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Idioms

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Students will be able to define common idioms and use them correctly in sentences.

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Summarize and Paraphrase

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Students will be able to distinguish between quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing. They will understand the attributes of a properly constructed paraphrase and summary and how to avoid plagiarism.

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Persuasive Writing Techniques

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Students will be able to identify, analyze, and critique persuasive techniques (e.g., promises, dares, flattery, glittering generalities) and identify logical fallacies used in oral presentations and media messages.

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Active and Passive Voice

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Students will be able to identify the active and passive voice in context and change passive voice to active voice to improve writing.

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Revising Writing

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Students will be able to use a variety of strategies to revise and improve written work.

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Precise Words

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Students will identify and use precise words in their writing.

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Author's Purpose

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Students will be able to understand the author’s reason for composing a passage or text.

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Conventions of Letter Writing

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Students will be able to choose an appropriate format and tone for a letter based on the purpose and medium.

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Thank You Note Lesson

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Students will learn to formulate the parts of a properly written thank you note. They will learn about tone in writing and how it is perceived by the recipient.

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St. Patrick's Day: Leprechaun Stories

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Students will use leprechauns to learn about good writing techniques and then write their own stories.

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Formulating a Thesis

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Students will be able to brainstorm and create a well-written, argumentative thesis.

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Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Integrating Quotations

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Students will be able to correctly summarize and paraphrase information in addition to effectively integrating quotations from a text.

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Does Penmanship Matter?

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Students will formulate the reasons why penmanship is important or not and will write a persuasive paragraph.

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Plot Structure

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Students will be able to identify and analyze elements of plot structure, including exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

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4 Sentence Types

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Identify declarative, imperative, interrogative or exclamatory sentences.

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Word Stairs

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A template to write down words and to visualize the relation between those words.

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