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Session 12 (Research)
Planning Ready-to-Go Chapters/Introductions Connection: Have you ever heard the saying: "When you're done, you've just begun" Revision should be happening in your minds as you are writing all the time! The writing cycle you should go through as you are writ...

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Session 11 (Research)
Session 11: Using Text Features to Strengthen Writing Connection: Nonfiction can be like a party for your eyes!  Your eyes can dance across the page because there is so much to look at!  When the page in a nonfiction book contains lots of text features, you...

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Session 10 (Research)
Lifting the Level of Sentence Complexity Connection Instead of drafting and revising new chapters, as you have been doing for a few days now, you will be rereading to edit for  sentence complexity .   In 2 days, you will go from not having a book to having ...

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Session 9 (Research)
Make Anchor Chart: Writing information Texts Well *pg 80 Today we are going to learn another tip that will help you write information texts well Today I want to teach you that writing well often requires writing long.  Anecdotes, stories, images, dialogue; ...

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Shark Tank Presentation Link!
https://youtu.be/YAMVN47MXhw

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Bend 1 Session 8 (Research)
Session 8: Research- Gathering Specific Information and Gathering Meaning Connection:  Think about a time when you had to do scavenger hunt and you had a list of items to collect.  Or a time you went grocery shopping and had a list of items to buy.  How did...

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Bend 1 Session 7 (Research)
Constructing Text with Solid Bricks of Information * What you need: Article: "Malala the Powerful" *Make Chart titled "Information Writers Combine a Variety of Information" *Make Cart titled "Recommended Transition words" Connection: Think of your best writ...

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Bend 1 Session 6 (Research)
Session 6: Envisioning Structures to Plan an Information Book Connection: The great writer Annie Dillard describes the work of structuring as building a vision. She compares it to what a painter does as he stands before a canvas.   She says "First you shape...

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Bend 1 Session 5 (Research)
The Trail of Research Connection:   Do you remember when Jon Stewert interviewed Malala and he asked, "Could I adopt you? Do you think your father would mind?"  Many of you are a bit like Stewert. As you study teen activism, you may not be wondering if you ...

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Bend 1 Session 4 (Research)
Structure Sets You Free Using Prior Knowledge to Flash-Draft Essays Connection: Tell a story about your own education to illustrate the paradoxical point that structure sets writes fee. Page 33 Today I want to remind you that writers often write an entire e...
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