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Lesson 34: Editing and publishing opinion essays

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Students complete the writing process to answer the prompt: What is a central message that is conveyed through Julian, Huey, and Father's actions in The Stories Julian Tells?

Additional Materials:

  • Julian Text Access Document

  • Julian Assessment Overview Document

  • Culminating writing task directions

  • Culminating writing task rubric

  • Culminating writing task - student exemplar

  • Prewriting graphic organizer_teacher reference

  • Students’ first drafts of their opinion essays in their reading logs.

  • Final draft writing paper

Additional Notes:

  • There are two versions of the culminating writing task directions available. The first version (page 1) is similar to what students might encounter on an assessment. The second version (page 2) provides scaffolding for students who may need additional support. Teachers should select the version to use.
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