past -It was al
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Macbeth Scavenger Hunt: Making Real World Thematic Connections
This activity has students making connections between Shakespeare's play Macbeth and the real world through the topic of corruption. In this scavenger hunt activity, students are to locate three Real World Macbeth figures who became corrupt as a result of their ambition. Students are then to write
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CCSS Aligned Paired Non-fiction - #Selfies - High School ELA
Integrating non-fiction, informational texts to align with the Common Core is a challenge for every ELA teacher. Use these two expository articles about Selfies to grab kids’ attention, get them working and critically thinking in groups, and extend their learning in a self-reflective short response
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The Synthesis Writing Process:  College Ready Writing
Synthesis, or source based writing, is the new buzz word in education and in education reform that replaces the antiquated "research paper" in ALL disciplines. It is part of the PARCC, the Common Core and interestingly, something students will actually use in college! I have looked far and wide fo
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18th Century British Essay Mini-Unit
This CCSS aligned unit covers Richard Steele’s “Twenty-Four Hours in London” and Samuel Johnson’s “The Solitude of the Country”. Students read and analyze the essays, complete a variety of text-based activities, build their vocabulary and craft an argumentative or narrative essay. Includes: * two e
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Thank You For Arguing Unit Test - Choice of Two
Two tests - one with 25 objective questions plus essay options and one with 50 objective questions plus essay options - assess the students' understanding of rhetorical terms and fallacies. ANSWER KEYS INCLUDED
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FAMOUS SPEECHES: JOHN F. KENNEDY'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS
FAMOUS SPEECHES: JOHN F. KENNEDY What you get: • JFK’s famous speech, short enough for silent class reading • High level multiple-choice tests and keys • Unit reinforces proper reasoning for improved success on tests • Essay exam • Grading rubric • Test taker profile (used for student response and
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Community Problem Analysis Essay and Unit
We live in a society filled with voices shouting opinions and complaints, but lasting solutions come from first understanding the complexities of a problem. Now more than ever students (and society) will benefit from learning the skills of analysis, research, and synthesis. This unit provides studen
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