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The primary purpose of informative/explanatory writing is to increase the understanding of the reader. In order to write in this text type, students must be able to find and choose relevant information from primary and secondary sources, and combine this new information with background knowledge and experiences. Students will practice literacy and…
The process of using a word or words as the basis for creating an image or drawing to describe the word reinforce acquisition and use of vocabulary. Students will practice writing skills from their engagement with drawings and letters from school children related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
The process of working with words established in the work of others asks students to engage with the craft of writing without the challenge of facing a blank slate. Students will practice literacy, writing, and speaking and listening skills from their engagement with acrostic poems related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.