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Developing Writing Skills: Video-Based Empowerment Lesson

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Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series:
Developing Writing Skills (2:41 sec)

Some people love to get up at five in the morning to write. Is that you? Don’t worry! Anyone can write, and it doesn’t have to be at five in the morning. What does it take? Get some great advice in this video from professional writers who share strategies and tips that will help you build your writing muscles.

If you ask 10 different writers how to develop your writing skills, you'll get 10 different answers. Find out what some of those answers are in this video. Role models who also have careers as writers will help you learn to express yourself more clearly.

The resources here can help you find ways to develop your writing skills that work for you.

Empowerment Lesson Video:Watch this short video as a jumping-off point for in-depth learning experiences using the resources below.

Fun Page Activity:What kind of writer are you? Are there things you like to write and others not so much? This activity helps you learn more about the writing you do, and where you'd like to go from there!

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Writing Skills" video, then use this guide to learn more about how writers write‚ including you! This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to engage students in a lively discussion, such as with the ways practice in writing is like practice in a sport.

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth "before, during, and after" learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

Write and Pass: Use this Empowerment Activity to reinforce the corresponding video topic or theme and build teamwork and community within your Career Girls Club.

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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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