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Comparative Essay Writing & Elaboration Practice with Film Clips

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Teach comparative essay writing using inspirational and engaging short films! No prep printable and Google doc. Perfect for Google classroom or distance learning!

40 CULTURALLY RELEVANT, INSPIRING WRITING ACTIVITIES (80 VIDEOS)

BONUS: All 40 CCSS-ALIGNED writing activities (80 videos) teach emotional intelligence & social emotional curriculum (SEL)

NO PREP print and go PDF and editable Google Doc: 40 weekly comparative writing activities (for controlling idea paragraph, synthesis essay and comparative essay activities) using 80 inspirational videos: Perfect for reluctant readers or students with disabilities.

Prepare your High School or Middle School students for Common-Core Aligned Comparative Essay, Synthesis Essay and/or Controlling Idea Paragraph (NY ELA Regents #26) using inspirational videos (40 activities/80 videos).

PROMPT: Write a well-developed paragraph in which you use ideas from both Passage I (video 1) and Passage II (video 2) to establish a controlling idea about the subject of X. Develop your controlling idea using specific examples and details from both Passage I and Passage II (videos).

All materials are NO PREP digital and printable activities with easy to follow self-explanatory instructions catered for student-led activities or a projector, doc-cam or screenshot PowerPoint instruction.

Simply load the 2 videos for each of the 40 writing exercises, print, project & go!

All activities/directions can be used for controlling idea paragraph, synthesis essay or comparative paragraph/essay.

PDF includes:

- Introductory printable with prompt, 2 passages and paragraph exemplar

- Introductory printable to teach subject vs. argument vs. evidence

- Reusable fail-proof mnemonic writing checklist & 14-20 point rubric

- Reusable brainstorm graphic organizer

- Reusable writing template for paragraph and 4 paragraph essay

- 5 Reusable comparative writing exemplars

- 40 comparative writing assignment printables using 80 inspirational (SEL) videos

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Materials include common-core aligned writing exemplars, a fail-proof "ACEPAPER" mnemonic writing checklist to guide student writing, a complete argument vs. subject vs. evidence guide, and 40 NO PREP print & go writing activities using 80 inspirational videos.

Specifically catered to ensure students understand all components of analyzing common arguments and themes between texts, can paraphrase and analyze evidence and are ready to read a text and write an A+ comparative essay response, otherwise known as Question #26 on the Common-Core Aligned New York State English Regents Exam and the SAT essay.

COMMON CORE TEST PREP is FUN with VIDEO CLIP ACTIVITIES!

40 BUNDLED ACTIVITIES: Enforce Writing & Reading Literature CCSS through culturally relevant and inspirational video clip activities.

Your students (between Grades 6 - 12) will LOVE all 40 exercises, as mine did. They will learn common core writing PLUS social emotional learning (SEL) skills including grit, integrity, social justice, global citizenship, empathy, selflessness, accountability, resourcefulness, etc.

This is a great fun activity to get reluctant readers and struggling students invested in writing!

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Some Testing Prompts & Exemplars are from the NY REGENTS WEBSITE: http://www.nysedregents.org/comprehensiveenglish

THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE NY REGENTS, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OR ANY OF THE INCLUDED FILM, WEBSITE OR ORGANIZATION LINKS; IT IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

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