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Resource Dean May's "Bad Writing" exercise
Dean May's "Bad Writing" exercise
  • Created By Alec Patton
  • Description:
    Dean adapted this exercise from Neal Pollack's more extended "Bad Writing" exercise, which appears in "Don't Forget To Write", a fantastic book with lots of great writing exercises.
  • Purpose:
    By taking a paragraph of excellent writing and turning it into bad writing, students identify the elements that make "good writing" so good.
  • Targets: Teacher
  • Standards:
  • CCSS.LA.11-12.RL.CCR.4
    11th Grade, 12th Grade
    CCSS.LA.11-12.RL.CCR.5
    11th Grade, 12th Grade



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