This lesson cycle can be used for stand-alone instruction or can be used as part of a larger unit that connects to a variety of texts that explore Freedom and the American Experience.
The purpose of this lesson cycle is to engage students in a
The Common Core standards emphasize that, in our classrooms, we need to engage students in the study of rich text, using worthy literature and informational text to develop reading comprehension, critical thinking, analysis, and vocabulary skills.
Freewriting is a powerful tool that can help students build up their writing muscles and combat fear of the blank page. This graphic organizer provides an attractive visual reminder of what freewriting is...and is not. Print this up as a classroom