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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Loaded Words: Vocabulary That Packs a Punch in Persuasive Writing
|Grades||4 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||20–30 minutes|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with Internet access
- Interactive whiteboard or chart paper
- Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
- Write Source: "Summer: 15 Days or 2 1/2 Months?"
- Write Source: "Adopting a Pet from the Pound"
- Familiarize yourself with the concept of loaded words, and try any activities in which you plan to have the students participate.
- Bookmark the website of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History or gather a collection of brochures and advertisements for local attractions.
- Prepare copies of the Loaded Words Chart or display the list for students to complete in pairs, and complete the task yourself before having the students do it.
- Choose the student writing sample(s) you will use for guided practice, and bookmark the sites or create printouts for students.