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Text structures from the masters : 50 lessons and nonfiction mentor texts to help students write their way in and read their way out of every single imaginable genre, grades 6-10

Author: Gretchen S Bernabei; Jennifer Koppe
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, 2016.
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This book is a collection of 50 short texts written by famous Americans to provide students with mentor texts to express their own thoughts.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gretchen S Bernabei; Jennifer Koppe
ISBN: 9781506311265 1506311261
OCLC Number: 933587824
Description: xxv, 221 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Lesson 1 --
Structure: Stepping Up to a New Role --
Source Document: Hippocratic Oath 400 BCE --
Lesson 2 --
Structure: Can't We Just Get Along? --
Source Document: Speech to Captain John Smith, Chief Powhatan, 1609 --
Lesson 3 --
Structure: Team Promise --
Source Document: Mayflower Compact, 1620 --
Lesson 4 --
Structure: Humble Request for Help --
Source Document: Plymouth Plantation, 1624 --
Lesson 5 --
Structure: No, Thank You --
Source Document: Letter to William and Mary College, The Indians of the Six Nations, 1744 --
Lesson 6 --
Structure: Lighting a Fire Under a Procrastinator --
Source Document: Speech, Patrick Henry, 1775 --
Lesson 7 --
Structure: How Bullying Works --
Source Document: "Journal of a Lady of Quality," Janet Schaw, 1775 --
Structure: Problem-Solution Message --
Source Document: Declaration of Independence, 1776 --
Lesson 9 --
Structure: Time for a Real Solution Note continued: Source Document: Common Sense (Excerpts), Thomas Paine, 1776 --
Lesson 10 --
Structure: Letter From Home --
Source Document: Letter to Her --
Husband John Adams, Abigail Adams, 1776 --
Lesson 11 --
Structure: How Bad Is It? (A Description) --
Source Document: Letter to George Washington, Benjamin Rush, 1777 --
Lesson 12 --
Structure: Reprimanding a Group --
Source Document: Speech to Angry Officers --
General George Washington, 1783 --
Lesson 13 --
Structure: Purposes of an Action --
Source Document: Preamble to the Constitution, 1787 --
Lesson 14 --
Structure: Charm Check --
Source Document: "The Star Spangled Banner," Francis Scott Key, 1814 --
Lesson 15 --
Structure: S.O.S. --
Source Document: "Victory or Death" Letter From the Alamo, William B. Travis, 1836 --
Lesson 16 --
Structure: Sightseeing --
Source Document: "Observations on a Steamboat Between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati," American Notes, Charles Dickens, 1842 --
Lesson 17 Note continued: Structure: Tour of an Unfamiliar Place --
Source Document: "Factory Life," Labor Reformer, 1846 --
Lesson 18 --
Structure: Breaking Into a Heated Argument --
Source Document: "Ain't I a Woman?" Speech, Sojourner Truth, 1851 --
Lesson 19 --
Structure: Controversial Decision --
Source Document: Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln, 1862 --
Lesson 20 --
Structure: At the Moment of a Milestone --
Source Document: Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln, 1863 --
Lesson 21 --
Structure: We're Both Wrong; We're Both Right --
Source Document: Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln, 1865 --
Lesson 22 --
Structure: Letter to an Author --
Source Document: Letter to Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, 1868 --
Lesson 23 --
Structure: Fighting Unfairness With Logic --
Source Document: "Women's Rights to the Suffrage" Speech, Susan B. Anthony, 1873 --
Lesson 24 --
Structure: Valuable Advice --
Source Document: "Advice to Youth" Speech, Mark Twain, 1882 Note continued: Lesson 25 --
Structure: Comforting a Friend in Pain --
Source Document: Letter to a Friend, Henry James, 1883 --
Lesson 26 --
