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    Blog Post

    Vocabulary for Critical Thinking

    21st Century Skills: 
    Literacy Skills
    Reading to Learn
    Writing to Learn
    Building Vocabulary

    Student Writing Model

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    Karin, the email writer, speaks knowledgeably and sincerely as she presents a reasonable, thoughtful request.

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Business Writing
    Form: 
    Email
    Theme: 
    Food
    Education
    Rights

    Minilesson

    Using Transitions to Add Information and Emphasis

    Help students add information and emphasis.

    a line of apples transition from unfocused to focused

    Minilesson

    Using Time-Order Transitions

    Teach about chronological transitions.

    illustration of a clock character holding a pencil

    Minilesson

    Using the Right Word

    Use the right word.

    an image of the recycling symbol

    Minilesson

    Using Quotation Marks

    Use quotation marks with titles and quotations.

    Gollum paddling in underground river

    Video

    Using Project Based Learning to Engage Students in Content

    Minilesson

    Using Progressive Relaxation

    Use progressive relaxation to calm students.

    an image of a cat lying on its back

    Minilesson

    Using Positive Self-Talk

    Replace negative with positive self-talk.

    Two teenage girls holding balloons with facial expressions outdoors

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Understand Others

    Help students improve empathy.

    illustration of girl and boy working together

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Persuade Readers

    Help students see from readers' perspectives.

    illustration of girl writing and thinking

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Imagine History

    Help students gain a historical viewpoint.

    illustration of man and horse imagining history

    Minilesson

    Using PAST to Understand Assignments

    Teach students to analyze writing assignments.

    tennis racket, badminton racket, shuttlecock, tennis ball

    Minilesson

    Using Parallel Structure

    Teach students to write using parallel structure.

    parallel yellow stripes on road

    Minilesson

    Using Numbers

    Use numbers correctly.

    Colorful fabric from a southwestern rug

    Blog Post

    Using Inquiry Projects to Teach Language Arts

    21st Century Skills: 
    Inquiry Process
    Project-Based Learning
    Questioning
    Planning
    Researching
    Creating
    Improving
    Presenting

    Video

    Using Inquire to Prepare for New Assessments

    Video

    Using Inquire in Your School Library

    Minilesson

    Using Hyphens with Compounds and Fractions

    Use hyphens in compounds and fractions.

    Lights at field

    Minilesson

    Using Context Clues

    Learn new words with context clues.

    Context Clues

    Minilesson

    Using Commas with Numbers and Interjections

    Use commas with numbers and interjections.

    Rain on a window

    Minilesson

    Using Commas in Dates and Addresses

    Use commas in dates and addresses.

    Fireworks

    Minilesson

    Using Commas in a Series

    Use commas in series.

    Anteater

    Minilesson

    Using Apostrophes in Contractions and Possessives

    Use apostrophes with contractions and possessives.

    Open book with imaginary landscape

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