New Freebie: Be Specific Anchor Chart


Freebie Alert!

The Be Specific Anchor Chart is now a free resource on my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.

Do your students struggle to use specific word choice in their writing? The Be Specific Anchor Chart includes strategies and tips to make writing more specific. This is an increasingly important skill in the Common Core era, especially on the writing portion of the assessment. Hang this anchor chart in your room or print out and give to your students as a handout.



TCAP Review Materials Sale

All TCAP review materials designed for 7th Grade Language Arts are 20% off in my Teachers Pay Teachers store through Thursday!

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Over 40 products from $1-$5 are marked down 20%. These materials are great for review during the last few days before the test. Materials include Scoot Games, Jeopardy Games, Mixed Practice Reviews, Quick Reference Notes, and more!

World Religions Persuasive Writing Unit Plan

Persuasive Essay Unit Plan on Writing a 5-Paragraph Essay on World Religions

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This Unit Plan details the process of writing a persuasive essay about world religions. The goal of this unit is to align writing content with social studies world religions content with the end goal of writing a 5-paragraph essay about a religious controversy. This is a three-week unit that heavily emphasizes research skills. Students spend the first week researching, understanding their topics, analyzing the reliability of sources, and learning about paraphrasing/ plagiarism. Students spend the second week drafting their essays. The third week is spent revising the essay. By the end of the unit, students should be comfortable with the idea of making claims, supporting their claims with reasons and evidence, and ultimately drafting an essay. This unit can be used with 7th graders at any level. The two topic choices differ in complexity.

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