Reading Formal and Informal Texts

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Writing
CCSS: ELA.RI.9-10.4 ELA.W.9-10.4

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6–12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-€“12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-€“3 above.)

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Lesson Objective
Students decide when formal or informal language is best
Length
14 min
Questions to Consider
See how students improve their writing by dissecting the writing of others
How might the lesson be used as a springboard into building research skills?
How did the use of e-mails and text messages make the lesson more engaging and effective?

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