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Lesson 9
Take Action - Writing Persuasively

Going Public:
Publishing

Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Publish their commentaries
  • Engage in thoughtful discussion about issues

Overview/Purpose:

Students publish and share their commentaries.

Guiding Questions:

  • What opportunities are there to publish our commentaries and make them public?

Recommended Time:

45-90 minutes

Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.5

 


Materials:

Commentary drafts and final pieces

 

Technology Required:

None

 

Lesson Design:

  • Explain that writers write for an audience and as a writing community, the class will be your first audience.
  • Students will prepare final versions of their commentaries, editing them for mechanics and grammar.
  • Final, polished commentaries will be shared with the class, either in print or electronically on blogs or discussion boards.
  • Provide students with a structure to respond to each other’s writing.
  • Encourage students to pursue additional avenues for publication.