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Accessing and Evaluating High-Quality and Equitable Resources
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With the understanding that instructional materials matter, a team of ELA teachers ...

With the understanding that instructional materials matter, a team of ELA teachers from the Sheboygan Area School District set out to develop a process that would enable us to determine if the materials being used or materials we plan to use in the future are considered to be high-quality resources and will lead to equitable instruction.

The resources supplied were developed as a result of research and investigation into the work of EdReport.org, Achievethecore.org and various other resources that support the work of equity.

The process that we outline is intended to help teams evaluate resources that support major shifts in the Common Core State Standards specific to writing instruction. The tools linked in the process are adaptable to various grade levels and subject areas providing the team has unpacked the subject/grade level standards and share a common understanding of the skills and expectations in those standards.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Megan Neitzke
Mary Dust
Amy Renzelmann
Jim Renzelmann
Jane Doll
Julia Leeson
Jennifer Zalewski
Tina Thone
Tamara Damrow
Andrea Daun
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08/02/2019
Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS), Spring 2007
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For advanced students who wish to build confidence and skills in spoken ...

For advanced students who wish to build confidence and skills in spoken English. Focuses on the appropriate oral presentation of material in a variety of professional contexts: group discussions, classroom explanations and interactions, and theses/research proposals. Valuable for those who intend to teach or lecture in English. Includes language laboratory assignments. The goal of the workshop is to develop effective speaking and listening skills for academic and professional contexts.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Fine Arts
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dunphy, Jane
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Advanced Writing Seminar, Spring 2004
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Provides the opportunity for students to work intensively on developing the research ...

Provides the opportunity for students to work intensively on developing the research claims and arguments in their writing. Open to both Master's and Ph.D. students and designed to maximize cross-fertilization between programs and research areas. First part devoted to reading and writing assignments that guide students in focusing on the connections between their research claims, the evidence that supports those claims, and the reasoning that underlies that support. In the latter part, students provide successive drafts of their project for group commentary and guidance in revision. The purpose of this seminar is to expose the student to a number of different types of writing that one may encounter in a professional career. The class is an opportunity to write, review, rewrite and present a point of view both orally and in written form.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Abbanat, Cherie
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves
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By analyzing Dear AbbyŐs ŇrantÓ about bad grammar usage, students become aware ...

By analyzing Dear AbbyŐs ŇrantÓ about bad grammar usage, students become aware that attitudes about race, social class, moral and ethical character, and ŇproperÓ language use are intertwined.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Applied Digital Skills: Research and Develop a Topic
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This 3-5 hour lesson through Google's Applied Digital Skills allows students to ...

This 3-5 hour lesson through Google's Applied Digital Skills allows students to conduct research while learning about the credibility of sources. The resource includes lesson plans with 4 activities and an assessment rubric.

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Business and Information Technology
Composition and Rhetoric
Information and Technology Literacy
Civics and Government
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Learning Task
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03/15/2018
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Argument Essay Based on To Kill a Mockingbird
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After reading To Kill a Mockingbird, students will continue to study the ...

After reading To Kill a Mockingbird, students will continue to study the theme of taking a stand as they finish the novel. They will develop their argument writing skills through scaffolded writing lessons, culminating in a literary analysis essay in which they argue whether or not it made sense, based on Atticus’s character, for him to have taken a stand and defend Tom Robinson.

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Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Lesson
Author:
Marcy Siolka
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Business Writing
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This course allows students to develop effective written communication strategies specifically for ...

This course allows students to develop effective written communication strategies specifically for the workplace. From idea gathering to drafting to delivery, this course will prepare students to write a variety of documents, including memos, letters, and reports, tailored to professional audiences.

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Business and Information Technology
Composition and Rhetoric
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Classical Rhetoric and Modern Political Discourse, Fall 2009
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"This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications ...

