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Audience Awareness



  Introducing Voice Lesson •
A lesson to introduce students to the concept of VOICE in writing. (from Stephanie Travaille)
  How Does Your Voice Change According to Audience? •
An activity to help students identify how they use different tone and register with different audiences in everyday situations. (from Stephanie Travaille)
  Analyze An Advertisement for Voice Lesson •
A lesson to review or introduce the concept of voice and audience using magazine ads as a text for practice. (from Stephanie Travaille
   


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  Good, Better, Best •
Helps students do a metacognitive analysis of sentences. The lesson can be adapted to focus on grammar, content, word choice, or any other lens you want to use for analyzing sentences.
  Retiring Tired Words Activity •
A short activity to help students identify “tired” words that they should avoid using in their writing.
  Sentence Combining Activity •
An effective writing activity to help students learn how create more complex sentences through sentence combination. Students must use colons, semi-colons, and dashes to create longer grammatically correct sentences from a list of shorter sentences. (from Erin Carlson)
  Transition Words Worksheet •
A worksheet for helping students recognize transition words, and practice using them. (from Erin Carlson)
  Adjectives With Pictures •
Reference tool for ELL students to help them use adjectives in their writing.
  Sentence Fluency Revision Activity •
An activity to help students revise a piece of writing for sentence fluency. (from Westlake Middle School Language Arts Department)
  Crunchy Verbs •
An activity to help students revise a piece of writing in order to improve the verbs. (from Westlake Middle School Language Arts Department)
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