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GRADE 3, GRADE 4, GRADE 5, GRADE 6, GRADE 7, GRADE 8

 

Grade 3 Persuasive Sample

 

The Know Your Audience lesson helps students to identify that their audience, or who they are writing to, will change depending on the topic. This is an eye opening lesson for most classes. Be sure to download the plan, rubric and organizers. 

Persuasive Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

Know Your Audience

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Know Your Audience Rubric

   
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Know Your Audience Organizers

 
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Video Introduction for Know Your Audience

 

 

Grade 3 Narrative Sample

 

The Small Moment in Time lesson corrects a common Narrative pitfall - moving through time too quickly. Be sure to download the plan and rubric.

Narrative Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 A Small Moment in Time

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 A Small Moment in Time Rubric

   
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Video Introduction for A Small Moment in Time

 

 

Grade 3 Expository Sample 

 

Text Features for Nonfiction Writing is the most important lesson in this unit. Some schools cover this during their reading portion. You may teach it in either reading or writing, but make sure that you do not skip this concept. These plans go into detail explaining what text features are and how we use them. This lesson sets the groundwork for the rest of the Expository Unit.

Expository Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 5 Days of Text Features

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 5 Days of Text Features Rubric

   
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Video Introduction for 5 Days of Text Features

 

 

Grade 3 Argumentative Sample

 

The Court Trial lesson is a fun way to get students thinking about the importance of evidence. Be sure to download the plan, rubric and organizers. 

Argumentative Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 Court Trial

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 Court Trial Rubric

   
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Court Trial Organizers

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Video Introduction for Court Trial

 

 

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Grade 4 Persuasive Sample

 

The Know Your Audience lesson helps students to identify that their audience, or who they are writing to, will change depending on the topic. This is an eye opening lesson for most classes. Be sure to download the plan, rubric and organizers. 

Persuasive Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

Know Your Audience

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Know Your Audience Rubric

   
Pdf_Download_Icon

Know Your Audience Organizers

 
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Video Introduction for Know Your Audience

 

 

Grade 4 Narrative Sample

 

The Small Moment in Time lesson corrects a common Narrative pitfall - moving through time too quickly. Be sure to download the plan and rubric.

Narrative Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 A Small Moment in Time

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 A Small Moment in Time Rubric

   
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Video Introduction for A Small Moment in Time

 

 

Grade 4 Expository Sample 

 

Text Features for Nonfiction Writing is the most important lesson in this unit. Some schools cover this during their reading portion. You may teach it in either reading or writing, but make sure that you do not skip this concept. These plans go into detail explaining what text features are and how we use them. This lesson sets the groundwork for the rest of the Expository Unit.

Expository Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 5 Days of Text Features

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 5 Days of Text Features Rubric

   
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Video Introduction for 5 Days of Text Features

 

 

Grade 4 Argumentative Sample

 

The Argumentative Introduction lesson explains what makes Argumentative Writing different. It also helps students understand how and why they make opinions that need supporting.

Argumentative Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 Argumentative Introduction Lesson

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 Argumentative Introduction Rubric

   
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Grade 5 Persuasive Sample

 

The Know Your Audience lesson helps students to identify that their audience, or who they are writing to, will change depending on the topic. This is an eye opening lesson for most classes. Be sure to download the plan, rubric and organizers. 

Persuasive Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

Know Your Audience

4  PDF_Download_Icon

Know Your Audience Rubric

   
Pdf_Download_Icon

Know Your Audience Organizers

 
Pdf_Download_Icon

Video Introduction for Know Your Audience

 

 

Grade 5 Narrative Sample

 

The Small Moment in Time lesson corrects a common Narrative pitfall - moving through time too quickly. Be sure to download the plan and rubric.

Narrative Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 A Small Moment in Time

1-2  Pdf_Download_Icon

 A Small Moment in Time Rubric

   
Pdf_Download_Icon

Video Introduction for A Small Moment in Time

 

 

Grade 5 Expository Sample 

 

Text Features for Nonfiction Writing is the most important lesson in this unit. Some schools cover this during their reading portion. You may teach it in either reading or writing, but make sure that you do not skip this concept. These plans go into detail explaining what text features are and how we use them. This lesson sets the groundwork for the rest of the Expository Unit.

Expository Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 5 Days of Text Features

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 5 Days of Text Features Rubric

   
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Video Introduction for 5 Days of Text Features

 

 

Grade 5 Argumentative Sample

 

The Court Trial lesson is a fun way to get students thinking about the importance of evidence. Be sure to download the plan, rubric and organizers. 

Argumentative Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 Court Trial

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 Court Trial Rubric

   
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Court Trial Organizers

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Video Introduction for Court Trial

 

 

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Grade 6 Persuasive Sample

 

The Know Your Audience lesson helps students to identify that their audience, or who they are writing to, will change depending on the topic. This is an eye opening lesson for most classes. Be sure to download the plan, rubric and organizers. 

