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Joan’s Junk Shop Common Core Standards: Language

Notes on Language Standards:

1. Conventions of Standard English: Grammar & Usage

2. Conventions of Standard English: Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling
(Prompts 1–48). While this is a creative writing book, students, as demonstrated by the “Student Writing” samples, are urged to be correct at all levels.

3. Knowledge of Language
(Prompts: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26, 29, 31, 35, 36, 39, 44).

4. Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Academic & Domain-specific Terms
(Prompts 1–48). Students are required to apply their understanding of literary terms (setting, conflict, point of view, etc.) to revise and rewrite their original drafts.

1. Conventions of Standard English: Grammar and Usage 2. Conventions of Standard English: Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling 3. Knowledge of Language

4. Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Meaning of Unknown Words 5. Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Understanding Figures of Speech 6. Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Academic and Domain-specific Terms

Joan’s Junk Shop

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Headlines

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Life is Fair—Or is it?

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Ranters

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Conversation

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Unlikely Friendship

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Risks

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Mr. Jones Camping Trip

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Everyone Needs Bella

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Monty Saves the Day

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Two Outs in the 9th

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Surprise Discovery

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Eerie Office

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Ms. Grant’s Classroom

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The Reluctant Leader

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The Silly King

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Eccentric Edith

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Confronting a Bully

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Waiting Room

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The Rooming House

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The American

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Barney’s Choice

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Little Things Make a Big Difference

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Small Places

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Titles

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Favorite Film

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Picturing the Past

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Pleasant Memory

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Crowded Place

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Literary Favorite

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Really Right Room

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Animals

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Wrong Job

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School Place

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Another Place

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Get Mad

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The Predictable Person

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Help

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How To Do It

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Good Job

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Surprise!

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A Failure

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Prove It

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Success

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The Leader

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Who Are You?

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Predictions

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Future U

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Joan’s Junk Shop Common Core Standards: Writing

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Notes on Writing Standards:

1. Text Type & Purpose: Argument
(Prompts: 3, 4, 8, 11, 13, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 43, 46). Note that many of these are descriptions, but they are set up as arguments “proving” the overall impression of a place.

2. Text Type & Purpose: Exposition
(Prompts: 15, 21, 35, 39, 40, 44, 45, 47). Note that the supporting information in many of these comes from the memory or the imagination. The writing is organized to explain, not to argue or to tell a story.

3. Text Type & Purpose: Narrative
(Prompts: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 38, 41, 42, 48)

4. Production and Distribution if Writing: Clarity and Coherence
Encouraged in Prompts 1–48 and a requirement for the Student Samples.

5. Production and Distribution: Planning, Revising, Rewriting
Each prompt takes the students through all stages of the process of writing.

6. Production and Distribution: Technology
This is not a component of the book, but students are encouraged to use the new technology to reach a wider audience.

9. Research: Literary & Informational Texts
(Prompts 1–48). At the end of each prompt, students find names of books, films, and television shows that could provide more information or inspiration to continue what they have started.

10. Range of Writing: Single Sitting
(Prompts 1–48). All the prompts are designed for one class period.

11. Range of Writing: Extended Writing
(Prompts 1–48). While students may write for only a short time, they are encouraged to keep writing to complete what they have started. The Student Writing section contains good examples of this encouragement.

1. Text Type & Purpose: Argument 2. Text Type & Purpose: Exposition 3. Text Type & Purpose: Narrative 4. Production & Distribution: Clarity and Coherence 5. Production & Distribution: Planning, Revising, Rewriting 6. Production & Distribution: Technology 7. Research: Research Projects 8. Research: Multiple Print and Digital Sources 9. Research: Literary and Informational Texts 10. Range of Writing: Single Sitting 11. Range of Writing: Extended Writing

Joan’s Junk Shop

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Headlines

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Life is Fair—Or is it?

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Ranters

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Conversation

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Unlikely Friendship

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Risks

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Mr. Jones Camping Trip

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Everyone Needs Bella

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Monty Saves the Day

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Two Outs in the 9th

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Surprise Discovery

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Eerie Office

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Ms. Grant’s Classroom

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The Reluctant Leader

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The Silly King

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Eccentric Edith

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Confronting a Bully

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Waiting Room

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The Rooming House

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The American

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Barney’s Choice

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Little Things Make a Big Difference

x x x x x x

Small Places

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Titles

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Favorite Film

x x x x x x x

Picturing the Past

x x x x x x

Pleasant Memory

x x x x x x

Crowded Place

x x x x x x x

Literary Favorite

x x x x x x

Really Right Room

x x x x x x x

Animals

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Wrong Job

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School Place

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Another Place

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Get Mad

x x x x x x x

The Predictable Person

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Help

x x x x x x

How To Do It

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Good Job

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Surprise!

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A Failure

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Prove It

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Success

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The Leader

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Who Are You?

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Predictions

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Future U

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Joan’s Junk Shop NCTE Standards

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7) Each of the 48 prompts in Joan’s Junk Shop suggests a short reading and film that relate in some thematic and/or stylistic manner to the particular prompt. Accessing and examining these resources constitutes research and addresses Standard #7.

10) Although these lessons are not designed to address Standard #10 (Second Language) per se, creative writing assignments are an excellent means for ESL students to practice and expand their English language skills.

11) Joan’s Junk Shop can be readily adapted to include various peer-editing and shared writing experiences which would address Standard #11 (Communities).

1. Literary Range 2. Lit Periods/
Genres
3. Textual Analyis 4. Voice 5. Audience 6. Form/
Technique
7. Research 8. Technology 9. Diversity 10. Second Language 11. Language Communities 12. Purpose

Joan’s Junk Shop

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Headlines

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Life is Fair—Or is it?

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Ranters

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Conversation

x x x x x x x x

Unlikely Friendship

x x x x x x x x x

Risks

x x x x x x x x

Mr. Jones Camping Trip

x x x x x x x x

Everyone Needs Bella

x x x x x x x x

Monty Saves the Day

x x x x x x

Two Outs in the 9th

x x x x x x x x

Surprise Discovery

x x x x x x x

Eerie Office

x x x x x x x x

Ms. Grant’s Classroom

x x x x x x x x

The Reluctant Leader

x x x x x x x x

The Silly King

x x x x x x x x

Eccentric Edith

x x x x x x x

Confronting a Bully

x x x x x x x x

Waiting Room

x x x x x x

The Rooming House

x x x x x x x

The American

x x x x x x x x

Barney’s Choice

x x x x x x x

Little Things Make a Big Difference

x x x x x x x

Small Places

x x x x x x x

Titles

x x x x x x

Favorite Film

x x x x x x x x

Picturing the Past

x x x x x x

Pleasant Memory

x x x x x x x

Crowded Place

x x x x x x x

Literary Favorite

x x x x x x x x x x

Really Right Room

x x x x x x x x

Animals

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Wrong Job

x x x x x x x x

School Place

x x x x x x x x x

Another Place

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Get Mad

x x x x x x x

The Predictable Person

x x x x x x

Help

x x x x x x x x x

How To Do It

x x x x x x x x

Good Job

x x x x x x x x

Surprise!

x x x x x x x x

A Failure

x x x x x x x x

Prove It

x x x x x x

Success

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The Leader

x x x x x x x

Who Are You?

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Predictions

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Future U

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