Expository Reading and Writing: Bonding With Robots

Expository Reading and Writing: Bonding With Robots
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This unit covers a variety of expository reading and writing strategies for use with the article “Talking, Walking Objects” by Carla Diana. The unit was designed for use in the seventh grade but can be adapted for other grade levels. Students will view two videos about modern technology and robots, create their own robot, and explore the meaning of a variety of vocabulary words. The final writing assignment is a memo (memorandum) to the CEO of a fictional robot design company. Embedded in this one-to-two week unit are informal speaking and listening activities. Activities include:
Think Before You Read
Quick Write
Design a Robot
"A Day in the Near Future" Video
Predictions
Vocabulary Development
Reading for Understanding
Breaking Down Structure & Content
Bond With Robots
Connect Reading to Writing
Writing the Memo
Revise & Edit Content
Mechanic Edit
Reflect on Your Writing

Activities encompass a variety of Common Core State Standards! Answer key and sample memo provided.
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34 pages
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2 Weeks
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