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    Topic: Found Poetry
    Found Poems
    A Valuable W
    Many news stories will answer what’s known as the 5 W questions. Those
    are poems created from borrowed wordswho, what, when, where, and phrases that are written by someone else. The words for these poems are 'found' within an existing text such aswhy.
    the newspaper. To create“why” of a Found Poem,story tells the reader the reasons the story matters to people. And, when you will select and combine words and phraseswrite, you’ll want to create or "find" a poem.
    Use only isolated words, phrases or sentences from
    do the same for your source.
    Don't add any words.
    You can delete words.
    You can change
    For practice, consider how you feel today. Describe it.
    Next, consider why you feel
    the tense ofway you do today and explain that.
    Can you see how explaining “why” helps the reader develop
    a word.
    You can repeat words, phrases, sentences.
    After selecting
    clearer understanding?
    a central theme, choose a list of key words or phrases that describe or support this theme. Find all the words in one article or story or choose them from different parts ofin the newspaper including, ads, obituaries, comics, sports, etc.
    Arrange these words or phrases
    news that explains why something is happening. Explain how knowing why helps you to createbetter understand the poemstory. When you found.have finished reading, write a question telling one more thing you’d like to know about the topic.
    Common Core Standard: develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing
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    The first page of a newspaper is “prime” real estate. It’s where the most important stories are often found. That’s why it’s helpful to understand what’s behind those stories – because they matter.
    Here’s some background on a “prime” story this week.
    High or Healthy? Or Both?
    Eighteen states have legalized
    Hurricane Happenings
    the usewarm ocean water of marijuanasummer meets moisture in the air and the winds bring it all together, the conditions are right for medical purposes. If youa hurricane. That’s why these storms are illso often in the news once summer sets in. Here’s some way that can be helped by using marijuana, a doctor can writebackground to help you a prescription andunderstand the stories you can legally get and use pot. New Hampshire isare likely to do this too, making it legal to use medical marijuanaread coming up in 19 states.
    Two states have gone
    the news during the next few weeks.
    In 1900, meteorology, the study of weather, was a new science, and predicting the weather was difficult. On September 8 of that year, a fierce hurricane swept into the southern United States in the Texas island city of Galveston. A full century later, it still reigns as
    one step further. In Coloradoof the worst natural disasters in American history - and Washington (the state), voters choseone of the biggest mistakes in meteorology. The local weather bureau knew that a storm was in the Gulf of Mexico, but the forecasters were certain it would head to approve marijuana for recreation, not just medical use. In Colorado, each city will decide whetherFlorida. It did not.
    It gathered strength, the wind whipping up
    to allow145 miles per hour. The storm pushed a surge of water ahead of it, a wall of waves that smashed into Galveston, leveling homes and sweeping people into the legal saleviolent water. When it ended, 8,000 people - one-fifth of the drug. One argumentisland’s population - had died, and $20 million in favordamage resulted. Today a similar disaster might cause billions of legalizationdollars in damage, but $20 million was a great deal of money back then.
    The word “hurricane”
    is the name applied to fierce tropical storms that start over oceans in certain regions near the laws against selling pot target minority people. Many more minority people than whitesequator. In the Atlantic Ocean, these storms are incarceratedcalled hurricanes; in the drug war. So,Pacific Ocean, they are referred to as typhoons.
    Hurricanes form only above warm ocean water. Warm, water-saturated air is forced upward by cooler, denser air, and
    the legalization becomesstorm begins to swirl around a civil rights issue too.
    Of course, on
    center, the other sideeye of the argumentstorm. Once the wind speed hits 74 miles per hour, the storm is classified as a hurricane, which can sometimes spread more than 400 miles wide. Within the belief that using marijuana for fun leadseye of the storm, which averages 15 miles in width, winds stop and clouds lift, but the seas remain very violent. Hurricanes travel at varying rates, anywhere from five to fifty miles per hour.
    Hurricane Season runs from June 1 – November 1 each year but
    the use of other more dangerous drugs. And, many argue that marijuana itselfprime time – the time when hurricanes are most likely – is too dangerousmid September. So, keep your eye on the news to be used widely.
    What do you think?
    see where the next name storm hits.
