About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Reading and Understanding Essays chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||What an essay is about||Determining what an essay is about and reviewing its key elements|
|Tuesday||Reading comprehension and essays||Learn about essay formats to improve reading comprehension skills|
|Wednesday||Who will read your essay||Discuss the aspect of audience and identify how writing styles may change for different audiences|
|Thursday||How to peer-edit||Examine the editing process and learn how to respond to the edits of your peers|
|Friday||Peer-editing in practice||Go over constructive criticism communication techniques and then let students practice editing one another's essays|
1. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension
In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.
2. How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay
Who should be reading this? Not every essay can be enjoyed by everyone equally. How do you know who is the best target for an essay? This lesson will help you figure that out.
3. Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers
Alfred Sheinwold once said, 'Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.' A great way to improve your own writing is by editing the writing of others - especially when you have to find the not so obvious mistakes. That is what we will be learning in this lesson - how to edit the work of other writers. The biggest benefit will be in helping you avoid those same mistakes in your own writing.
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