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Edgar Allen Poe's *The Raven* is a wonderfully complex poem with a rich tone. It's perfect for pushing students' understanding of poetry beyond the ABAB rhyme scheme.
In this third video in a series, we continue adding variety to writing by changing the way we begin sentences.
We continue to add variety to writing by changing the beginning of sentences. In this video: "the reason," prepositional phrases, and similes.
We'll look at three simple ways students can add variety to their sentences by changing their opening word.
Students will summarize plots, character journeys, and specific dramatic moments using haiku.
It's worth spending time laying the foundation of a strong structure for non-fiction writing. We'll use the fun concept of fractal shapes to discuss the patterns in non-fiction writing.
Teach students the importance of clear writing as they create directions to build a simple Lego toy.