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Ch 10: The Writing Process for 9th Grade Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Writing Process for 9th Grade chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach students in your classroom how to organize and write outlines and essays. 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 9th 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 What is Brainstorming?;
Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas
Understanding the importance of brainstorming, and formulating brainstorming strategies;
The process of developing great ideas
Tuesday How to Write an Outline;
How to Organize an Essay
Three outlines for writers to use;
Structuring an essay's paragraphs and major points
Wednesday How to Write a Great Argument;
How Word Choice and Language Set the Tone of Your Essay
Persuading audiences with a strong stance;
Understanding the effective use of language to convey emotion
Thursday Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays;
How to Evaluate Reasoning
An analysis of three major types of appeal in writing;
Strategies for determining whether or not a statement or argument is reasonable
Friday How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal;
Writing for Your Audience
Persuasive strategies for writers to utilize;
Understanding your audience's perspective and position

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: The Writing Process for 9th Grade Lesson Plans
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How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

1. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

There are three types of appeals that you can use in your persuasive writing to make your arguments more effective. In this video, you'll learn about logical, ethical, and emotional appeals as well as how to use them.

How to Evaluate Reasoning

2. How to Evaluate Reasoning

Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.

How to Organize an Essay

3. How to Organize an Essay

In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.

How to Write a Great Argument

4. How to Write a Great Argument

Many times our writing must not just be informative but it must also be persuasive. One of the best ways to be very persuasive is to use a great argument. Learn six steps you can follow to write a great argument.

How to Write an Outline

5. How to Write an Outline

Whether it's a doctoral thesis or high school essay, outlining is crucial to writing success. This lesson emphasizes the importance of outlines and specifically addresses the three most common outlines for writers to utilize.

How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

6. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay. This includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These tools bring your 'voice' into your writing.

Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays

7. Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays

Appeal is an important aspect to writing, especially when your goal is to inform and/or persuade the reader in some area. In this lesson, we will examine the three main types of appeal: logos, ethos and pathos

Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas

8. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas

Great essays are made up of great ideas. Finding those great ideas is the first critical step on the road to writing a terrific essay. Learn some popular and effective brainstorming techniques that will work whether you have an hour or two weeks to write your paper.

What Is Brainstorming?

9. What Is Brainstorming?

You may have been told that it's important to brainstorm before writing an essay. This video explains why it's well worth your time to make brainstorming part of your writing routine.

Writing for Your Audience

10. Writing for Your Audience

By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.

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