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Teacher Resources by Grade
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Finding Solutions to Food Waste: Persuasion in a Digital World
|Grades||7 – 9|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Nine or more 45-minute sessions, at least four with Internet access|
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
Students explore the conventions of blog writing while using it to self-reflect on their writing and communicate with classmates about each other's reflections.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students use persuasive writing and an understanding of the characteristics of letters to the editor to compose effective letters to the editor on topics of interest to them.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
How can we convince others to agree with us on important issues? In this lesson, students explore relevant environmental issues and gather information to write persuasive essays.
Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan
After students write persuasive essays, use this lesson to challenge them to summarize their essays concisely by creating five-slide presentations.
Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Using the Haiku Poem App or the Haiku Poem Interactive, students summarize papers they have written using the traditional format of a haiku.
Grades 4 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 18
After reading Kadir Nelson's Nelson Mandela, students explore the Mandela Day website before using an online tool to start working on a service project of their own.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 22
In celebration of Earth Day, students research famous environmentalists and write letters to them asking for their opinions on current issues and turn their letters into a poem.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
This Strategy Guide describes the processes involved in composing blogs in the classroom, the process of writing regular posts, or entries, that are published online.