Below, you will find the two worksheets I used to help students craft strong and original thesis statements and edit their grammar for their essays. When scaffolding and helping students with these worksheets, students were not writing their actual essays. They were simply practicing with examples in the context of the 1920s or other things we studied in class. You will also find an example, introductory paragraph I wrote for a history paper in college. Again, this was to personalize this assignment and prove to my students I had experience with the type of work they were engaging in.
The in our series on blended professional development (PD) provided an overview, drawing on the exciting resources and information available at . Taking the next step, here you will learn about ways to access the needs of your intended audience for blended PD which might include general and special education teachers, school administrators, specialists, and other staff.A well-designed needs assessment will allow you to identify more specific objectives aligned to the short- and long- term goals of your district or school. What is the source of those goals? Are they aligned with the Common Core Standards, College and Career Readiness Standards, those of your state or local school district? Clarity about overarching goals helps set the context for determining specific PD objectives in English Language Arts (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), mathematics, science, social studies, history, technology, and/or vocational skills.
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