Persuasive Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

Know Your Audience

4  PDF_Download_Icon

Know Your Audience Rubric

   
Pdf_Download_Icon

Know Your Audience Organizers

 
Pdf_Download_Icon

Video Introduction for Know Your Audience

 

 

Grade 6 Narrative Sample

 

The Small Moment in Time lesson corrects a common Narrative pitfall - moving through time too quickly. Be sure to download the plan and rubric.

Narrative Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 A Small Moment in Time

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 A Small Moment in Time Rubric

   
Pdf_Download_Icon

Video Introduction for A Small Moment in Time

 

 

Grade 6 Expository Sample 

 

Text Features for Nonfiction Writing is the most important lesson in this unit. Some schools cover this during their reading portion. You may teach it in either reading or writing, but make sure that you do not skip this concept. These plans go into detail explaining what text features are and how we use them. This lesson sets the groundwork for the rest of the Expository Unit.

Expository Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 5 Days of Text Features

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 5 Days of Text Features Rubric

   
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Video Introduction for 5 Days of Text Features

 

 

Grade 6 Argumentative Sample

 

The Argumentative Introduction lesson explains what makes Argumentative Writing different. It also helps students understand how and why they make opinions that need supporting.

Argumentative Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 Argumentative Introduction Lesson

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 Argumentative Introduction Rubric

   
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Argumentative Introduction Organizers

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Video Introduction for Argumentative Introduction

 

 

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Grade 7 Persuasive Sample

 

The Know Your Audience lesson helps students to identify that their audience, or who they are writing to, will change depending on the topic. This is an eye opening lesson for most classes. Be sure to download the plan, rubric and organizers. 

Persuasive Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

Know Your Audience

4  PDF_Download_Icon

Know Your Audience Rubric

   
Pdf_Download_Icon

Know Your Audience Organizers

 
Pdf_Download_Icon

Video Introduction for Know Your Audience

 

 

Grade 7 Narrative Sample

 

The Small Moment in Time lesson corrects a common Narrative pitfall - moving through time too quickly. Be sure to download the plan and rubric.

Narrative Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 A Small Moment in Time

1-2  Pdf_Download_Icon

 A Small Moment in Time Rubric

   
Pdf_Download_Icon

Video Introduction for A Small Moment in Time

 

 

Grade 7 Expository Sample 

 

Text Features for Nonfiction Writing is the most important lesson in this unit. Some schools cover this during their reading portion. You may teach it in either reading or writing, but make sure that you do not skip this concept. These plans go into detail explaining what text features are and how we use them. This lesson sets the groundwork for the rest of the Expository Unit.

Expository Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 5 Days of Text Features

5  Pdf_Download_Icon

 5 Days of Text Features Rubric

   
Pdf_Download_Icon

Video Introduction for 5 Days of Text Features

 

 

Grade 7 Argumentative Sample

 

The Argumentative Introduction lesson explains what makes Argumentative Writing different. It also helps students understand how and why they make opinions that need supporting.

Argumentative Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 Argumentative Introduction Lesson

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 Argumentative Introduction Rubric

   
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Argumentative Introduction Organizers

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Video Introduction for Argumentative Introduction

 

 

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Grade 8 Persuasive Sample

 

The Know Your Audience lesson helps students to identify that their audience, or who they are writing to, will change depending on the topic. This is an eye opening lesson for most classes. Be sure to download the plan, rubric and organizers. 

Persuasive Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

Know Your Audience

4  PDF_Download_Icon

Know Your Audience Rubric

   
Pdf_Download_Icon

Know Your Audience Organizers

 
Pdf_Download_Icon

Video Introduction for Know Your Audience

 

 

Grade 8 Narrative Sample

 

The Small Moment in Time lesson corrects a common Narrative pitfall - moving through time too quickly. Be sure to download the plan and rubric.

Narrative Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 A Small Moment in Time

1-2  Pdf_Download_Icon

 A Small Moment in Time Rubric

   
Pdf_Download_Icon

Video Introduction for A Small Moment in Time

 

 

Grade 8 Expository Sample 

 

Text Features for Nonfiction Writing is the most important lesson in this unit. Some schools cover this during their reading portion. You may teach it in either reading or writing, but make sure that you do not skip this concept. These plans go into detail explaining what text features are and how we use them. This lesson sets the groundwork for the rest of the Expository Unit.

Expository Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 5 Days of Text Features

5  Pdf_Download_Icon

 5 Days of Text Features Rubric

   
Pdf_Download_Icon

Video Introduction for 5 Days of Text Features

 

 

Grade 8 Argumentative Sample

 

The Argumentative Introduction lesson explains what makes Argumentative Writing different. It also helps students understand how and why they make opinions that need supporting.

Argumentative Lesson Title Number of Days to Complete PDF File

 Argumentative Introduction Lesson

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 Argumentative Introduction Rubric

   
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Argumentative Introduction Organizers

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Video Introduction for Argumentative Introduction

 

 

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