This packet combines compare and contrast writing with close reading skills.
COMPARE AND CONTRAST WRITING
Make compare and contrast tasks easy and practical for your students with this comprehensive writing packet. PPT lecture coincides with student notes to provide direct instruction and guided practice. Students will benefit from scaffolded exercises designed to generate classroom discussion, graphic organizers to outline brainstorming, thesis templates designed for a variety of purposes, essay planning graphic organizers, and a guided practice paragraph.
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Compare and Contrast Resources
1. PPT lecture to support student notes (15 slides)
2. Student notes with integrated exercises (4 pages)
3. Facilitated point-by-point practice paragraph (2 pages)
4. Essay planning graphic organizers (4 pages)
5. Using Venn Diagrams Effectively (3 pages)
6. PPT Lecture on Literary Characters and Characterization Techniques (15 slides)
7. Indirect Characterization Graphic Organizers and Student Notes (4 pages)
8. Student Reflection Prompts (2 pages)
9. Writing prompt/task and rubric (1 page)
10 Teacher's Guide (1 page)
Writing Posters Included:
1. Introduction Paragraphs: Outlines the unique ACT strategy for remembering the elements of the introduction.
2. Body Paragraphs: Outlines the unique PEEL strategy for remembering the elements of the body paragraphs.
3. Conclusion Paragraphs: Outlines the unique RIP strategy for remembering the elements of the conclusion.
4. Thesis Writing: Outlines the unique TOPS strategy for remembering the elements of the thesis statement.
5. Attention Grabbers: Outlines the unique GRAB strategy for remembering the elements of the attention grabber.
6. Choosing Evidence: Outlines the unique FACT strategy for remembering the elements of choosing evidence.
7. Transitions: 5 Different Posters that outline different transition phrases to use in different writing circumstances.
8. Commentary: Outlines the unique IDEAS strategy for remembering the elements of the commentary.
CLOSE READING EXERCISES
"Close Reading" exercise that guides and challenges students to develop thoughtful, critical analysis of informational texts. Unique acronyms provide students with focus and direction in annotating the text to identify and organize significant details or patterns in order to develop a deep, precise understanding of the text's form, craft, purpose, and point of view. Close reading questions worksheets offer formative assessment of students' understanding and comprehension of the text.
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Close Reading Resources
This packet includes
1. PPT Lecture: Close Reading & Annotations 12 slides
2. Student Notes and Exercises: Close Reading, Annotations, Intro to Rhetoric 3 pages
3. Student Book Marks (Annotation Reminders)
4. Wide Margin Copy of the Text of the Speech for annotations
5. Close Reading Questions 2 pages
6. High Quality JPEG Annotation Posters 2 posters
7. Teacher Guidelines/Instructions