Weightlifting Poster: Writing the Winning Essay

Weightlifting Poster: Writing the Winning Essay

The poster depicts a muscle-bound weightlifter. The brain is the mastermind of an essay: the thesis statement. The muscle-bound body, like the body of an essay, depicts "hard" evidence. The feet are the conclusion: short and to the point. In this download are three files: the poster as a Publisher file; the poster as a PDF file, and Teacher Notes in a Word file. The poster is suitable for grades 6-12. However, there is an allusion to Cassius in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, which is usually read at the tenth grade level. The poster measures 24 x 36
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BUZZY: I Can and I Will!

BUZZY: I Can and I Will!

See the screen shot of a Voki, an animated cartoon used in the BUZZY lesson to develop self efficacy, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of figurative language with the central metaphor of the Bee cartoon. This lesson can be used in grades 6-12-adult. I have used it in my university Basic English, Composition 1 and Composition 2 classes.
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How to Eat an Outline

How to Eat an Outline

Students often suffer from brain-freeze when they know they have to write an essay. However, once they understand the concept of organizing and outlining the body of the essay, the task becomes simpler. "How to Eat an Outline" is an edible graphic organizer that demonstrates unity and coherence, organization and outline.
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Writing Quality Essays: Troubleshooting Problems

Writing Quality Essays: Troubleshooting Problems

This lesson is intended as a follow-up, reinforcement strategy for grades 6-12 in the art of writing effective essays. It can be used with any mode of expository writing: argumentation/persuasion, definition, cause/effect, compare/contrast, and process. Its purpose is to troubleshoot the usual problems that I have found in student essays over the years. The packet contains: 1. Explanation (This sheet.) 2. Teacher probable pre-taught lessons 3. PowerPoint “Writing Quality Essays” 4. Notes for the teacher in PPT 5. Common Core Standards by Vivian M. Corll, Ph.D. For questions or comments please email me at viviancorll@timetoteach.com
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