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Transitions

Another reason
The most important reason
Consequently
Because of
is a result of
furthermore
one reason
This evidence suggests

Thought Prompts for Literary Essay

Maybe the author included this because . . .
On the other hand, perhaps . . .
Or it could be that . . .
I wonder if . . .
This makes me realize . . .
I think this is important because . . .
The thought I have about this is . . .
This shows . . . because . . .
It is important to notice. . .
. . . means . . ., therefore . . .
This is significant because . . .
Even though . . . (the character) . . .

Thought Prompt Chart

Use these sentence starters to add higher-level thinking to your essay. Dig deeper!!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

News 5 days ago In Class: Reminded students of the seed ideas that we've been collecting in their writer's notebooks over...

Wednesday, February 22,2017

News 6 days ago In Class: I gave stuents more possible situations in life to help them come up with more seed ideas for their...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

News 7 days ago In Class: We began a memoir project, focusing on times that students learned a lesson about themselves or life....

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

News Feb 14 In Class: Students watched the Mood and Tone BrainPOP video and took notes in their writer's notebooks....

Monday, February 13, 2017

News Feb 13 In Class: We began with students writing two pages in their writer's notebook about how they would deal with being...

Friday, February 10, 2017

News Feb 13 In Class: Students learned about email etiquette. They took notes on two articles and then practiced their new skills by sending an email of appreciation to someone in the building. Homework: None

Thursday, February 9, 2016

News Feb 9 In Class: We watched and then discussed a video on the 1961 Freedom Riders. Then students continued working on their research notes. By the end of the day, they should email their before and after screenshots. Homework: None

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

News Feb 8 In Class: Students continued researching their Me to We topics....

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

News Feb 7 In Class: In order to support the research being done for their culminating project, students learned about infrastructure - political, economic, technological - as well as how culture intersects with each of these aspects. Homework: None

Monday, February 6, 2017

News Feb 6 In Class: Students turned in their Argument Writing Checklist signed by an adult and then turned in their essays to Google Classroom. We then worked on learning to skim articles. Homework: None

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