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I also include in the unit areas that I feel teachers should be aware of and hopefully will incorporate into all of their lesson plans—not only those that are concerned with writing. The areas that I speak about are the three learning modalities: auditory, visual and kinesthetic. Another area that I feel is of interest in this unit is the concept of hemisphericity (right and left brain functions) and implications that this may have in your teaching behaviors. Finally, I give suggestions on the use of the chalkboard that may help the students learn more easily.
The unit is intended for grade 7-8 students in an English Writing class or those students in the Talented and Gifted Program. The unit will run approximately 6-8 weeks and included are suggestions for thirty lessons.
(Recommended for Writing classes, grades 7-8; English classes, grades 7-8; and Talented and Gifted classes, grades 5-8)
General Composition Writing Instruction Narrative