Composition Bundle (Grades 9-12)

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Course Description

This bundle includes the Expository (9-12) with Make and Take course and the Persuasive (9-12) with Make and Take course. Make and Take boxes and materials will be mailed to the physical address that you provide at checkout and will arrive within a week of purchasing the 9-12 Composition Bundle.

In the Expository (9-12) course, participants will experience how to take the foundation of Expository CAFE and learn how to achieve 3’s and 4’s. OCTO Surgery will become OCTO MORE, How and Why CAFÉ will become CAFÉ PLUS, and much more! Teachers will learn to take students who are good authors and equip them with the strategies to make them excellent authors. If you would like to empower your kids to reach their fullest writing potential through hands on, tangible, brain-based strategies, you do not want to miss this course!

At the conclusion of the Persuasive course, teachers will leave with strategies and activities that will help even struggling writers approach persuasive/argumentative writing with confidence. Handouts will expose them to the logos, pathos, and ethos rationales. Individual and group activities will allow students to polish their persuasive skills and make convincing arguments in fun ways. Participating in the development and writing of a complete persuasive/argumentative paper, including introductions and conclusions, teachers will receive an organizer and a manipulative that will effectively lead their students through a position essay. Focus will also be placed on the role of the counterarguments and addressing them in this type of paper. At the end of the course, participants leave with new strategies and activities and a “Can Do” attitude with regard to the assessment.

Welcome to your Make and Take journey with Teach BIG: The Writing Academy!  You will receive your box of Make and Take materials approximately one week from the date you sign up for the course.  You are welcome to begin the course, but you will need to stop when a Make and Take time appears until you have received your box of goodies, unless you would like to progress through the course and compete the Make and Take at a later time. 

Some Make and Take pointers:

  • Your Make and Take box will be shipped to the mailing address that we are provided at the time of enrollment.
  • Your box will arrive with only a mailing label on the front and a course label on the side of your box.
  • You will have a cute top label that has been printed of full-sheet sticker paper inside your box.  You can apply that label at any time.
  • You will see that you are also receiving a sheet of stickers which have numbers upon it.  Those are the number that will be applied to your bags as you create them.
  • The course will build in instructions for making everything directly after the unit for which that activity applies.
  • Some bags will contain a one whole group demonstration set, while others will contain small group or individual sets of manipulatives.
  • A timer is embedded to provide time for you to complete the cutting, gluing, folding, or assembling.
  • If you choose to add on the Make and Take portion after you have completed then course, you will receive a video with only the Make and Take portion of the course.
  • A certificate of attendance will be assigned after the completion of the course/Make and Take time.
  • It is your responsibility to truly engage and create all of the manipulatives designed for your class.
  • All copyright laws apply to use, copying, and distribution of all materials contained within the Make and Take.  The box of manipulatives is designed for one class and for the individual educator who completed the course.