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Adriana Peachay replied to Sara Kwasna's discussion Sara's Mentor Text Review in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"This story is so intriguing, and I really like what you're planning with it. I think this is an excellent choice for high school students, and I like the idea of examining Arnold's use of persuasion here--this is really powerful stuff, and…"
Nov 9, 2009
Adriana Peachay replied to Angela Morss's discussion Defending Vs. Challenging the Protagonist in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"I'm thinking that maybe this could begin with an activity similar to what we did last week...perhaps with a few voices that mirror a few different emoticons, maybe based on a comment that the protagonist made. Maybe begin with one emotion/voice…"
Nov 9, 2009
Jean Zordell replied to Adriana Peachay's discussion Mentor Text Review: Appreciating idiosyncrasy in the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
"This is a great way to introduce opposing thoughts. In the upper grade levels, the students could have debates about issues that are important to them or lessons that they are learning in their classroom. The teacher could expand upon this to talk…"
Nov 4, 2009
Sara Kwasna replied to Adriana Peachay's discussion Mentor Text Review: Appreciating idiosyncrasy in the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
"I think that the activity that we did in class last week would be a great way to get students thinking about looking at something from various perspectives."
Nov 4, 2009
Jennifer Reynolds replied to Adriana Peachay's discussion Mentor Text Review: Appreciating idiosyncrasy in the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
"Suggest: I think you could use the poem "When the war is over" by W.S. Merwin to help show students how to take a bias and recreate it using a different perspective. The poem talks about the positive effects of war, which is something that…"
Nov 3, 2009
Barbara Surritte-Barker replied to Adriana Peachay's discussion Mentor Text Review: Appreciating idiosyncrasy in the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
"Maybe showing segments from the show, Clean House, would be helpful."
Nov 2, 2009
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Mentor Text Review: Appreciating idiosyncrasy

Title: "Neat People Vs. Sloppy People"Author: Suzanne BrittIn this essay, Britt uses both lighthearted and satiric humor to show that the difference between neat and sloppy people is, at its core, a moral issue. She deftly defies the conventional belief that being neat is the more desireable of the two opposing traits; showing why sloppiness is the more humane way to behave.Students could defend what they see as a common misunderstanding about two opposing traits, or misunderstanding about…See More
Nov 2, 2009

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