    What to watch for:
    Reactions of politicians to thisOther weather news and phenomena
    What President Obama says about ending the "war on drugs"
    Reactions of Americans
    people do to these votes across the country
    Other stories about states making their own drug laws
    prepare for challenging weather
    Here are today's "prime" news stories. Are any of these mentioned in your news today?
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    Newsie the Fish is Hooked on News!
    Hi! I'm reading The Kansas City Star. I like to know what is going on in the world.
    Wild weather happens every summer.Photos in the newspaper often tell stories without using words. Find a weather storyphoto that you like in today's newspaper. Write about the news and draw a picture of the weather. Next to it, draw a picture of the weather where you are. story it tells.
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  4. page Lesson Plans edited ... {Lesson_Plans_A_La_Mode.jpg} Here are assignments you can use to engage your students with t…
    Here are assignments you can use to engage your students with this week's news, events, and anniversaries. For many more activities, visit the student pages.
    July 1-12,15-26, 2013
    Language Arts
    This activityExplain to students that a fact is a terrific one as it involves readingstatement that can be checked or proven. An opinion is a view or judgment and summarizingcannot be fact-checked. As a class, read an editorial from today's news. Have half the newsclass identify and usinglist the opinions, while the other half identifies and lists the facts.
    Common Core Standard: select relevant facts
    Wordle is
    a terrific online tool which will read their written words aloud by converting written words into spoken words.. Invite studentsthat makes a graphic representation of words. One way to skimintegrate its use with the news andis to write brief summaries ofhave students choose a new story that interests them. They should read the three top stories. Then,story and pull out about 20 words that they can use this toolthink are important to have their news summaries read aloud.the story. They can choose from a variety of virtual “readers”plug those words into the Wordle tool and languages. It’sthey will create a great lesson andgraphic representation which will serve as a lotsummary of fun.the story. Have them share their Wordle creations with the class to see if the other students can guess which story they read. Below you will see a sample Wordle using the words from The Star-Spangled Banner.

    Common Core Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details
    and ideas
    Visuwords is

    Do you want to play
    a terrific website which will create a visual/graphical representation offun vocabulary-building game with your students? Invite them to play “Stump the connections between words.Class.” Divide the class into two teams. Challenge your studentseach team to createfind a similar web of word connections. Have them choosein the news that no one word fromknows the headlines and then skimmeaning of. If they can stump the article it’s in to createother team with their word, they get a web of words connected topoint. The team with the headline word. Can they findmost points wins. Keep a noun, a verb, an adverb and an adjective connected tolist of the chosen word? Then have them click“stumpers” on this link, input their word and see what Visuwords doesthe board along with the same word.
    Also check out for a similar program with audio pronunciation
    page and the story in which it was found. At the end of words.
    Common Core Standard: Acquire and use accurately
    the game, choose a rangefew of general academic and domain-specificthe stumper words and phrases sufficientallow time for reading, writing, speaking, and listening
    Tell students that award-winning playwright Neil Simon was born on July 4, 1927. One aspect of writing a play providing good and clear stage directions. Invite
    the students to write out a few comic strips as if they were plays with the “bubbles” written as dialoguetry to define them in context and then the addition of stage directions. For example, Charlie Brown enters from the left and says to Linus, “I was up all night listeninguse a dictionary to Snoopy snore.” Linus walks over to Charlie and sits down while handing himfind the meaning. They should use each in a blanket. Linus says, “Here, you might need this more than I do.”sentence once they’ve found the definition.
    Common Core Standard: Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and eventsDetermine or showclarify the responsemeaning of characters to situations
    Your students probably know that The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. That is why America celebrates Independence Day on July 4, the day the Colonists declared independence from Great Britain’s rule. But, do your students also know that two of the country’s “Founding Fathers”
    unknown and former presidents – Thomas Jeffersonmultiple-meaning words and John Adams died on July 4? They both died on that day in 1826, the 50th anniversary of The Declaration of Independence. It’s an interesting footnotephrases by using context clues
    to history. Invite students to go online to learn other facts about our country’s history. Havethat understanding “root” words can help them begin their search in the news to find one factoid about July 4 thatread and write better because they didn’t know. Then they can visitwill know the Smithsonian online to readmeanings of more about these two fascinating men.
    After reading about them, have students look for news about President Obama and see
    words. For example, if they can compare what they read about Adamssee the word “endearing” and Jefferson to what they read about Obama. How is today’s president similar tonote that the founders? Howroot is he different?
