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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: Foreword by Tom NewkirkIntroductionAcknowledgmentsLesson 1Structure: Stepping Up to a New RoleSource Document: Hippocratic Oath, 400 BCELesson 2Structure: Can't We Just Get Along?Source Document: Speech to Captain John Smith, Chief Powhatan, 1609Lesson 3Structure: Team PromiseSource Document: Mayflower Compact, 1620Lesson 4Structure: Humble Request for HelpSource Document: Plymouth Plantation, 1624Lesson 5Structure: No, Thank You Source Document: Letter to William and Mary College, The Indians of the Six Nations, 1744Lesson 6Structure: Lighting a Fire Under a ProcrastinatorSource Document: Speech, Patrick Henry, 1775Lesson 7Structure: How Bullying WorksSource Document: "Journal of a Lady of Quality," Janet Schaw, 1775Lesson 8Structure: Problem-Solution MessageSource Document: Declaration of Independence, 1776Lesson 9Structure: Time for a Real SolutionSource Document: Common Sense (Excerpts), Thomas Paine, 1776Lesson 10Structure: Letter From HomeSource Document: Letter to Her Husband John Adams, Abigail Adams, 1776Lesson 11Structure: How Bad Is It? (A Description)Source Document: Letter to George Washington, Benjamin Rush, 1777Lesson 12Structure: Reprimanding a GroupSource Document: Speech to Angry Officers, General George Washington, 1783Lesson 13Structure: Purposes of an ActionSource Document: Preamble to the Constitution, 1787Lesson 14Structure: Charm CheckSource Document: "The Star Spangled Banner," Francis Scott Key, 1814Lesson 15Structure: S.O.S.Source Document: "Victory or Death" Letter From the Alamo, William B. Travis, 1836Lesson 16Structure: SightseeingSource Document: "Observations on a Steamboat Between Pittsburg and Cincinnati," American Notes, Charles Dickens, 1842Lesson 17Structure: Tour of an Unfamiliar PlaceSource Document: "Factory Life," Labor Reformer, 1846Lesson 18Structure: Breaking Into a Heated ArgumentSource Document: "Ain't I a Woman?" Speech, Sojourner Truth, 1851Lesson 19Structure: Controversial DecisionSource Document: Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln, 1862Lesson 20Structure: At the Moment of a MilestoneSource Document: Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln, 1863Lesson 21Structure: We're Both Wrong; We're Both RightSource Document: Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln, 1865Lesson 22Structure: Letter to an AuthorSource Document: Letter to Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, 1868Lesson 23Structure: Fighting Unfairness With LogicSource Document: "Women's Rights to the Suffrage" Speech, Susan B. Anthony, 1873Lesson 24Structure: Valuable AdviceSource Document: "Advice to Youth" Speech, Mark Twain, 1882Lesson 25Structure: Comforting a Friend in PainSource Document: Letter to a Friend, Henry James, 1883Lesson 26Structure: I Want More (While I Have the Chance)Source Document: Letter to Professor Baird, William G. HornadayLesson 27Structure: First EarningsSource Document: Hard Times Cotton Mill Girls (Excerpt), Bertha Miller, b. 1890Lesson 28Structure: My SymbolSource Document: The Pledge of Allegiance, 1892Lesson 29Structure: Narrative: Just the FactsSource Document: On Lynchings (Excerpt), Ida B. Wells-Barnett, 1895Lesson 30Structure: Letter of RecommendationSource Document: Letter to Jessie Gladden, Clara Barton, 1898Lesson 31Structure: Why Something Goes ViralSource Document: "A Modern Day Devil Baby" (American Journal of Sociology, 20(1), (117-118), Jane Addams, 1914Lesson 32Structure: Understanding the Scars of Our EldersSource Document: "Remembering Slavery" (Excerpt), Tonea Stewart, 1930Lesson 33Structure: Objects of AffectionSource Document: "The Pleasure of Books," William Lyon Phelps, 1933Lesson 34Structure: True or False? NeitherSource Document: Letter From Phyllis, Albert Einstein, 1936Lesson 35Structure: How an Experience Changed MeSource Document: It's a Great Life, Robert L. Miller, 1937Lesson 36Structure: A Bad Situation a Lot of Us Are InSource Document: "I'd Rather Not Be on Relief," Lester Hunter Song, 1938Lesson 37Structure: Picking Up the PiecesSource Document: Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1941Lesson 38Structure: Heads Up From Your WingmanSource Document: Letter to Her Husband, Eleanor Rooseevelt, circa WWIILesson 39Structure: What Do I Mean? Well . . .Source Document: "I Love You" Letter, Ayn Rand, 1948Lesson 40Structure: My Advice About Your Strong FeelingSource Document: Letter to His Son Thom, John Steinbeck, 1958Lesson 41Structure: Pep TalkSource Document: Inaugural Address, John F. Kennedy, 1961Lesson 42Structure: Memory ReflectionSource Document: Black Like Me (Excerpt), John Howard Griffin, 1961Lesson 43Structure: Parting Advice to Your ReplacementSource Document: "Duty, Honor, Country," General Douglas MacArthur, 1962Lesson 44Structure: Bon VoyageSource Document: Letter to His Astronaut Son, Scott Carpenter, 1962Lesson 45Structure: I Feel Your PainSource Document: "Ich bin ein Berliner" Speech, John F. Kennedy, 1963Lesson 46Structure: Flashpoint Moment of TruthSource Document: "And We Shall Overcome" Special Message to Congress (Excerpt), Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965Lesson 47Structure: Walking the Walk to Make a DifferenceSource Document: "Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," Cesar Chavez, 1990Lesson 48Structure: Using a Story to Make a PointSource Document: Nobel Lecture (Abridged), Toni Morrison, 1993Lesson 49Structure: New Perspectives From a PhotoSource Document: "Pale Blue Dot" Speech, Carl Sagan, 1996Lesson 50Structure: So You'll Know Me After I'm GoneSource Document: Letter to My Sons (Preface), Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber, 2012Appendices1. Complete Collection of 50 Text Structures2. Text Structures Useful as Promises to Others3. Text Structures of Our Identity4. Text Structures for Travel5. Text Structures for Important Moments6. Text Structures for Desperation7. Text Structures Useful as Persuasion About Some Needed Change8. Text Structures Useful for Bad Times9. Text Structures for Times of Conflict10. More Ways to Use the Lessons in an English Language Arts Classroom11. More Ways to Use the Lessons for Academic Play in a Social Studies or History Classroom12. Character Project Assignment and Tracking Sheet
Responsibility: Gretchen Bernabei, Jennifer Koppe ; foreword by Tom Newkirk.

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