Ch 12: The Writing Process for 10th Grade Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Writing Process for 10th Grade chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach your students how to write essays and thesis statements. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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

9 Lessons in Chapter 12: The Writing Process for 10th Grade Lesson Plans
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How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

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.

What is a Thesis Statement?

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.

How to Write a Thesis Statement

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.

How to Write a Strong Personal Essay

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.

How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an 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.

Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

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.

How to Edit and Improve Essay Content

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.

Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers

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.

What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them

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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