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Recipe for an 8th Grade Writer

Posted in A Class Act by Linden Barrick on March 2, 2013
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Ingredients:

1 unit on sentence structure, end punctuation, and comma usage (This is not optional. They do not remember from previous years. Ditto for all ingredients.)

1 unit on verb tense, subject verb agreement, pronoun antecedent agreement, plurals and possessives, homophones, and double negatives

1 unit on capitalization and spelling

1 unit on narrowing and focusing on topic

1 unit on elaboration and details as main idea support

1 unit on effective introductions and conclusions

1 unit on sentence variety, point of view, tone, and voice

1 unit on purpose and audience

1 unit on organizational structures

1 unit on advanced vocabulary and figurative language usage

Steps:

1) Mix ingredients one at a time into a slouching, uninterested, unmotivated 14-year-old student.

2) Add additional amounts of any of the above ingredients as needed for desired outcome.

3) Pray. A lot.

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  1. Language Arts Teacher said,

    That’s some good advice! I put some of those ingredients in my first unit to begin the year. Always important to back to the basics….

    http://lablog101.wordpress.com/curriculum-maps/


    • Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for the link! Blessings!


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