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Below is a sample breakdown of The Writing Process for 10th Grade 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|| How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt; |
What is a Thesis Statement?
| Focusing on key terms and major objectives; |
Exploring the thesis and determining whether a thesis statement is always required
|Tuesday|| How to Write a Thesis Statement; |
How to Write a Strong Personal Essay
| Learning the elements of a strong thesis and the necessity of being specific; |
The importance of editing and identifying an essay's purpose
|Wednesday|| How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay; |
Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays
| Using word choice to find the most appropriate audience; |
Considering potential opposing points and providing supporting data for your arguments
|Thursday|| How to Edit and Improve Essay Content; |
Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers
| Clarifying an essay's purpose and thesis statement; |
Determining the intent of the original author, and learning to edit for mechanics and content
|Friday||What Are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them||Eliminating non-sequiturs and generalizations in argumentative essays|
1. How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt
In this video, learn how to ensure that your writing responds directly to your assignment. Then find out how to spot where you may have strayed from the paper's point and how to get back on track.
2. What is a Thesis Statement?
Before we can talk about how to write a great thesis statement, you need to be able to identify a great thesis when you see one. Contrary to what you may have been taught, a thesis is so much more than just the last sentence of the opening paragraph of an essay.
3. How to Write a Thesis Statement
Find yourself confounded by thesis statements? Writing an excellent thesis statement doesn't require magic or luck, but it does require a few key elements we'll lay out for you in the lesson that follows.
4. How to Write a Strong Personal Essay
At some point, you may be required to write a personal essay. Watch this video to learn how to turn your personal experiences into an effective essay.
5. 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.
6. Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays
In addition to planning the major argumentative points you'll make when writing a persuasive paper, you should also think about potential opposing views. This video gives you tips for determining how to effectively anticipate and refute opposing views as you write your argument.
7. How to Edit and Improve Essay Content
Going back through an essay that you've written in order to make substantive content improvements can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are some basic principles that you can apply to whip your essay into shape.
8. 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.
9. What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them
Logical fallacies are flaws in reasoning that can throw your argument off track and confuse your reader. This video explains how to identify a few common logical fallacies and how to steer clear of them.
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