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Magazine Article (Informative Essay)

Unit Information

Grade:
8
Title:
Magazine Article (Informative Essay)
Course:
ELA

Unit Description

This mid-year unit allows students to investigate more deeply a topic they already know a lot about while crafting a well-written magazine article. They will begin by reading quality magazine articles and analyzing the structures and features of those articles. They will write information essays in the structure of a magazine article by crafting an engaging introduction, descriptive body paragraphs and a satisfying conclusion. While researching their self-selected topic, they will learn to paraphrase both print and non-print sources and how to use internal and external citation methods. Students will be encouraged to learn Microsoft Publisher as a way to create the final document.

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