Writing

Teaching the features of persuasive marketing and writing. 

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Students enter our classrooms with their own background experiences and knowledge, this unit allows them to dig deeper in one area of expertise to teach the reader "How To" perform a task.

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In this unit, students will be introduced to poetry.  Students will learn about the different types of poetry characteristics through the use of poetry books, prezi presentations, music, and spoken word.

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Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves: An Inquiry into the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Students will investigate how color communicates and inspires.  This is a transdisciplinary IB unit that integrates literacy, math, science, and social studies.

 

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This is the first unit of the school year. It is for the first course in the AP Capstone program, AP Seminar. This class is designed to engage student in the research process, specifically to provide them with the skills necessary to navigate source material and compose argumentative writing and presentations. This unit's theme is Identity. 

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The goal of this assignment is for students to write an editorial, either by themselves or with a partner. This topic will be something they are interested in or passionate about and hold a particular opinion that they wish to share with others. The learning cycle will focus on students exploring topics and finding one they hold an opinion about.

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Students will view a short video in which questions have been embedded to activate their interest.  They will then read the story of the Last True Hermit, Christopher Knight.  Knight lived for 27 years in the woods of northern Maine before being caught.  He survived by building a camp deep in the woods and stealing from cabins in the surrounding area.

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This is a writing assignment designed specifically for the special education setting.  It involves having the students watch a high-interest video with teacher supported discussion.  Students will use the information from the video along with three informational articles that they read.  One article is provided for them.

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This is a unit I designed for an argumentative essay. I teach this unit every year but wanted to enhance it with more technology. When using this unit, teachers take on a facilitating role while students take on the task with feedback from peers. Students will be able to move through each step of the writing process at their own pace as well.

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Using voice-to-text features to complete written assignments.  Students with reading/writing difficulties often struggle with getting their thoughts on paper.  Using a voice-to-text feature allows students to better focus on their thoughts and less on the mechanics of fine motor skills, spacing and spelling.

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