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    Blog Post

    How Photojournalism Connects Kids and Community

    English Language Arts: 
    Reading
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving
    Researching
    Initiative

    Blog Post

    Subscriber Spotlight: Posters from Thailand!

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Communicating
    Design Project
    Writing Project
    Questioning
    Planning
    Researching
    Inquiry Process

    Blog Post

    3 Wise Ways to Teach Writing

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing Process
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Communicating

    Blog Post

    Of Personal Importance: How Narration Drives Meaningful Writing

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing Process
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Writing Project
    Writing
    Writing to Learn

    Blog Post

    How Reflective Writing Expands Thinking

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Writing
    Writing Project

    Blog Post

    4 Writing Activities for Celebrating Black History

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Reading
    21st Century Skills: 
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Researching

    Infographic

    Show or Tell

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Theme: 
    Education
    Show or Tell Inforgraphic

    Infographic

    Text Structures Revealed

    Level: 
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Text Structures Revealed

    Minilesson

    Writing Descriptions That "Show" Instead of "Tell"

    Teach students to use sensory details.

    A GROUP OF MEN AND WOMEN, WITH A GUIDE, WHITE WATER RAFTING ON THE PATATE RIVER, ECUADOR

    Minilesson

    Writing Back-and-Forth Stories

    Inspire students to collaborate in writing.

    Creepy old house in the woods

    Minilesson

    Forming a Focus

    Help students write strong focus statements.

    illustration of squirrel looking through a telescope

    Minilesson

    Using Anecdotes in Formal Writing

    Add a narrative touch to formal writing.

    Illustration of a flying fish jumping over a boy in a rowboat

    Minilesson

    Starting a Journal

    Help students begin journal writing.

    Journal Writing

    Books

    Write for College

    Level: 
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Page Count: 
    656
    Student Handbook
    Price: $19.95

    Books

    Write for College Teacher's Guide

    Level: 
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Teacher's Guide
    Price: $0.00

    Books

    Inquire High School

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Page Count: 
    624
    Student Handbook
    Price: $19.95

    Books

    Inquire High School Teacher's Guide

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Page Count: 
    320
    Teacher's Guide
    Price: $24.95

    Student Writing Model

    The Climb

    Amy, the author of this personal narrative, effectively uses voice to convey the fear she feels as she ascends a path to an area above a 100-ft. waterfall. Her expert choice of words helps to paint a beautiful picture of her surroundings.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Exercise
    Recreation
    Travel
    Goals
    Sports

    Student Writing Model

    Caught in the Net

    Kim’s essay uses narration and definition to focus on Internet addiction. This essay predates Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Skype, and smart phones. How has our definition of Internet addiction changed?

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Explanatory Writing
    Form: 
    Definition
    Theme: 
    Technology
    Health

    Student Writing Model

    The Boy with Chris Pine Blue Eyes

    Tenth-grader Lisa’s voice comes through loud and clear in this model. The use of strong details and dialogue—including the author “talking” to herself—makes this a believable essay about a student’s first high school crush.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Love
    Friends
    Personality

    Student Writing Model

    It’s a Boy!

    This model recounts an embarrassing public experience that provided the writer with new insight into teen pregnancy, single parenthood, and social stigmas. The voice of the piece shows the writer's personality and easily connects with readers. Many vivid details make the experience come to life.
    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Family
    Education
    Community

    Student Writing Model

    Take Me to Casablanca

    The 9th-grade writer of this personal narrative, Emily, uses original word choice to effectively convey a vivid image of the people and environment she encountered on a trip to Africa. The opening paragraphs communicate a sense of excitement that, by the end of the trip, is reduced to disappointment, shock, and guilt.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Travel
    Culture
    Education
    Geography
    Transportation

    Student Writing Model

    My Greatest Instrument

    Lindsey, an adult who uses public speaking in her career, reflects on the childhood experiences that prepared her for success.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Communication
    Goals
    Education
    Personality
    Self

    Student Writing Model

    Snapshots

    Before Facebook, Snapchat, and Pinterest allowed us to gather and store images digitally, students kept their memories in photo albums and even shoeboxes. In this historic model, Alita writes about her shoebox collection of memories. Vivid details recreate the feeling of thumbing through pictures.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Personal Narrative
    Theme: 
    Family
    Friends
    Love
    People

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