Language

A unit focused on the ways language and style impact narrative. Students will look at what makes a "good" story, what makes an "effective" story, why we tell stories and what purposes storytelling might serve, and how diction and style are an essential part of storytelling.

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This project combines Google Slideshows (available here), IXL Language activities and assessments purchased on Teachers Pay Teachers to teach third graders key language standards used when doing Personal Narrative writing. The complete lesson plan is available here.

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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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This is part of the Rhetorical Analysis Unit Plan posted by smousseau.

Vocabulary
Schemes and Tropes
Vocab and Schemes/Tropes Quizzes

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This is part of the Rhetorical Analysis Unit posted by smousseau.

This lesson is also an activity where students learn about the rhetorical triangle and rhetorical relationships, then practice them using a RAFT in two different ways.

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This is part of the Rhetorical Analysis Unit posted by smousseau.

AP Rhetorical Analysis Rubric
On Level Rhetorical Analysis Rubric (with SAT in mind)

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This is part of the Rhetorical Analysis Unit posted by smousseau.

Socratic Seminar Procedures and Rubric for Assessing Rhetorical Analysis

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This is part of the Rhetorical Analysis Unit posted by smousseau.

Before students can write a full rhetorical analysis essay, they need sustained in analyzing and writing a more truncated and succinct version. First in groups, and then individually.

Includes:
How to Write a Precis Document
Precis Google Survey
Precis Rubric

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For this project, students will show they understand plot, tone, and theme by creating an imovie that summarizes their book and theme while matching the music they create in Garage Band to the tone of the different parts of the book. The end project is similar to a movie trailer, but it summarizes the entire book.

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