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Below is a sample breakdown of the Usage Conventions in Writing for 12th 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|| Active and Passive Voice; |
How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons
| Transforming the passive voice to the active voice; |
Avoiding illogical comparisons when writing essays
|Tuesday|| How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?; |
How to Write with Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone and Point-of-View
| Strategies for brainstorming great ideas and writing with clarity; |
Writing with style through the use of interesting words
|Wednesday||How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs||Recognizing idioms and phrasal verbs and incorporating them into your writing|
|Thursday||Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences||Tips for improving sentence structure|
|Friday||Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid Mixed Structure Sentences||Learning to fix mistakes in sentence construction|
1. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?
From great ideas to great execution, learn what makes writing 'good' and how to transform your writing from 'okay' to accomplished through the use of specific examples, great ideas, and organization.
2. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View
Developing a good writing style starts with developing good diction. You can't craft an essay or story the way you want without being able to choose the right words first. Here's how.
3. How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs
In this lesson, you will learn how to identify idioms and phrasal verbs. Once you can recognize these parts of speech, you will be able to use them yourself in your writing.
4. Active and Passive Voice
You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice'. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to awkward passive sentences into bright, active ones.
5. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons
Your sentences may not always make as much sense as you think they do, especially if you're comparing two or more things. It's easy to let comparisons become illogical, incomplete, or ambiguous. Learn how to avoid making faulty comparisons on your way to writing a great essay.
6. Sentence Clarity: How to Write Clear Sentences
Just because you know a good sentence when you read one doesn't mean that you think it's easy to put one together - forget about writing an essay's worth. Learn how to write clear sentences and turn rough ones into gems.
7. Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences
A mixed structure sentence is a common error that occurs when a writer starts a sentence with one structure but switches to a different structure in the middle of the sentence. This video will teach you how to spot and avoid this type of error.
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