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Guided Writing

January 10, 2011, Issue

Scope Essay Kits

Scaffolded writing activities for this issue.
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Debate:
Is Technology
Messing With
Your Brain?

SUMMARY: Your students explore the issue and find supporting evidence from the article for two sides of the argument. Then they use our nifty guide to write an opinion essay.

Guided Opinion Essay
This self-guided worksheet makes essay-writing a painless process. Includes two bonus handouts: transition words and a self-edit checklist. Great for homework!

Then & Now:
Stevie Wonder
& Taylor Swift


SUMMARY: After reading about these two singing sensations, your students identify ways in which Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift are similar and ways in which they are different. This story is designed as an excellent compare/contrast activity.

Guided Compare & Contrast Essay
Students write a compare-and-contrast essay using this self-guided, step-by-step worksheet.

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