"This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion throughAnalyzing persuasive texts and speechesCreating persuasive texts and speechesThrough class discussions, presentations, and written Assignments and Labs, you will get to practice your own rhetorical prowess. Through the readings, you'll also learn some ways to make yourself a more efficient reader, as you turn your analytical skills on the texts themselves. This combination of reading, speaking, and writing will help you succeed in:learningto read and think criticallytechniques of rhetorical analysistechniques of argumentto enhance your written and oral discourse with appropriate figures of speechsome techniques of oral presentation and the use of visual aids and visual rhetoric."

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Composition and Rhetoric
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Perelman, Leslie
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Composing Your Life: Exploration of Self through Visual Arts and Writing, Spring 2006
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In this interdisciplinary seminar, we explore a variety of visual and written ...

In this interdisciplinary seminar, we explore a variety of visual and written tools for self exploration and self expression. Through discussion, written assignments, and directed exercises, students practice utilizing a variety of media to explore and express who they are.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Holly Sweet
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Creating Characters with Picture Inspirations
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This is an activity to help students create characters for narrative writing ...

This is an activity to help students create characters for narrative writing or creative writing. Some students struggle to develop a character for a story and therefore creative writing becomes frustrating for them. This is a great way to help students think about their character with more depth.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Mrs. Pakala
Date Added:
07/29/2018
Email Writing Activity for Career Readiness -- How to Ask About an Informational Interview
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The activity shows students how to write an effective email to ask ...

The activity shows students how to write an effective email to ask for an informational interview across a variety of real-world situations. Each time, students learn to use a single email to introduce themselves, build trust and show authenticity.Learning outcome: A well-written “cold call” email for an informational interview can open a new door and lead to career opportunities in all kinds of ways.----Special note: you have a sample pack activity that accompanies Danny Rubin's book, Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, a collection of 100+ templates for networking, the job search and LinkedIn.Each book features 40+ additional classroom activities on more in-demand topics, including:Email etiquetteNetworkingInternship/job search emailsResumeLinkedInPhone etiquetteSee the 100+ activities from the Rubin Education online curriculum (covers employability, business promotion and leadership)If you'd like to explore the additional material and learn about pricing, please fill out this short contact form and a Rubin Education learning specialist will follow up with you. 

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Danny Rubin
Date Added:
06/18/2018
Email Writing Activity for Sales Training -- How to Introduce Yourself to a Prospective Client for the First Time
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The activity will drive home the powerful idea of “give before you ...

The activity will drive home the powerful idea of “give before you get.” It’s also a perfect opportunity to have participants use the internet to research a company they plan to contact for sales purposes.Learning outcome: If participants want people to take an interest in their company, then participants must first show interest in the company they contact.----Special note: you have a sample pack activity that accompanies Danny Rubin's book, Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, a collection of 100+ templates for networking, the job search and LinkedIn.Each book features 40+ additional classroom activities on more in-demand topics, including:Email etiquetteNetworkingInternship/job search emailsResumeLinkedInPhone etiquetteSee the 100+ activities from the Rubin Education online curriculum (covers employability, business promotion and leadership)If you'd like to explore the additional material and learn about pricing, please fill out this short contact form and a Rubin Education learning specialist will follow up with you.

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Danny Rubin
Date Added:
06/20/2018
English Composition 1
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Composition I focuses on principles of writing, critical reading and essay composition ...

Composition I focuses on principles of writing, critical reading and essay composition using rhetorical styles common in college-level writing (narrative, example/illustration, compare/contrast, cause-and-effect, argument).

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
01/01/2014
English Composition 2
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Composition 2 is an expository writing course requiring more advanced writing skills ...

Composition 2 is an expository writing course requiring more advanced writing skills than Composition 1, yet reviewing and incorporating some of the same skills. This course teaches research skills by emphasizing the development of advanced analytical/critical reading skills, proficiency in investigative research, and the writing of persuasive prose including documented and researched argumentative essays. A major component of this course will be an emphasis on the research process and information literacy.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Entering the Conversation – College Composition Compilation
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This is a resource that includes essays curated from some excellent open ...

