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Try using this video as a lesson starter, without giving context. It makes a solid point when choosing and using words in writing. Aligns well to CCSS Anchor Standard 3: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
To further push rigor, ask students to critique the video (and some of the comments) for improvement in clarity, and even point of view.
It's alarming that such a simple video about word choice would illicit such impassioned dialog. Ahhh the power of words!
Watch as one 7th grade writing teacher makes a vocabulary lesson interactive. Using some great classroom management techniques, this teacher gets her students to have fun while learning vocabulary. Name of lesson is called Kick Me.
By "chunking" the anchor standards for reading, teachers can develop checks for understanding and performance tasks (perhaps correlated with writing) as students perform a first read, a second, and then a final read of complex texts.
These children's book awards will help you find great reads among nonfiction, informational books for kids: Orbis Pictus from NCTE, Siebert from ALA, Golden Kite from SCBWI and IRA awards and ALA Notables NSTA Outstanding Science Books, NCSS Notables.
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