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  • quick-writes composed by individual learners in response to questions and tasks for any and all of the Design Features;
  • pair/trio sharing of individual quick-writes to establish academic conversations in a safe environment with high accountability to the task and the group members;
  • charting of the pair/trio sharing by members of the group to represent the work of the group to the entire class;
  • gallery walks for members of the group (or class) to read and take notes on the pair/trio work in preparation for a whole class discussion of the task;
  • whole class discussions of the questions or tasks that prompted the scaffold of quick-writes, pair/trio share, charting, and gallery walks to deepen understandings and address lingering questions;
  • model of a total performance in order to help learners develop a mental picture of what the real thing looks like and to understand its essence;
  • reader/writer notebooks in which learners compose quick-writes, take notes, compose observations for writings, respond to questions and tasks, and track their learning; and
  • step backs in which learners meta-cognitively reflect through quick-writes, pair/trio shares, charting, gallery walks, discussions, and writing assignments on the content and pedagogy of their learning to develop and track their understandings and habits of thinking.

Instructional rationale for the unit

Patterned way of reading, writing, and talking

This unit supports students’ developing understanding of persuasion through content-focused inquiries supported by habits of thinking. We use the expression "habits of thinking" as an umbrella term for knowing how to work in different disciplines. The unit describes how students will develop habits of thinking as they practice reading the speeches in the unit multiple times for different purposes, as proficient readers do when making sense of complex texts. They will also write and talk about the texts in terms of the different questions posed as they are guided to interpret the speeches for the quality of their arguments and evidence and to analyze each speech's structure. What students learn about persuasion and persuasive speeches, as part of this patterned work with each speech, helps them to do the work of ELA to use the unit's core speeches as models for the development of their own persuasive speeches.

Embedded in this patterned way of reading, writing, and talking with each speech are the rituals and routines which scaffold students through the tasks by requesting initial thinking in the form of quick-writes where the goal is to get one’s thoughts down without regard to language conventions. Such writing helps students see that they can discover what’s on their minds by thinking quickly on paper. Discussions with pairs or trios create accountability to the task at hand and to the group through intellectual intimacy and allows students to share their thinking in a semi-private situation before taking it public with a large group discussion where it can be debated and tracked through teacher charting of responses. Students learn new information in manageable segments which are sequenced to build on prior knowledge and explicitly relate to the overarching questions and core concepts of the unit.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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Source:  OpenStax, Selected lessons in persuasion. OpenStax CNX. Apr 07, 2008 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10520/1.2
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