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How to Write an Essay

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Four steps to writing an essay are included in this video: heading, introduction, paragraphs, and conclusion. The steps have tips to writing each section. You can use this video as an introduction to your next essay-writing lesson.
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Encourage A New Generation of Peacemakers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Integrate this essay-writing contest into your high school classroom to develop writing skills and encourage international study.
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How to Write an Essay: Secondary ed.

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Whether introducing the structure of expository essays or reviewing the format with your high schoolers, take the time to check out this resource. Examples of seven common forms of introductory paragraphs and six types of conclusions, as...
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Learning to Hate Math

For Students 9th - 12th
Give your class a different kind of reading assignment with the text included here. Anne Miller's essay "Learning to Hate Mathematics" details a hatred of math that grew from early childhood and still haunts the author today. After...
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Do Heroes Have to Wear a Cape?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young writers choose a person from American history, their community, or their family to use as the subject of a persuasive essay. The process begins with a discussion of the characteristics of a hero, the completion of a prewriting web,...
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Confronting Two Challenges--One Physical, One Intellectual

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the challenges of a new language and culture. In this cultural activity, student read Running by Peter Hessler and discuss obstacles faced, including the language barrier. Students write an essay about a time they...
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Lending Discrimination and the Community Reinvestment Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Write about economic and banking issues of concern to the public. Investigate lending discrimination and the impact of the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act. Use a guide to do research and write an essay.
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Human Nature- Good or Evil?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the philosophical nature of good vs. evil. In this literacy/philosophy lesson, students read and discuss media articles that illustrate human nature as inherently "good" or "evil." Students practice debating skills and...
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Picture America's Sweetheart

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine Seventeen Magazine's America's Sweetheart contest and one of their finalists by reading about Sunia Arif and what made Seventeen choose her. Students then write a 300-word essay about what would make them or...
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Effective Writing is More Than a Five Paragraph Essay

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Groups become experts in one aspect of the six traits of writing, prepare a PowerPoint presentation, jigsaw, and teach others about their trait. Writers then focus on these traits as they compose a persuasive essay about a person they...
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Text-Based Writing

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young writers need to know how to use both informational and argumentative texts to craft a response. Two writing prompts, one on the life of Ella Fitzgerald and the other on the importance of balancing extracurricular activities and...
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Build an Indoor Compost Bin

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write an essay to describe the contents of a compost bin.  In this composting lesson, students create a compost bin. Students examine soil for its contents and explains in an essay the impact of the soil on the environment.
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Charlotte's Web: This Christmas, Help is Coming from Above

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Studying Charlotte's Web in your class? Included here are worksheets and activities for pupils, and lessons for teachers. Learners examine the text, create their own little play using paper cutouts of the characters, complete a crossword...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Why are Cartoonists Vital to Democracy

For Students 11th - 12th
A thought-provoking activity doesn't prompt learners to analyze a political cartoon, but rather the importance of political cartoonists in general. They work together and discuss the role cartoonists play in the democratic system. Use...
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Build an Outdoor Compost Heap

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study how to create a compost heap. In this composting lesson plan, students create a compost heap. Students write an essay describing the process.
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Tools of Persuasion

For Students 8th - 11th
Ethos, pathos, and logos. After reading a passage about Aristotle's, three basic tools of persuasion, individuals answer a series of multiple choice comprehension questions and craft responses to three short-answer essay prompts.
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Writing From Experience (Grades 7-12)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students brainstorm in preparation for writing an expressive essay. They review their responses to 'Writing from Experience' and write notes and brainstorm other ideas or details for their essays. They take turns illustrating their life...
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Me: A Visual Essay

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students familiarize themselves with photo editing and montage techniques. They create a montage that tells the viewer about themselves.
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Breaking News English: Camel Beauty Contest Opens in UAE

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English instructional activity, students read "Camel Beauty Contest Opens in UAE," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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The Last of the Mohicans

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. Students may check some of their answers online.
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How Wind Works

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the process that creates wind. In this wind lesson, 2nd graders create a wind diagram. Students write an essay to accompany their diagram.
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Mosaic America: Patterns of Racism

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders use print and electronic resources to gather and analyze information on the political system in the United States. Using the Constitution, they identify and discuss instances of racism included in amendments and laws. ...
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Treaties

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research treaties. In this treaties lesson, 6th graders go online to build knowledge about treaties. Students read information and take quizzes. Students write a comparative essay about how the Aboriginal and Government...
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Frindle: A Guiding Reading Unit

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Guide your class through a reading of the popular children's book, Frindle, with this comprehensive literature unit. Starting with a brief introduction to the guided reading process, the class goes on to read the story two chapters at a...