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With the Common Core’s emphasis on nonfiction texts, classic American authors, and writing, this bundle meets many needs. In these three Inspired Writing lessons, students use mentor texts as models for their own authentic writing.
Furthermore, use the lessons to guide students through close readings of texts that vary by genre, time period, and author. Texts include the following: from Poor Richard’s Almanack by Benjamin Franklin, The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln, and I’ve Been to the Mountaintop by Martin Luther King, Jr. Additionally, the lessons provide focus on several literary devices including aphorisms, parallel structures, and allusions.
These lessons incorporate all strands of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Anchor Standards. Here is what is included in this Zip File with PDF files and a Power Point Presentation:
Explicit lesson plans with identified Common Core Anchor Standards, pre-reading guides, aphorism handouts, recommended evaluation criteria, aphorism writing assignment, sample aphorisms, photos of teacher and students examples, seven slide virtual field trip to memorials (power point), virtual field trip graphic organizer, contextual reading guides, text of The Gettysburg Address, planning a speech graphic organizer, memorial and speech assignments with suggested evaluation criteria, peer review handouts, student memorial examples, student speech example, understanding allusions handouts, vocabulary activity, online link to I’ve Been to the Mountaintop speech, analyzing political speeches graphic organizer, prewriting handout, and keys. The keys include detailed responses for all of the activities.
This bundle includes 55 pages. If preferred, each lesson is available separately, too!
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