This is a resource that includes essays curated from some excellent open composition texts online. We curated these resources to meet the needs of students in Introduction to College Composition courses at UW-Madison. This is an expanding resource, and I welcome suggestions for strong, openly-licensed fiction and nonfiction essays to include in this text!

The essays in this text come from a range of sources, so the licensing permissions differ essay to essay. (You can find more specific information here: https://wisc.pb.unizin.org/opencomp/chapter/readings-reuse-permissions/)

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
Author:
Naomi Salmon (Curator)
Date Added:
03/29/2019
Expository Writing for Bilingual Students, Fall 2002
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Formulating, organizing, and presenting ideas clearly in writing. Reviews basic principles of ...

Formulating, organizing, and presenting ideas clearly in writing. Reviews basic principles of rhetoric. Focuses on development of a topic, thesis, choice of appropriate vocabulary, and sentence structure to achieve purpose. Develops idiomatic prose style. Gives attention to grammar and vocabulary usage. Special focus on strengthening skills of bilingual students. Successful completion satisfies Phase I of the Writing Requirement. The purpose of this course is to develop your writing skills so that you can feel confident writing the essays, term papers, reports, and exams you will have to produce during your career here at MIT. We will read and analyze samples of expository writing, do some work on vocabulary development, and concentrate on developing your ability to write clear, accurate, sophisticated prose. We will also deal with the grammar and mechanical problems you may have trouble with.

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Language Education (ESL)
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Fine Arts
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brennecke, Patricia W.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Flash Fiction Writing
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A template to use to help students develop a flash fiction plot. ...

A template to use to help students develop a flash fiction plot. The plot structure is used as an outline to help keep students on track. This template only works for flash fiction and would need to be modified for narrative writing. You may copy the outline and edit as necessary. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Mrs. Pakala
Date Added:
07/26/2018
The Gordon State College Writing Handbook
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Members of the Gordon faculty have collaborated on the authorship of this ...

Members of the Gordon faculty have collaborated on the authorship of this guide, and it is targeted directly at Gordon students to help them with their writing across the GSC curriculum. This guide provides at least three distinct advantages over other guides: it is specifically targeted to Gordon State students, it covers writing across the whole curriculum, not just English; and it is free.

Many approaches to crafting this guide were entertained, but the authors decided that what students really want from a composition guide are practical examples of writing that they might actually encounter in their classroom experiences at Gordon. Many guides try to do this, but this guide uses real Gordon professors and real Gordon class assignments as a starting point. This results in what we feel is a substantial improvement over other available writing guides.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Mark King
Wesley Venus
Date Added:
03/19/2016
Grade 11 ELA Module 3
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In Module 11.3, students engage in an inquiry-based, iterative process for research. ...

In Module 11.3, students engage in an inquiry-based, iterative process for research. Building on work with evidence-based analysis in Modules 11.1 and 12.2, students explore topics that have multiple positions and perspectives by gathering and analyzing research based on vetted sources to establish a position of their own. Students first generate a written evidence-based perspective, which will serve as the early foundation of what will ultimately become a written research-based argument paper. The research-based argument paper synthesizes and articulates several claims using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence to support the claims. Students read and analyze sources to surface potential problem-based questions for research, and develop and strengthen their writing by revising and editing.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
09/15/2014
Grade 12 ELA Module 1
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Module 12.1 includes a shared focus on text analysis and narrative writing. ...

Module 12.1 includes a shared focus on text analysis and narrative writing. Students read, discuss, and analyze two nonfiction personal narratives, focusing on how the authors use structure, style, and content to craft narratives that develop complex experiences, ideas, and descriptions of individuals. Throughout the module, students learn, practice, and apply narrative writing skills to produce a complete personal essay suitable for use in the college application process.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/22/2014
Grade 6 ELA Module 2A
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What are “rules to live by”? How do people formulate and use ...

