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Kim Marie Catano replied to Scott Nelson's discussion Persuasive Writing Lesson in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"Is it possible to get a copy of the jigsaw graphic organizer?"
May 12, 2010
Scott Nelson replied to Corbett Harrison's discussion Mentor Text Review Example for Wednesday's Class! in the group Writing Across the Curriculum
"Star Wars: The Magic of Myth is a companion volume to the National Air and Space Museum o f the Smithsonian Institution. What the author Mary Henderson does in the book is point out the metaphors of the different types of mythology that scholar…"
May 5, 2010
Scott Nelson replied to Corbett Harrison's discussion Click here to add your Narrative "Mentor Text Review" for Class--3/22/10 in the group Narrative & Memoir Writing
"Writing prompt: Write about a time that your feelings got hurt. Describe using telling and reflecting. Standard: To convey passion towards the message of the writing or topic For this lesson we will study the last page of the last chapter of the…"
Mar 22, 2010
Scott Nelson added a discussion to the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
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Persuasive Writing Lesson

Writing Lesson Inspired by PerspectiveWritten by Scott NelsonLesson: Nothing but the Motives: An exploration of perpective and cause and effect in Nothing but the Truth.Trait Focus: Idea Development: Students will choose interesting, high quality details to write with when: describing important characters or people, setting, places, objects or things. I also plan to have students use a thoughtful balance of showing and telling skills. Mentor Text:A war has been waged in the Harrison School…See More
Mar 1, 2010
Scott Nelson replied to Corbett Harrison's discussion Post your Mentor Text Reviews here! in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"This sounds really intriquing you could probably throw in characters such as Julias Casear, Marc Anthony, or even the senator's point of views on the issue. If you would like to explore the topic deeper, you could compare high society slaves…"
Feb 25, 2010
Scott Nelson replied to Corbett Harrison's discussion Post your Mentor Text Reviews here! in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"Cool idea, one idea you could also use is a word box of strong verbs that students could choose from while completing the activity."
Feb 25, 2010
Scott Nelson replied to Corbett Harrison's discussion Post your Mentor Text Reviews here! in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"Nothing but the Truth by Avi The novel, Nothing but the Truth is a book about a confrontation between a teacher and a student in the classroom. The teacher sends out the student for humming the national anthem and creating a disturbance in class.…"
Feb 25, 2010
Scott Nelson replied to Corbett Harrison's discussion Revision-inspired "HOW TO" Poems in the group Authentic Revision
"Nobody is Perfect Reflection is Essential Teach out of the Toolbox Expand on the Rule of Threes Allure through Alliteration Through This Course, Prepositions You Must Provide Give Me 32 Flavors of Variety in Your Sentence Openings and Structure Zoom…"
Dec 15, 2009

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