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GR 11 Unit 2

Understanding Informational Texts

Unit Overview
In this 6 week unit, students will be immersed in a study of informational texts.  Students will explore how a specific individuals, ideas, or events interact over the course of a text. Students will examine an author's point of view in an informational text that contains strong rhetoric.

In writing students will complete two informational pieces: a piece on a nonfiction topic and a piece stating their opinion of a text or topic. 

Essential Questions

How do writers sustain a research project?


 Vocabulary Key Understanding
 the use of discussion to summarize the background material in a piece of writing
Sustained continue over a long period of time

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