Structure: I Want More (While I Have the Chance) --
Source Document: Letter to Professor Baird, William G. Hornaday, 1886 --
Lesson 27 --
Structure: First Earnings --
Source Document: Hard Times Cotton Mill Girls (Excerpt), Bertha Miller, b. 1890 --
Lesson 28 --
Structure: My Symbol --
Source Document: The Pledge of Allegiance, 1892 --
Lesson 29 --
Structure: Narrative: Just the Facts --
Source Document: On Lynchings (Excerpt), Ida B. Wells-Barnett, 1895 --
Lesson 30 --
Structure: Letter of Recommendation --
Source Document: Letter to Jessie Gladden, Clara Barton, 1898 --
Lesson 31 --
Structure: Why Something Goes Viral --
Source Document: "A Modern Day Devil Baby" (American Journal of Sociology 20(1), 117-118), Jane Addams, 1914 --
Lesson 32 --
Structure: Understanding the Scars of Our Elders Note continued: Source Document: "Remembering Slavery" (Excerpt), Tonea Stewart, 1930 --
Lesson 33 --
Structure: Objects of Affection --
Source Document: "The Pleasure of Books," William Lyon Phelps, 1933 --
Lesson 34 --
Structure: True or False? Neither --
Source Document: Letter From Phyllis, Albert Einstein, 1936 --
Lesson 35 --
Structure: How an Experience Changed Me --
Source Document: It's a Great Life, Robert L. Miller, 1937 --
Lesson 36 --
Structure: A Bad Situation a Lot of Us Are In --
Source Document: "I'd Rather Not Be on Relief," Lester Hunter Song, 1938 --
Lesson 37 --
Structure: Picking Up the Pieces --
Source Document: Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1941 --
Lesson 38 --
Structure: Heads Up From Your Wingman --
Source Document: Letter to Her Husband, Eleanor Roosevelt, circa WWII --
Lesson 39 --
Structure: What Do I Mean? Well --
Source Document: "I Love You" Letter, Ayn Rand, 1948 --
Lesson 40 Note continued: Structure: My Advice About Your Strong Feeling --
Source Document: Letter to His Son Thorn, John Steinbeck, 1958 --
Lesson 41 --
Structure: Pep Talk --
Source Document: Inaugural Address, John F. Kennedy, 1961 --
Lesson 42 --
Structure: Memory Reflection --
Source Document: Black Like Me (Excerpt), John Howard Griffin, 1961 --
Lesson 43 --
Structure: Parting Advice to Your Replacement --
Source Document: "Duty, Honor, Country," General Douglas MacArthur, 1962 --
Lesson 44 --
Structure: Bon Voyage --
Source Document: Letter to His Astronaut Son, Scott Carpenter, 1962 --
Lesson 45 --
Structure: I Feel Your Pain --
Source Document: "Ich bin ein Berliner" Speech, John F. Kennedy, 1963 --
Lesson 46 --
Structure: Flashpoint Moment of Truth --
Source Document: "And We Shall Overcome" Special Message to Congress (Excerpt), Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965 --
Lesson 47 --
Structure: Walking the Walk to Make a Difference Note continued: Source Document: "Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," Cesar Chavez, 1990 --
Lesson 48 --
Structure: Using a Story to Make a Point --
Source Document: Nobel Lecture (Abridged), Toni Morrison, 1993 --
Lesson 49 --
Structure: New Perspectives From a Photo --
Source Document: "Pale Blue Dot" Speech, Carl Sagan, 1996 --
Lesson 40 --
Structure: So You'll Know Me After I'm Gone --
Source Document: Letter to My Sons (Preface), Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber 2012 --
Appendices --
1.Complete Collection of 50 Text Structures --
2.Text Structures Useful as Promises to Others --
3.Text Structures of Our Identity --
4.Text Structures for Travel --
5.Text Structures for Important Moments --
6.Text Structures for Desperation --
7.Text Structures Useful as Persuasion About Some Needed Change --
8.Text Structures Useful for Bad Times --
9.Text Structures for Times of Conflict --
10.More Ways to Use the Lessons in an English Language Arts Classroom
Responsibility: Gretchen Bernabei, Jennifer Koppe ; foreword by Tom Newkirk.

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