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The Writer’s File is a companion unit to use with the in-class teaching or tutoring sessions concerning writing the informative paper. The unit is directed for writers in middle school with lexile reading levels between 500 and 1000. The unit is broken down into several sections based on the common steps in the writing process.

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This is a blended unit intended for novice English as a Second Language students, combining face-to-face and online learning opportunities and assessments. Students will be able to listen to and speak about family members, using family member vocabulary to identify their own family and the families of others. Students will demonstrate understanding of how family members relate to each other.

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The following unit was created for a tier 3 reading intervention class that typically is 3 or more years below reading level in grades 6-8. This unit is approximately 2 weeks long, although I would revisit main idea throughout the semester since it can be weaved into any topic.

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This is a unit written for a 6th grade Academically Talented class. We read three novels in the The Breadwinner (by Deborah Ellis) series. In addition, we use online sources to research the area including videos, research sites, and discussion boards.

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The best way to learn to write figurative language is to read figurative language written by experts! For these lessons, students will choose a book that contains wonderful figurative language. While they read, they will share their favorite figurative language passages with their classmates. They will end the unit with a final Glogster assignment.

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Grammar works better in conjunction with writing! For this unit, students will work together to review the parts of speech in grammar. They will then take that knowledge to collaboratively research a persuasive paper on why grammar should or should not be taught in school.

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