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How a Writer Conveys Descriptions With a Wallop

Grade Level Grades 6-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
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Students in grades 6-12 will identify strategies the author used to vividly convey qualitative and quantitative aspects of life in China, then use those strategies in writing of their own. Aligned to Common Core State Standards:RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4, RI.9-10.4 , W.9-10.3

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Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

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4.5
2 Reviews
Great material
Wendy Xu
June 29, 2019
Lesson plan created from the Peace Corps about Peter Hessler as he describes his experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1996 to 1998 in south-central China. Vocabulary and writing activity included. Web page takes you to Worldwise Schools Running (From River Town) excerpt. Thanks for sharing.
schmidtsue1
May 17, 2013

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