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    Minilesson

    Answering Objections

    Address opposing positions.

    Photo of a protestor with a "no" sign

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    Creating a Dialogue Journal

    Engage in a written conversation.

    Minilesson

    Guarding Against Confirmation Bias

    Read news from an unbiased point of view.

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    Detecting Fake News

    Ask critical questions to detect fake news.

    Minilesson

    Starting Stories with Suspense

    Inspire storytelling with original story starters. 

    Starting Stories with Suspense

    Minilesson

    Writing a Fictionalized Diary

    Have students write a diary entry of an everyday object. 

    Writing a Fictionalized Diary

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    One-Month Miracles

    Devise creative solutions for impossible tasks.

    dolphins

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    Class Mascot

    Create a memorable class mascot.

    Mascot

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    Time Surgeons

    Change one small thing to change history.

    Clock

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    Defending Huck Finn

    Defend a fictional character in court.

    Huck Finn

    Minilesson

    Writing a Creative Synopsis

    Create a synopsis of a book, TV show, or event.

    Television illustration

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    Selecting Topics with the Basics of Life

    Use broad subjects to find specific topics.

    Selecting Topics

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    Evaluating Sources of Information

    Evaluate sources with a checklist.
     

    Evaluating Sources of Information

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    Forming a Thesis Statement

    Focus on part of your topic.
     

    Forming a Thesis

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    Adjusting Your Writing Voice

    Adjust voice for audience and purpose.

    Minilesson

    Closely Read with SQ3R

    Closely read with SQ3R.

    Close Reading

    Minilesson

    Understanding the Plot Line

    Understand the plot line.

    Plot Line

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    Evaluating Advertisements

    Evaluate advertisements.

    Egyptian Deities Cigarette Ad

    Minilesson

    Creating Flowcharts

    Chart a process.

    Emergency Medical Response Flowchart

    Minilesson

    Rate Your Listening

    Take a listening survey.
     

    Listening and Note Taking

    Minilesson

    Usage Mnemonics

    Create memory aids for usage.

    Memory Aid

    Minilesson

    Spell the Right Word

    Practice spelling and usage.

    Using the Right Word

    Minilesson

    Would You Rather?

    Practice usage with a game.

    Comparing Apples to Oranges

    Minilesson

    Malapropism Mania!

    Find and fix malapropisms.

    Say What?

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