What are “rules to live by”? How do people formulate and use “rules” to improve their lives? How do people communicate these “rules” to others? In this module, students consider these questions as they read the novel Bud, Not Buddy, Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, President Barack Obama’s Back-to-School Speech, “If” by Rudyard Kipling, and informational research texts. At the start of Unit 1, students launch their study of Bud, Not Buddy, establishing a set of routines for thinking, writing, and talking about Bud’s rules to live by. They read the novel closely for its figurative language and word choice, analyzing how these affect the tone and meaning of the text. In the second half of the unit, students engage in a close reading of the Steve Jobs speech, focusing on how Jobs develops his ideas at the paragraph, sentence, and word level. Students use details from the speech to develop claims about a larger theme. During Unit 2, students continue to explore the theme of “rules to live by” in the novel as well as through close reading of the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling. Students analyze how the structure of a poem contributes to its meaning and theme. In a mid-unit assessment, students compare and contrast how Bud, Not Buddy and “If” address a similar theme. Unit 2 culminates with students writing a literary argument essay in which they establish a claim about how Bud uses his “rules”: to survive or to thrive. Students substantiate their claim using specific text-based evidence including relevant details and direct quotations from the novel. In Unit 3, students shift their focus to their own rules to live by and conduct a short research project. Students work in expert groups (research teams) to use multiple informational sources to research that topic. As a final performance task, students use their research to write an essay to inform about one important “rule to live by” supported with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, and examples.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
05/12/2013
Grade 9 ELA Module 4
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In this module, students read, analyze and evaluate informational and argument writing ...

In this module, students read, analyze and evaluate informational and argument writing and build, through focused instruction, the skills required to craft strong and well-supported argument writing of their own. Through the study of a variety of texts, students learn to think of the products they use and consume everyday as part of a complex web of global production and trade that extends not only to distant lands but to the past as well.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
06/13/2014
Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Role-Play Exercise
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In this role-play activity, students take the roles of various important players ...

In this role-play activity, students take the roles of various important players in the climate change policy debate including politicians, scientists, environmentalists, and industry representatives. Working in these roles, students must take a position, debate with others, and then vote on legislation designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Can be used in a variety of courses including writing and rhetoric, and social sciences.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
K.M. Theissen
Date Added:
01/22/2018
Native American Literature: The Evolution of Native American Representations in Film
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I include this assignment in my 11-12 Grade Native American Literature class. ...

I include this assignment in my 11-12 Grade Native American Literature class. I usually introduce this unit after students have read the short story "This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona," by Sherman Alexie (Form his book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven). The story (along with pieces of his other short stories) was the inspiration for the 1998 film Smoke Signals, one of the first authentic films to examine the humor, pain, loss and struggle of reservation life.After reading the story and watching the film, students write about what makes the film authentic and how forgiveness plays into the ability to move on.We then watch the documentary film Reel Injun (2009), chronicling the evolution of Native American portrayals in film. Next, students have the opportunity to discuss the attributes of authentic Native American depictions in film and what aspects of Native culture they would like to see in film.Finally, we finish the unit by looking at the impact of stereotypes in film, especially children's films, and students watch the Disney film Pocahantas (2005) through the lens of a movie critic and write a movie review based on the film, focusing on the authenticity of racial and cultural portrayals.Video Lesson: The Evolution of Native American Representations in Film

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Composition and Rhetoric
Literature
Reading Literature
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Martha Handrick
The Process of Research Writing
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The Process of Research Writing is a web-based research writing textbook suitable ...

