This is a blank outline with guiding lines. It is good for students who have a hard time organizing informational text/ expository text when they are writing. It would also be good for beginning essay writers.
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This packet helps students correctly plan, draft, and organize their literary essays. After using this a few times students are able to clearly understand the structure of the essay and they are able to continue to write on their own. This has tremendously helped many students become expert essay writers from struggling students to students who are advanced.
This goes along well with the literary begin your sentence mentor packet and the transitional words and phrases sheet.
Make teaching William Shakespeare’s classic “Julius Caesar” easy with this Act 1 Literature Packet!
This items focuses on a variety of questions and activities for Act 1 of the play, including:
–Guided Reading Questions (16 Short Answer)
–Literary Tools (3 Terms)
–Reader’s Journal (1 Constructed Response)
–Responding To The Selection (1 Constructed Response)
–Interpret/Finding Meaning (2 Constructed Response)
–Analyze/Synthesize (2 Constructed Response)
–Evaluate and Extend (2 Constructed Response)
–Understanding Literature. (2 Short Essay)
–Writer’s Journal (1 Performance Event)
This writing unit will reinforce what your students have learned about famous inventors and their inventions. Just like the inventors they have read about, they will research, create and persuade others to want their own invention.
There are three main components to this unit. First, your students will consider existing inventions (that they will find at home or in the classroom) and discover (using an INVENTOR’s LOG and MIND MAP) what they want to invent. Next, they will create a prototype of their invention and write about it. Finally, they will learn about advertising techniques and develop an add to persuade others to buy their invention.
PHASE ONE: RESEARCH & PLAN
Using their Inventor’s Log, your students will:
– Brainstorm the benefits and needed improvements of existing inventions.
– Consider necessary improvements in their own community/daily life
– Interview adults and friends to identify other problems that they could solve.
– Mind map their invention
PHASE TWO: CREATE & WRITE
your students will:
– Create their invention, if possible
– Record the steps they take
– Explain their invention and their process (Expository Essay with writer’s checklist and teacher’s Time to Edit card)