I have students either write this rubric in their journals, or I create a small gluing activity to glue it into their writing notebooks -- even for high schoolers! It is in student-friendly language, and simply helps students to expand and enhance
Here are seven warm-up journals that present prompts with rhetorical concepts, questions, and analysis. I created these for my AP English Language class, but I have used them with SAS 7th graders to RSP seniors. Prompts are meant to evoke critical
This is a short activity (one-day) where students read a CNN article "40 million slaves in the world, finds new report" by Mark Tutton, answer comprehension questions, and summarize subsections. Lastly, they write a short summary of the entire
This is a "general" essay template/outline for a synthesis-based, multiple paragraph essay. It uses the basic Say, Mean, Matter theory, but is not attached to any one type of outlining. I use it with many of my RSP and EL students (12th grade).