6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:
The student product for this lesson is a passionate speech conveying dreams for the future using a format borrowed from Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech. The focus trait to accomplish this is idea development because students will be working with expressing their original ideas. The supporting skill is word choice because students will be working on creating a speech with depth and meaning. By using these two writing traits as a focus, students will craft a piece where their ideas and words convey the color, texture, mood, and hopefully optimism for tomorrow.
Recipient of the NNWP's
Excellent Writing Lesson Award:
Because of the quality of its resources and ideas, this WritingFix lesson was selected by the Northern Nevada Writing Project as February 2010's Writing Lesson of the Month. It was e-mailed to thousands of teachers who are members of the NNWP's Writing Lesson of the Month Teacher Network.
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