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    Minilesson

    Pun-ishing Idioms

    Create puns using literal idioms.

    Shocking Puns

    Minilesson

    Building Words

    Assemble prefixes, roots, and suffixes.
     

    Building Vocabulary

    Minilesson

    Using Context Clues

    Learn new words with context clues.

    Context Clues

    Minilesson

    Understanding Context Clues

    Learn about context clues for vocabulary.
     

    Gathering Context Clues

    Minilesson

    Recognizing Logical Fallacies 2

    Learn to spot logical fallacies.

    What Did You Say?

    Minilesson

    Recognizing Logical Fallacies 1

    Learn to spot logical fallacies.

    Luring the Unsuspecting

    Minilesson

    Distinguishing Argumentation from Persuasion

    Study argumentation/persuasion.

    Stick figure contemplating apples vs oranges

    Minilesson

    Developing an Opinion Statement

    Develop a main claim.

    High school male cheering

    Minilesson

    Answering Objections in Arguments

    Answer key objections to an argument.

    Illustration of figure pulling rope

    Minilesson

    Keeping a Learning Log

    Tips for starting and maintaining a learning log.

    Young adult writing on a notepad

    Minilesson

    Performing a Stop 'n' Write

    Pause and reflect on your reading or learning.

    Stop Sign

    Minilesson

    Reading as a Writer

    Learn how to discover writing strategies from reading models. 

    Reading as a Writer

    Minilesson

    Making Rhetorical Appeals

    Appeal to ethos, logos, and pathos.
     

    Aristotle Statue

    Minilesson

    Evaluating Sources of Information

    Evaluate sources with a checklist.
     

    Evaluating Sources of Information

    Student Writing Model

    Musical Arts

    The use of an authority’s quotation to open this editorial lends credibility to the writer’s opinion. Seventh-grader Jess backs up her position in subsequent paragraphs.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Editorial
    Theme: 
    Art
    Education

    Student Writing Model

    Unique Wolves

    Sixth-grader Bryan wrote this report after visiting a wolf park in Battle Ground, Indiana.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science
    Environment
    Nature

    Blog Post

    How to Find Open-Education Resources

    Blog Post

    8 Best Practices for Mentoring Young Writers

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Prewriting
    Revising
    Editing
    Strong Ideas
    Logical Organization
    Effective Voice

    Blog Post

    5 Social-Emotional Strategies for Teenagers

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Social-Emotional Learning
    Limbic System
    Cortex
    Peer Pressure

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