    Common Core Standard: compare and contrast
    On July 4, 1776,
    the delegatesword “dear,” they'’ll be able to figure out that the Continental Congress signedword “endearing” means that the Declaration of Independence. A few days later, on July 8, when the document came backperson or thing described is special because it is “dear.” Have students randomly choose ten words from the printer,headlines for which they invited citizens to come and hearcan detect the document read aloud. They rang the Liberty Bell to get everyone’s attention. Although the bell is cracked and no longer rings, it remains a vibrant symbol of our freedom. Invite students to muse about how this announcement might be made today. Have them skim the newspaper to find an item that might symbolize freedom if such an historic announcement happened today.root word. They should write an essay explaining their choice.define each word they chose, based on its root or origin.
    Common Core Standard: Produce clearUse combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and coherent writing in which the development
    morphology (e.g., roots
    and organization are appropriateaffixes) to task, purpose, and audience
    Introduce your students to Artist Frida Kahlo, who was born on July 6, 1907. She lived a tumultuous life and perhaps that is why her paintings were so vibrant. She was a great painter and one of the first women to sell a work to the Louvre Museum
    read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in Paris, France. Her work was often reflective of events in her lifecontext and alsoout of her beloved Mexico. If your students were challenged to create a painting based on an event or place in today’s news, what would it be? Invite them to sketch the work and to write about the news story that inspired the work.
    Common Core Standard: summarize supporting details and ideas
    1. One sport that yourThis exercise in “chain math” can be lots of fun. Have students might enjoy duringwork in groups of 5. Each person will choose a number from the summer is bicycle riding. Have them brainstormnews and list all ofan operation. (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) The first student in each group gives his/her number to the ways they stay safe when they ride a bike. Then, invite themsecond student who uses the operation he/she chose and his/her news number to go shopping for bikescompute. For example, if Student A chose the page number 8 and Student B chose the 78 degree temperature in Tallahassee (from the Classified ads. Tell themweather report) and the operation “addition,” then Student B would add 8 and 78. The action then passes to imagine they have $1000Student C who uses an operation and a number to spendcompute and needthe number passes to buy two bicycles. Which bikes will they buy? Why? How much money will they have left over?Student D and Student E.
    Common Core Standard: using authentic data
    2. Divide your class into groups
    use properties of four students. Have each group locate a story inoperations
    the news that includes numbers. HaveClassified Ad section of the group identifynews, have the number concepts used.students locate the Automobile ads. They should also discuss the importance of numberschoose five new cars they would like to the story. How would that story be changed if there were no numbers?
    If your news has an obituary section, have students compute
    own and find the average age ofprice. Then they should do the people who died.same for the same five cars used. What are some ways your students can think of to improve their life expectancy? What are some things people can do in order to help themselves live longer, healthier lives?is the price difference?
    Common Core Standard: solve word problems using equationsunderstanding quantification
    Science Literacy
    YourJuly 20, 1969. Write that date on the board and ask students if they know why it is important. You may be surprisedwant to learngive them the hint that it’s a man inventedfamous “first.” After allowing time for guessing, share that it’s the anniversary of the first sewing machine. He was Elias Howetime man landed and his birthday is July 9, 1819. In his honor, invitewalked on the moon. Do your students think it's important for humans to findcontinue to explore space? Have them read an invention that makes a hard job easier in today’s newspaper. They shouldeditorial to see how one is written and then have each student write an editorial about the invention and explain how it helps people live easier lives. Can they thinkimportance of waysexploring space.
    One scientific advance
    that invention might be improved?
    Common Core Standard: make logical inferences
    Explain to students that air is constantly moving above
    changed virtually everyone’s life was the earth. In weather terms, this movementcreation of air is calledthe World Wide Web. It was “born” in 1990. Tim Berners-Lee created it on a front. Simply put, when fronts collide, weather happens.
    Large sweeping masses of air move across the country. Warm masses can come from the south
    server and cold masses drift down fromhe created a browser to explore it. At first it was used mostly by the north. When two masses of air collide,military but as computers became more affordable for everyday people, consumers were able to utilize the stronger, denser mass will push the usually warmer mass outWorld Wide Web, too. Invite students to skim five pages of the way.
