How to use the modules
The modules consist of PowerPoint presentations and Document Folders containing MS Word files to supplement those presentations.
The PowerPoint presentations contain slides (written for the student) with notes below for the teacher. To view both, go to “view notes.” These can also be printed as notes pages by designating “print notes” on the print set up page. It should be noted that bold and italic notes do not show up as such on the screen; they must be printed to register. For instance, in the annotations, there are italicized pieces from the text to support each annotation. However, you will not see the italics (nor bold, underlining, or varied bullets) on screen, only when printed.
The intent is to project the PowerPoint slides for the students. The PowerPoint will reference documents in the Document Folder in the teacher notes as they are needed. Most frequently, these are documents that need to be reproduced so that the students have paper copies in their folders or in hand for the lesson.
System requirements: Zip, PPT, Word
Middle School Persuasive Writing Module (Grades 5-7) Version 2
To meet the standard in writing, students must be able to write effectively for the purpose of persuading. This module defines persuasive writing, discusses the purposes of persuasive writing, and provides lessons on audience awareness, forming a clear position statement, using persuasive language, and appropriate organizational structures.
This module is designed to be used throughout the school year in classrooms for grades 5-7. It is based on the Essential Academic Learning Requirements and the Grade Level Expectations for writing and includes clear connections to reading as well.
Step 1: Download All Files (ZIP).
Step 2: Open the Module PowerPoint Presentation.