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Close Reading and Writing Lessons with Mentor Texts for High School Students

Close Reading and Writing Lessons with Mentor Texts for High School Students
Close Reading and Writing Lessons with Mentor Texts for High School Students
Close Reading and Writing Lessons with Mentor Texts for High School Students
Close Reading and Writing Lessons with Mentor Texts for High School Students
Close Reading and Writing Lessons with Mentor Texts for High School Students
Close Reading and Writing Lessons with Mentor Texts for High School Students
Close Reading and Writing Lessons with Mentor Texts for High School Students
Close Reading and Writing Lessons with Mentor Texts for High School Students
Product Description
Integrate close reading, writing, and speaking skills by having students analyze mentor texts and write their own "credo." Detailed CCSS-aligned lesson plans, as well as digital interactive, black-line handouts for print use, and one-point rubrics make this resource a huge time-saver, allowing you to focus on what you do best - just teach!

Students will read and discuss Cyrano's speech from the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, and an engaging "This I Believe" essay called "Returning to What's Normal." Brainstorming and organization exercises, as well as a writing checklist, will help writers with the drafting process.

This powerful reflective activity for high school English language arts is perfect as a back-to-school community and skill building experience, a creative writing activity, writing enrichment, differentiation opportunity, or writing assessment!

Heartwarming Story (I digress...) - Just last winter while I was shopping for chocolates (of course!) at a local confectionery, I ran into a former student. Before I could say a word, she said, "Ohmygoodness, I am so glad to see you. Guess what?! I'm an English teacher! And every year I share that credo you had me write in your class with my students. It was one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding writing pieces. Thank you!" This student held onto her credo, not because of my teaching, but because it represented who she was. I want to create opportunities for students to put more of themselves into their writing, to open up, to be human. This is what teaching is all about!

This Resource Includes:
★Credo Close Reading Analysis (3 Slides, 3 Pages)
★Credo Definition (1 Slide, 1 Page)
★Credo Writing Checklist (1 Slide, 1 Page)
★Brainstorming Activities (3 Slides, 3 Pages)
★Fill-in-the-Blank Credo for Differentiation (1 Slide, 1 Page)
★"Last Lecture Reprised" Fill-in-the-Blank Listening Notes (1 Slide, 1 Page)
★"Returning to What's Normal" Listening Web Notes (1 Slide, 1 Page)
★Compare/Contrast 3 Mentor Texts (1 Slide, 1 Page)
★One-Point Writing, Analysis, Speaking/Listening Rubrics (3 Pages)
★Digital Product Links (1 Page)
★Detailed Lesson Plans with "I Can" Statements & CCSS Standards (4 Pages)
★Detailed Product Notes (3 Pages)
★Getting Started Guide – Instructions for digital product download and sharing with students. (2 Pages)
★FAQ Guide – Detailed answers to common digital resource questions (2 Pages)

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Copyright© 2017 Lindsay Ann Learning
⇒ Permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom.
⇒ Not for public display or digital sharing.
⇒ If you intend to share with others, please purchase an additional half-price license.
Total Pages
39 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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