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    Blog Post

    Can Artistic Thinking Spark Creativity in Your Classroom?

    21st Century Skills: 
    Creating
    Creative Thinking

    Writing Topic

    Can farmers grow enough food for everyone?

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Explanatory Essay
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Food
    Science
    Technology

    Minilesson

    Capturing Readers' Attention

    Use opening strategies.

    Photo of a gorilla

    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

    Writing Topic

    Causes of a huge change in the world

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Cause-Effect
    Theme: 
    History
    Government
    Environment
    Rules

    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.1

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    Language

    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.2

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    Language

    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.3

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    Standard Strand: 
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    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4

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    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.5

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    Language

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    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.6

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    Standard Strand: 
    Language

    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1

    Standard Grade: 
    K
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    Standard Strand: 
    Reading

    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10

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    Reading

    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2

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    Standard Strand: 
    Reading

    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.3

    Standard Grade: 
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    Standard Strand: 
    Reading

    CCSS

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.4

    Standard Grade: 
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    Standard Strand: 
    Reading

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