The Process of Research Writing is a web-based research writing textbook suitable for teachers and students in research oriented composition and rhetoric classes. Instead of focusing on one research paper, I focus on the process of research writing through a series of shorter writing exercises. Students begin by having to carefully think about a topic of research for the semester and by developing a working thesis. They then write a series of shorter essays that explore that topic. All along the way, students are continuing to research and revise their working thesis so that by the end of the term, their thinking about their original topic of research has evolved. As a result, they are not only prepared to write a “traditional” research paper; they better understand what it means to conduct academic research, which I believe is the real goal of an introductory writing course.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
Provider:
Eastern Michigan University
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Individual Authors
Author:
Steven D. Krause
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Reading Poetry, Spring 2009
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""Reading Poetry" has several aims: primarily, to increase the ways you can ...

""Reading Poetry" has several aims: primarily, to increase the ways you can become more engaged and curious readers of poetry; to increase your confidence as writers thinking about literary texts; and to provide you with the language for literary description. The course is not designed as a historical survey course but rather as an introductory approach to poetry from various directions -- as public or private utterances; as arranged imaginative shapes; and as psychological worlds, for example. One perspective offered is that poetry offers intellectual, moral and linguistic pleasures as well as difficulties to our private lives as readers and to our public lives as writers. Expect to hear and read poems aloud and to memorize lines; the class format will be group discussion, occasional lecture."

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Composition and Rhetoric
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Vaeth, Kim
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Rhetoric: Rhetoric of Science, Spring 2006
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This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications ...

This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion. This course specifically focuses on the ways that scientists use various methods of persuasion in the construction of scientific knowledge.

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Technology and Engineering
Composition and Rhetoric
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Poe, Mya
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Rhetoric, Spring 2015
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This course is an introduction to the theory, the practice, and the ...

This course is an introduction to the theory, the practice, and the implications (both social and ethical) of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion. This semester, many of your skills will have the opportunity to be deepened by practice, including your analytical and critical thinking skills, your persuasive writing skills, and your oral presentation skills. In this course you will act as both a rhetor (a person who uses rhetoric) and as a rhetorical critic (one who studies the art of rhetoric). Both write to persuade; both ask and answer important questions. Always one of their goals is to create new knowledge for all of us, so no endeavor in this class is a "mere exercise."

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Strang, Steven
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Style for Students: A Writing Guide
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Whether planning a paper, running a grammar check, completing a report, composing ...

Whether planning a paper, running a grammar check, completing a report, composing an email, puzzling over a usage or grammar issue, or writing a resume or online portfolio, you are bound to find the material and examples you need in Style for Students Online.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Successful College Composition
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This text is a transformation of Writing for Success, a text adapted ...

This text is a transformation of Writing for Success, a text adapted by The Saylor Foundation under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License without attribution as requested by the work’s original creator or licensee.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Barbara Hall
Kathryn Crower
Kirk Swenson
Lauren Curtright
Nancy Gilbert
Tracienne Ravita
Date Added:
03/19/2016
Successful Writing
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This source consists of an open textbook organized around making students successful ...

This source consists of an open textbook organized around making students successful writers. Topics include higher order concerns, such as the writing process and lower order concerns, such as advice on grammar and word choice.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
02/29/2012
Teaching Students About Copyright And Fair Use
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Students explore the legal and ethical dimensions of respecting creative work. First, ...

Students explore the legal and ethical dimensions of respecting creative work. First, they learn a basic foundation of legal principles and vocabulary related to copyright. They understand how such factors as the rules of copyright law, the values and intent of the original creator, and the audience and purpose should affect their decisions about using the creative work of others. Using the Mad Men Student Handout, students then apply these principles to a simulation activity in which they act as advertising executives who have to choose a photo for an ad campaign.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Information and Technology Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Nichole Niebur
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
03/10/2019
Vignette Unit
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This resource is a unit that integrates the ELA skills of vignette ...

This resource is a unit that integrates the ELA skills of vignette writing, formal interviewing skills, presentation skills, and technology. Instructional slides are includes as well as other resources to support this unit.

