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Actions for a Position Paper: Identify, Discuss, Write
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In this lesson, students will take their knowledge of how a position paper is constructed using reasons and evidence in order to plan their body paragraphs on the Planning My Body Paragraphs graphic organizer.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
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Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Analyzing Author's Point of View
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In this lesson, students analyze the same excerpt they read for gist in the previous lesson to identify Emma Burke’s point of view of the immediate aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. They then identify how she has conveyed her point of view.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2013
Analyzing Author’s Point of View: Chapter 4 of World without Fish
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In this lesson, students will identify Kurlansky’s point of view of Thomas Henry Huxley and how Kurlansky conveys his point of view. There is a think-aloud and an opportunity for the class to work through an example together before triads work independently.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Analyzing Author’s Point of View: Earthquake Excerpt of “Comprehending the Calamity”
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In this lesson, students will analyze the earthquake excerpt of “Comprehending the Calamity," identifying Emma Burke’s point of view of the earthquake. They then identify how she conveyed her point of view.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2013
Analyzing, Comparing, Sharing: Modern Voices
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In this lesson, students will continue their exploration of themes that represent medieval and modern challenges, adding to their Terms of Adversity graphic organizer.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Analyzing Figurative Language and How the Author's Word Choice Affects Tone/Meaning
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In this lesson, students will read like a writer and analyze figurative language and the author’s word choice, meaning, and tone in Chapter 3 of Bud, Not Buddy.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Chapter 2
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In this lesson, students will work in pairs to find the gist and then analyze an excerpt of Dragonwings for point of view, figurative language, tone, and meaning.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2013
Analyzing Word Choice: Understanding Working Conditions in the Mills
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In this lesson, students will continue to analyze working conditions in the mill and how they affect Lyddie. This lesson adds a focus on word choice and figurative language, as students discuss how author Katherine Paterson’s choice of language helps the readers better understand Lyddie’s working conditions and how they affected her.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Analyzing a Model Informative Consumer Guide
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In this lesson, students will research about overfishing/sustainable fishing methods, case-studies of depletion of particular fish, and suggestions of how to buy fish that have been caught using sustainable methods.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Analyzing an Excerpt from Barack Obama's Back to School Speech
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In this lesson, students will independently apply the same reading strategies and skills they practiced in reading and analyzing the Steve Jobs speech.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Analyzing and Discussing: Modern Voices
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In this lesson, students build on skills of citing in order to analyze what is being expressed and make inferences from two texts, Blue Lipstick and Technically, It's Not my Fault.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Analyzing the Features of an Informative Consumer Guide
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In this lesson, students will analyze authentic informative consumer guides to determine the features they need to include on their own guides. Students also select images they would like to use in their guides in this lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Analyzing the Model Analytical Mini Essay: "Elements of Mythology and Theme of Cronus"
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In this lesson, students will work with the Elements of Myth graphic organizer and the Theme graphic organizer in order to help them analyze a model mini-essay in which the author describes elements of mythology in the myth of Cronus.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Analyzing the Structure and Content of an Essay to Inform
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In this lesson, students will write focus on drafting an outline for their own essays by examining the model essay, "The Importance of Reading Every Day" for structure and content.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Annotating the Text/Identifying Argument, Claims/Evidence
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In this lesson, students will discuss the focus question regarding Frightful's decision to migrate or stay near Sam in Frightful's Mountain, and use the excerpt "Double Whammy" from "The Exterminator" in order to identify the author's claims and evidence.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Applying Research Skills: "Rachel Carson: Environmentalist and Writer"
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In this lesson, students will begin recording the authors, titles, sources, and dates of the sources in order to collect research information.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Building Background Knowledge About the Hero's Journey, Part 2
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In this lesson, students will continue their close read from the previous lesson to include background knowledge about the important archetype of the hero’s
journey by reading an article.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Building Vocabulary: Working with Words About the Key Elements of Mythology"
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In this lesson, student will develop word-models for key concepts they encounter in "The Key Elements of Mythology" informational text.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Building Writing Skills
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In this lesson, students will use teacher feedback from their mid unit assessment in order to identify their individual writing strengths and set goals for their own analytical writing.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Carl Hiaasen's Perspective of Florida: Part 3
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In this lesson, students will read Excerpt 2 of "Florida 'A Paradise of Scandals" and complete most of the Gathering Evidence of Hiaasen's Perspective: Part 3 graphic organizer.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Cascading Consequences Chart
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In this lesson, students will think analytically about the research they collected in their researcher's notebook, coding information into two categories: Benefits of DDT or Harmful Consequences of DDT. Students will use their Cascading Consequences chart as a visual to support their claims and findings.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Citing Evidence and Building Vocabulary: "The Exterminator"
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In this lesson, students will work in triads and share responses to Chapter 4, "The Wilderness Tests the Eyases" focus question. Students will continue to discuss and develop vocabulary from the text.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Claim, Reasons, and Evidence: Planning the Body Paragraphs
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In this lesson, students will analyze a body paragraph of the model position identifying the author's reason, supporting evidence, and the author's explanation of how the evidence supports the claim.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Close Read, Part 1: "Hugo, the Lord's Nephew"
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In this lesson, students will use close reading strategies in order to understand the flow of the text and get the gist of the monologue "Hugo, the Lord's Nephew."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Close Read, Part 1: "Taggot, the Blacksmith's Daughter"
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In this lesson, students will read the monologue "Taggot, the Blacksmith's Daughter," closely four times, each for a different purpose.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Close Read, Part 2
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In this lesson, students will compare figurative language with literal language in order to examine how an author uses different figures of speech to help convey messages or express themes in interesting/dramatic ways.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Close Reading and Gathering Evidence
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In this lesson, students will use the jigsaw method to collaborate with peers in order to learn about peregrine falcons. This lesson reviews reading for the gist and gives students practice in annotating informational texts.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Comparing an Author's Presentation of Ideas
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In this lesson, students will complete "Text 2" information on the Comparing and Contrasting Authors' Presentation graphic organizer using "Rachel Carson: Sounding the Alarm on Pollution."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Completing Reflection: Preparing a Poster for Presentation
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In this lesson, students will reflect on how following the six-steps of the writing process helped improve their writing. They consider “stars” and “next steps” in the writing process.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/04/2014