Ch 7: Understanding Essays Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Understanding Essays chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom how to read and understand 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 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 Get the Gist of an Essay and Improve Reading Comprehension Using your long-term memory when reading an essay
Tuesday Get the Gist of an Essay and Improve Reading Comprehension The importance of improving reading speed as well as developing foreshadowing, critiquing and evaluation skills
Wednesday How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Strategies for using context to increase understanding
Thursday How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay The importance of word choice when identifying a target audience
Friday Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays by Other Writers Understanding the original writer's intent and ensuring that an essay has consistency

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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