Lessons for Authors

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  • Scare in the Square: Tracking the Failed Times Square Bomber - … Current Events > See all lesson plans > Overview | How did the authorities find and apprehend Faisal Shahzad, the man who confessed to … again? Tell students that at the beginning of the investigation, authorities interviewed hotel guests, workers and theater-goers who may have … in Times Square (MSNBC) Bomb Found in Times Square (MSNBC) Authorities quickly evacuated Times Square in Manhattan after a street vendor …
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  • Resources: Plagiarism and Academic Integrity - … 'Life of Deception' Exactly How Personal Is That Personal Statement? Author, 17, Says It's 'Mixing,' Not Plagiarism "The Ethicist" Column … from the article itself with or without writing who the author who wrote the article you got the quote from. It … are doing the right thing in terms of giving your author credit that is deserved. Victor September 23, 2010 * 8:06 … is something that is very dangerous in a society. Every author, no matter how small or big, deserves credit for whatever …
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  • Word Play Fun... Not Your Ordinary Literary Masterpiece! - … . Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide … to support their understanding. Students are expected to identify the author's use of similes and metaphors to produce imagery. 15 … The Hound of the Baskervilles:3 occupations - ophthalmologist, surgeon, and author Baskerville Hall description in your own words. Teacher tip: Here …
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  • Create a Book or Magazine - … have a front and back cover. Cover must include title, author, and illustrator. Must have inside title page (dedication page is … and back cover. Cover page must have title of magazine, author, and names of featured articles. Cover and back pages must … least four (4) articles. Each article must include topic and authors byline and should be a minimum of two (2) paragraphs … and back cover ____ /20 points Front cover include title, author, illustrator and picture ____ /40 points (10 points each) Book …
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  • Current Events in Education - … students to define the term "authority." Where can people get their authority from? Ask them to describe religious authority. Ask students to develop graphic organizers describing the meaning of the word "authority" and the various sources of authority.E …
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  • Book Reviews, Annotation, and Web Technology - … important; what they think the author's purpose might be; and whether or not the author achieves his or her purpose. They … one and sample two). Most reviews name the title and author, include a brief summary of the book without "spoiling" the … to annotate in their review. Possible topics could include the author, the setting, connections with history, and other topics mentioned in … Elie Wiesel, they might want to do research on the author, on Sighet in Transylvania (Wiesel's hometown), on the Talmud …
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  • Comparing and Contrasting: Picturing an Organizational Pattern - … small groups to identify other organizational patterns and transition words authors use, so they need to keep a watch for these … words that students note. Students should look for times the author is comparing (showing similarities) and times he/she is contrasting … comparison that is largely a point-by-point pattern. The author alternates general similarities (they shared supplies, they had favorite colors …
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  • Creating a Feast for the Senses With Mentor Texts - … of whether or not they are looking at a new author. back to top Session 2 Begin by reviewing the sensory … authors whose books they enjoy using for mentor texts, they can begin to investigate author websites to learn more about the author, the author's other books, and the author's writing process. The …
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  • Get Cooking With Words! Creating a Recipe Using Procedural Writing - … to think about effective nouns, verbs, and adjectives that the author uses throughout the story. Tell students that they should be … adjectives that students choose as effective words used by the author. List these nouns, verbs, and adjectives and the book's … they feel were used effectively, creatively, or interestingly by the author. 3. Tell students to select one group member to be … to communicate ideas so that the reader will understand an author's message. Then explain that some writing involves telling the …
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  • Once They're Hooked, Reel Them In: Writing Good Endings - … literature to the corresponding first lines by observing how the author has purposefully tied them together Plan a logical and effective … dogs * dream about?) Point out the techniques used by the author: repetition of words; similar sentence structure, beginning sentences with And … top STUDENT ASSESSMENT/REFLECTIONS 1. Evaluate students' understanding of the author techniques discussed in the lesson by observing their responses on …
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