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 Essential Questions Drive the
Reading & Writing Connection
Thought-provoking questions provide the purpose, relevancy, and the connective thread
for critical reading and responsive writing
in each unit.
       The unit culminates in a comprehensive writing project. This is where students practice the writing process and focus on the elements of different writing modes.
Writing modes across grades 6–12 include: • Argumentative Essay
• Explanatory Essay
• Comparative Essay
• Research Paper
• Personal Narrative • Rhetorical Analysis • Literary Analysis
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Each lesson in a chapter contains a writing focus to build understanding and proficiency with a standards-based skill or strategy.

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