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Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
Information and Technology Literacy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Patricia Sankey
Date Added:
04/01/2019
Writing Activity for Sales Training -- How to Write a Website "About Us" Page
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Your company website needs to come to life and teach site visitors ...

Your company website needs to come to life and teach site visitors about your products and the people behind them. In the following activity, you and your team will construct an “About Us” web page so anyone who visits the site will come away impressed.Learning outcome: Students will understand the value of an "About Us" web page and how to write about their business properly.----Special note: you have a sample pack activity that accompanies Danny Rubin's book, Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, a collection of 100+ templates for networking, the job search and LinkedIn.Each book features 40+ additional classroom activities on more in-demand topics, including:Email etiquetteNetworkingInternship/job search emailsResumeLinkedInPhone etiquetteSee the 100+ activities from the Rubin Education online curriculum (covers employability, business promotion and leadership)If you'd like to explore the additional material and learn about pricing, please fill out this short contact form and a Rubin Education learning specialist will follow up with you.

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Danny Rubin
Date Added:
06/20/2018
Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence | Open SUNY Textbooks
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Writing in College is designed for students who have largely mastered high-school ...

Writing in College is designed for students who have largely mastered high-school level conventions of formal academic writing and are now moving beyond the five-paragraph essay to more advanced engagement with text. It is well suited to composition courses or first-year seminars and valuable as a supplemental or recommended text in other writing-intensive classes. It provides a friendly, down-to-earth introduction to professors’ goals and expectations, demystifying the norms of the academy and how they shape college writing assignments. Each of the nine chapters can be read separately, and each includes suggested exercises to bring the main messages to life. Students will find in Writing in College a warm invitation to join the academic community as novice scholars and to approach writing as a meaningful medium of thought and communication. With concise discussions, clear multidisciplinary examples, and empathy for the challenges of student life, Guptill conveys a welcoming tone. In addition, ...

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Unit of Study
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
Amy Guptill
Date Added:
01/19/2016
Writing with Shakespeare, Fall 2010
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William Shakespeare didn't go to college. If he time-traveled like Dr. Who, ...

William Shakespeare didn't go to college. If he time-traveled like Dr. Who, he would be stunned to find his words on a university syllabus. However, he would not be surprised at the way we will be using those words in this class, because the study of rhetoric was essential to all education in his day. At Oxford, William Gager argued that drama allowed undergraduates "to try their voices and confirm their memories, and to frame their speech and conform it to convenient action": in other words, drama was useful. Shakespeare's fellow playwright Thomas Heywood similarly recalled: In the time of my residence in Cambridge, I have seen Tragedies, Comedies, Histories, Pastorals and Shows, publicly acted…: this is held necessary for the emboldening of their Junior scholars, to arm them with audacity, against they come to be employed in any public exercise, as in the reading of Dialectic, Rhetoric, Ethic, Mathematic, the Physic, or Metaphysic Lectures. Such practice made a student able to "frame a sufficient argument to prove his questions, or defend any axioma, to distinguish of any Dilemma and be able to moderate in any Argumentation whatsoever" (Apology for Actors, 1612). In this class, we will use Shakespeare's own words to arm you "with audacity" and a similar ability to make logical, compelling arguments, in speech and in writing. Shakespeare used his ears and eyes to learn the craft of telling stories to the public in the popular form of theater. He also published two long narrative poems, which he dedicated to an aristocrat, and wrote sonnets to share "among his private friends" (so wrote Francis Meres in his Palladis Tamia, 1598). Varying his style to suit different audiences and occasions, and borrowing copiously from what he read, Shakespeare nevertheless found a voice all his own–so much so that his words are now, as his fellow playwright Ben Jonson foretold, "not of an age, but for all time." Reading, listening, analyzing, appreciating, criticizing, remembering: we will engage with these words in many ways, and will see how words can become ideas, habits of thought, indicators of emotion, and a means to transform the world.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Literature
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Henderson, Diana
Date Added:
01/01/2010