    The boundary or front
    news and to take note of how many references are made to the air mass pushing againstInternet. It may be interesting to have students work in small cooperative groups to monitor the other one is called a front. There are three main types of fronts -- warm, cold and stationary.
    A warm front is a slow moving, less dense air mass. Those are shown on a weather map by a red line with red semi-circles pointing
    references in the direction that the front is moving.
    A cold front is dense and moves fast. It is shown on
    whole newspaper.
    a weather map by a blue linefollow up, challenge students to choose one article with triangle points moving in the direction of mass.
    A stationary front is a combination of both fronts
    an Internet reference and occurs whento diagram how the two air masses on either side are of equal strength. This type of front usually doesn’t move and can hang over a certain area for days or even weeks. This type of frontInternet is depicted as an alternating red and blue line with blue triangles and red semi-circles goingused to share information. For example, they should describe how one person puts in different directions.
    Warm fronts usually bring with them fog
    information and clouds.then how it is transmitted to another location to be used by another person. They warm quickly and clear out fast. Cold fronts are oftencan also show how the bearer of rain, wind, and colder temperature. If a cold front collides with a warm front of a significantly different temperature and turbulence is high,next person may respond to the chance for extraordinary storms can occur.
    information. Finally, have students check out the weather report in the news and examine the national map. They should identify incoming fronts and write a prediction. Then can check their prediction againstabout how the one inwhole transmission of information would be different without the news. Are they the same? Note after a few days, which prediction was more accurate.Internet.
    Social Studies
    The Civil War Battle of Gettysburg was foughtIn Pamplona, Spain, every year from July 1 to 3 in 1863 in Pennsylvania.6-14, The San Fermin Festival is held. It was oneincludes a daily event called, “The Running of the most intenseBulls.” That is when people are invited to run in front of a herd of bulls who have been let loose on groups of streets that war. But that war changed the coursehave been penned off for this event. This type of our country.event takes place elsewhere, too, but the run in Pamplona is most famous, party because Ernest Hemingway wrote about it in “The Sun Also Rises.” Have students looklocate a story in the news to find storiesSports section that might not be there if the Civil War had turned out differently. Check outis about a sport most like this “Civil War in 4 minutes” video. It’sevent. They should write an overview of the waressay comparing and quite interesting.contrasting the two.
    Common Core Standard: integrateProduce clear and evaluate content
    President Lyndon Johnson signed
    coherent writing in which the historic Civil Rights Act into law on July 2, 1964. It made it illegaldevelopment and organization are appropriate to discriminate based on race in jobs, educationtask, purpose, and housing. It also ended segregation in public schools. Of course,audience
    A journalist is a person who reports the news. Journalists usually observe and then write about what they see. They don’t often present opinions but if they do they are supposed to make
    it didn’t solve all problems involving raceclear that those thoughts are opinions and not facts. But, this definition does not apply to a newer form of journalism, often referred to as “gonzo journalism.” Hunter S. Thompson (born July 18, 1939) is the journalist who is credited with creating gonzo journalism. Gonzo journalism is that in America. Challengewhich the reporter tells the story from his/her point of view, in a first-person account. Invite your students to findtemporarily be gonzo journalists and to rewrite a news story about race in today’s news. They should write a 5-W summaryfirst person account as if they were on the scene.
    Common Core Standard: Produce clear
    and explain howcoherent writing in which the story is connecteddevelopment and organization are appropriate to the Civil Rights Act or other civiltask, purpose, and audience
    Tell students that on July 18,1848, a women’s
    rights issue. They can use this cool online toolconvention began in Seneca Falls, NY. The attendees wrote a “Declaration of Sentiments,” similar to help them createthe Declaration of Independence. It focused on women’s rights about voting, property rights and divorce. It began a mind mapmovement toward equal rights for women that ultimately resulted in the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that gave voting rights to women in 1920. But, the struggle for equal rights continues today. Can your students think of their essay.ways in which men and women are treated differently? (For example, in the U.S. women can join the military but can’t be used in combat.) Can your students find examples in the news of others who are not being treated fairly? Allow time for them to write about and discuss what they find.
