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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.4 Produce Clear And Coherent Writing In Which The Development,... Writing in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects - 6th-8th Grade English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.

Copyright Date: 2010

(Page last edited 10/08/2017)

  1. A Creator's Rights - In this lesson, students are introduced to copyright, fair use, and the rights they have as creators. Some resources for this lesson will need to be adpated.
  2. Adapting to Your Audience - Adjust the message. How we say to and what information we include - by recognizing that different readers can best understand different messages
  3. Audience Analysis - Audience analysis can help you gain valuable insight about your readers
  4. Audience and Purpose - Lab activity to help students write with a purpose for an audience
  5. Audience and Purpose - Lab activity to help students write with a purpose for an audience
  6. Classical Civilizations - A unit plan on Classical Civilizations consisting of 12 lessons with resources.
  7. In Search of an Audience - Consider what attitudes and assumptions potential audience members will bring with them
  8. My Media - In this lesson, students review their media habits and the array of media they use on a weekly basis, and reflect on the role of digital media in their lives.
  9. Ocean Currents and Salinity - In part one of this two-part lesson students work in pairs to explore the effects of salinity on ocean strati?cation using a simple plastic shoebox-sized container in which they create a mini-ocean environment.
  10. So You Want to Be an Archaeologist? - In this lesson students take the perspective of an archaeologist to investigate and assemble an artifact, and to use evidence to draw conclusions about its identity and function.
  11. Straw Rockets - Applying Newton's three laws of motion, students design an investigation involving straw rockets. The five tasks have students develop their writing skills by having them practice formulating a question, paraphrasing text, developing a hypothesis, constructing a procedure, and analyzing data to draw a conclusion. The final performance task requires them to aggregate these portions of a lab report as well as make real-world connections from what they learned.
  12. Surviving and Thriving - Lesson 2: Washington's Orders - In this lesson, students will work as a small group in making decisions and fostering discussion. Students will examine primary source materials and engage in a model hut building exercise.
  13. Surviving and Thriving - Lesson 3: Breakfast...Lunch...Dinner? - In this lesson, students will examine a sample of historical fiction and describe Continental Army fare while constructing a journal entry from first-person perspective.
  14. Surviving and Thriving - Lesson 4: Keeping the Doctor Away - In this lesson, students will assess Revolutionary-era sanitation/health guidelines and then view a video segment that highlights specific issues of healthcare for the Continental soldier at the Valley Forge encampment.
  15. Surviving and Thriving - Lesson 5: The Daily Routine - In this lesson, students will evaluate activities that Continental soldiers may have engaged in at the Valley Forge encampment. Then, students will construct a Continental soldier's daily routine using timeline skills.
  16. Which Me Should I Be? - In this lesson, students learn that presenting themselves in different ways online carries both benefits and risks.
  17. WHST.6-8.4 Common Core Resources - A link for a collection of resources for teaching WHST.6-8.4
  18. Writing with a Tone Appropriate for Audience and Purpose - Practical role playing



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