Character X-Ray and Hot Seating – Analyzing a Persuasive Essay or Speech

Topic: Analyzing a Persuasive Essay or Speech  CLI Strategy: Character X-Ray and Hot Seating  Subject: ELA - Reading  Grade: Middle/High Students will be able to: Analyze the rhetoric and tactics used in writing a persuasive essay or speech. Procedure Character X-Ray  Print out the essay or speech. Have students break apart and cut up the essay … Continue reading Character X-Ray and Hot Seating – Analyzing a Persuasive Essay or Speech

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Artifact – Deconstructing an Expository Essay

Topic: Deconstructing an Expository Essay CLI Strategy: Artifact Subject: ELA - Expository Writing/Reading  Grade: Middle/High Students will be able to: Analyze and interpret the parts and order of an expository essay. Procedure Cut up short (1 page) expository essay into paragraphs. Put pieces in an envelope. (Example Essay about Volleyball) Explain to students that you need … Continue reading Artifact – Deconstructing an Expository Essay

Artifact – Writing Topic Sentences

Topic: Writing Topic Sentences  CLI Strategy: Artifact  Subject: ELA - Expository Writing  Grade: Upper Elementary/Middle Students will be able to: Use a group of commonly themed images to identify and create topic sentences for an expository essay. Procedure Find a series of commonly themed images to represent big ideas in an essay. (Example Images) Put images … Continue reading Artifact – Writing Topic Sentences