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Focus Trait: CONVENTIONS Support Trait: WORD CHOICE

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Antonyms and Comma Splices

Mimicking Charles Dickens, then fixing those punctuation errors

This lesson was created by NNWP Teacher Consultant Corbett Harrison. You can access all of Corbett's on-line lessons by clicking here.

The intended "mentor text" to be used when teaching this on-line lesson is the novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Before writing, students should listen to and discuss the writing style of this book's author, especially from chapter 1 of the book.

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The focus trait for this writing assignment is word choice ; after choosing a topic, students first brainstorm interesting antonyms to consider for their paragraphs.  The support trait  for this writing assignment is conventions; students are to use (and punctuate for) three different types of conjunctions in their finished passages.

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