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Senior Years Transactional English Unit

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In this 61 page unit we learn about a variety of written forms as we create pages for a final project, a zine, while working to understand and utilize core skills that every writer should use to be successful; knowing your thesis or main idea, knowing your purpose for writing, recognizing the context in which your audience might experience your writing, narrowing down your audience and communicating your ideas effectively and persuasively. Each section includes a title page and a rubric.

Required Elements of your Zine Project (and the mini lessons included within that project):

1. Front and Back Cover /20

2. Table of Contents /5

3. Rant /12
- Introduction to a Rant
- Analyze, Compare and Contrast Rants
- Writing Your Own Rant Guided Lesson
- Rubric

4. Film Review /16
-Pre-viewing and Post-viewing Television Episode Analyzing and Inferring Activity
-Comparing and Contrasting Film Reviews
- Film Review Breakdown
- How to Organize and Structure Your Review and Assignment
- Rubric

5. Print Ad /16
-Introduction to types of advertising
- Persuasive Techniques Used in Advertising
- The Formula for Advertising
- Exploring Being Market Savvy for Teens
- Types of Persuasion Used in Advertising
- Recognizing Persuasion in Advertising Activity
- Media Literacy
- Create Your Own Print Ad (focus on persuasive techniques)

6. Story Behind the Picture /9
-Introduction to Telling a Story with Pictures
-Two Photo Analysis Exercises
-Tips and Tricks to Good Writing (Checklist)
-Your own Photo Analysis Assignment

7. Be You Collage /9
-Activity to begin reflecting on who you are, experiences that have shaped you, strengths and weaknesses, passions, desires, dreams, goals, fears, what you’re thankful for, your charcter

8. Autobiography /16
-Introduction to Autobiography
-Guided Look at Writing Introductions
-Analyze, Infer, Compare and Contrast Autobiographies of Johnny Cash and Ishmael Beah
-Timeline Activity
-Create Your Own Timeline
-My Story Autobiographical Accordion Page Assignment

9. Editorial Response /16
- Introduction to Editorials
- Reviewing Editorials Exercise
- Looking at Active and Passive Voice
- Active and Passive Voice Exercise
-Active and Passive Paragraph Editing
- Write your Own Editorial Response Assignment
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