    Common Core Standard: Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
    We have several political parties inHave your students heard the U.S. butexpression to “read the two most popular areriot act?” What do they know about it? What would they like to know? It’s an interesting history. On July 20, 1715, the Democrats and the Republicans. The RepublicansRiot Act became an official party on July 6, 1854. Can your students find a Republicanlaw in today’s news? Have them write four questions they’d like to askEngland. It said that person, based onif 12 or more people where gathered in a public place and disturbing the contentspeace, an officer of the story.
    Common Core Standard: create focused questions
    Explain to students that President Ronald Reagan made history when he appointed Sandra Day O’Connor to
    law would come out and, in a loud voice, read the Supreme Court on July 7, 1981. She waslaw called the first woman to serve. Now, three of“Riot Act.” It said that the nine Justices are women. Justice O’Connor has retired fromking commanded the Court but she is still working to educate people and support our legal system. She is the sponsor of a great website called iCivics. It's a web-based education project designedgathered to teach students civics and inspire themgo home or to work immediately. Anyone who was still there an hour later would be active participantsarrested.Is there anyone in our democracy. iCivicstoday’s news who might be at risk of being read the riot act?
    Common Core Standard: drawing conclusions from text
    News in Pictures
    is the visiona feature of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concernedthe BBC website that your students are not gettingmight really like. They can visit the informationsite and tools they needthen click on "Day in Pictures" to see the offering for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support. At that site,today. After checking it out, invite students can play a variety of online games while they learn about civics. Oneto clip pdf files of the games has them role play beingphotos in the president. Before they play, have them find mentionnewspaper to create their own representation of President Obama"Day in today’s news and to write three facts about what he is doing. Then, they can go online and take their turn being the President.Pictures."
    Common Core Standard: select relevant factsConduct short as well as more sustained research projects
    Lessons written by Deborah Drezon Carroll. Carroll taught for ten years in Philadelphia, PA and is the author of two parenting books. She also coordinated the Newspaper in Education department of the Philadelphia Inquirer for 16 years.
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    Auto Safety
    Automobiles are one of
    If you’ve ever seen stock cars tearing around a track, you’ve probably noticed those cars don’t look like
    the greatest inventions ever. They allow youones your parents and grandparents drive. Think how weird it would be if your folks entered the family to easily get from place to place. They can take you to a store aroundmini-van in the block, or takeDaytona 500. Would you all acrossbelieve that’s the country. They allow people to see many things in a short period of time—famous cities, mountains, oceans and, yes, even Disney World. Without a car, it takes a lot more time and effort to get to these places. Passengerway stock car racing started? Racing didn’t always feature brightly painted cars aren’tbuilt for super-speedways. In the only kind of transportationearly days, the cars on the road. Minivans and other large vehicles are great for hauling a bunch of kids andtrack were the same cars found in the owners’ driveways.
    By the 1920s, car racing was everywhere. People drove
    their gear. Trucks haul all kinds of goods aroundfamily cars to racetracks across the country—they bring California grapes to Ohio and Florida vegetables to New York City. Buses move large numberscountry. Most of people and save energy to help the environment. Do you taketracks weren’t paved. Some were set up on beaches. The cars raced at a buswhopping 50 to school?
    Out for a Drive
    Automobiles do much for people,
    60 miles per hour. The races were exciting, but they can be dangerous too. Aswere also dangerous. Cars didn’t have seatbelts or airbags. Serious injuries were common, and sometimes drivers were killed.
    In 1947,
    a young person, cars are a bigger threatman named Bill France from Daytona Beach, Florida, realized that stock car racing needed somebody to you than just about anything else. A car accident occurs somewhere inorganize the country once every 3 seconds. An averageraces and set rules. He gathered a group of 4 people are killed every hour. Car accidents areracers and racing fans, and, together, that group formed the Number 1 leading causeNational Association of death among children in the United States. There are simple things you can do to greatly reduce your risk of being in an accident. Drivers often don’t see kids on bicyclesStock Car Auto Racing, or people walking.NASCAR. The key is to be smart and be safe.
    Seat Belts Save Lives
    Each year car crashes kill approximately 41,000 Americans and injure another 5.4 million. Safety belts are
    new organization chose the very best way to reduce your risk of deathtracks, set safety rules, and serious injury in an accident. Lap and shoulder belts are 40–50 percent effective in reducing deaths and 45–55 percent effective in preventing moderateeven offered insurance to critical injuries. In adrivers. It also set the rules for deciding the national stock car crash, seat belts keep you from being banged around inside or thrown outside ofchampionship.
