FORMAL ACADEMIC WRITING PRESENTATION, HANDOUTS, & ACTIVITY: This resource will help your students improve their ability to write using formal academic language.
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ESSAY WRITING UNIT PLAN
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(13 slides) That includes the following information: When you should use formal writing, characteristics of academic language, the difference between formal and informal language, and samples for students to 'hear' the difference with justifications.
Academic Dictionary Handout
- This handout will be a strong reference for students when they are writing. It gives them examples of 'weak' words to avoid, and common 'academic' words they can use instead.
Dress Up Your Words Activity
- This worksheet gives students three paragraphs written with informal language. They need to rewrite them using academic language (answer key included)
Using Transitions Handout
- This handout is a good writing reference for students to use to show them different words they can use to bridge the gap between ideas.
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