CSUN SED 525EN - Parallel Structure (4 pages)

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California State University, Northridge
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Sed 525en - Meth Tch English

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DAILY LESSON PLAN Teacher s Name Andrew Barlam Unit Writing Conventions Class Period English 9 Period 2 Date February 10 2010 Agenda Introducing parallel structure Fixing faulty parallelism Handout Creating parallel sentences Finding our own examples Journal reflection on lesson Homework Self critiques California Content Standards Grammar and Mechanics of Writing 1 2 Understanding sentence construction e g parallel structure subordination proper placement of modifiers and proper English usage e g consistency of verb tenses ELD Standards Addressed Writing English Language Conventions Grades 9 12 Sentence Structure and Grammar Revise writing for appropriate word choice organization consistent point of view and transitions with some variation in grammatical forms and spelling Grades 9 12 Grammar Create coherent paragraphs through effective transitions and parallel structure Grades 9 12 Capitalization Punctuation and Spelling Edit writing for the mechanics to approximate standard grammatical forms Objectives When reviewing sentences containing faulty parallelism in their own writing students will be able to recognize and correct their mistakes making clearer sentences Materials Needed Whiteboard and dry erase marker Overhead projector and computer Handout on creating parallel sentences Classroom textbook Student reflection journals Activities Time 5 minutes Teacher Procedures Introduction to parallel structure Introduce concept of parallelism with the sentence I came I saw I conquered on the board Explain how its parallelism makes it powerful Student Responsibilities Contemplate and share with the class the potential benefits of parallel words If called on explain how the sentence Explain that the term parallel isn t just for math It also applies to writing Explain that phrases I like pizza rice and eating hamburgers could be improved using parallelism such as Veni vidi vici have their place when used for emphasis When the extra emphasis is not needed explain how the



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