    The first NASCAR race was run on
    the car. This greatly reduces your chance of injury or death. Everyone should wear a seat beltbeach at all times. Most accidents happen when you are only goingDaytona on February 26, 1948. More than 14,000 fans watched a short distance, close to home. If you need help findingracer from Atlanta, Georgia, named Red Byron fly across the seat beltfinish line ahead of dozens of other cars.
    NASCAR soon exploded
    in a car,popularity up and down the East Coast. Popular races started in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia. Races regularly drew audiences of ten or fastening it, be suretwenty-thousand people, and race winners won five- to ask an adult to help you.
    Take a Back Seat
    You may have heard stories
    ten thousand dollars in prize money.
    By 1960, NASCAR had left
    the news recently concerning childrendirt tracks for new paved tracks, called speedways. Giant tracks opened in Michigan, Delaware, and airbagsAlabama, as well as a new track in the front seat. Airbags were designed to provide a cushion for people if there should be a car crash. But airbags open so quickly—Daytona. More and with so much force—that they can seriously injure babiesmore fans attended every race, and small children seated in the front seat. To be safe, all children should sit indrivers won more and more money.
    Other changes affected NASCAR over
    the back seat at all times, with seat belts buckled. Many of today’s vehicles do not have airbags in the back seat. With your seat belt securely fastened, the back seat isyears. In the safest place1970s, companies started paying race teams to be.
    Video World
    Some school buses now have video cameras recording what goes
    advertise their products on inside the bus. In some districts they are on allcars. Also, the time. In some districts students don’t know whencars themselves changed. People stopped racing cars off the cameras will be on. Supportersstreet and started building their own, special cars. And the cars got faster. Stock cars now can go almost 200 miles per hour.
    Today, millions
    of these cameras say they are neededpeople go to bring safe behaviorNASCAR events, and millions more watch the races on buses. Opponents say they are a way of spying on kids. What do you think?television. NASCAR is as popular as any other sport, including football, basketball, and baseball.

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    Topic: Using Transitions in Writing
    Before you became a critical reader/writer, you may have received a note
    Found Poetry
    Found Poems are poems created
    from your teacher onborrowed words and phrases that are written by someone else. The words for these poems are 'found' within an existing text such as the newspaper. To create a paperFound Poem, you wrote. It may have said, “Use transitions.” If so, you learned that you now need an arsenal ofwill select and combine words and phrases to easecreate or "find" a readerpoem.
    Use only isolated words, phrases or sentences
    from idea to idea.
    your source.
    Don't add any words.
    You can delete words.
    You can change the tense of
    a quick review of transitions, organized by their types:
    1. Time:
    You can repeat words, phrases, sentences.

    After screeching through the turn from Main Street onto Broad, the speeding car barreled throughselecting a red light at the Old Fort Parkway intersection.
    Hitting speeds
    central theme, choose a list of up to 80 mph,key words or phrases that describe or support this theme. Find all the car then careened up Broad Street, finally smashing into a utility pole near Thompson Lane.
    2. Repetition:
    Our neighbor Shelly said she has tried and tried to call attention to the problem.
    She has written 25 letters to various government officials.
    She has made countless phone calls.
    She has even taken time off work to stake out the mayor’s office.
    3. Contrast and/or comparison:
    Officials insist the campus has plenty of parking spaces.
    However , cars could be seen Monday parked
    words in grassy medians, in frontone article or story or choose them from different parts of fire hydrants, even on the sidewalks.
    4 . Pronouns and demonstrative adjectives:
    “This ordinance absolutely must pass,” the mayor declared.
    He threatened
    newspaper including, ads, obituaries, comics, sports, etc.
    Arrange these words or phrases
    to resign in protest if it short didn’t.
    That ultimatum irked
    create the council members, who promptly decided to call his bluff.
    5. Conjunctive adverbs :
    Developers are applying for a permit to build a landfill on the site.
    Meanwhile , environmentalists are organizing opposition to the plan.
    Here are a few of the many examples of this last type:
    · accordingly
    · consequently
    · moreover
    · therefore
    Find examples of transitions in the news. Identify the type of each one
    poem you find.found.
    Common Core Standard: develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing
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