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Lesson Addition: Exploring Class Stereotypes through Satire

The Unit: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” an English 12 Building Evidence-Based Argument unit that asks students to form an evidence-based perspective on the problem of poverty. The Issue: Students unfamiliar with the concept … Continue reading

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Lesson Idea: Active Modeling & Organizing Evidence-Based Claims

Before students start writing their essays, they need to see what an organized essay looks like; they also need practice in organizing claims as well as individualized feedback. I’ve struggled with this aspect of writing-teaching because 1) It’s often unclear … Continue reading

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“Brain Gain”: Teaching & Building on a Common Core Unit

Something that I loved about “Brain Gain,” a unit by Odell Education that is designed to help build students’ close reading, annotating, and text-based discussion skills, is that it asked students to think critically about the value of education. A … Continue reading

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