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Brainstorm and Plan Arguments in Response to a Prompt
Part of a series of videos that use John Moir’s article, “The Little Owls that Live Underground” as a text, this segment models how to brainstorm and plan arguments for a persuasive letter. Viewers are directed to develop arguments and use evidence from the article to support the provided claim.
9 mins 7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Develop an Alternate Ending to a Text by Brainstorming
What if . . .? Is the view of the empty street in front of the White’s house the only possible ending to “The Monkey’s Paw”? The narrator of this short video models for viewers how to use brainstorming to generate possible alternative conclusions to W.
7 mins 11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Brainstorm Possible Story Ideas for a Response to a Narrative Prompt
Batten down the hatches, there's a storm brewing. Young writers learn how to brainstorm ideas for a personal narrative in the second lesson of this writing series. Watch the video and follow along with the instructor as she explains her thought process for generating writing topics.
6 mins 3rd - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Songwriting Skill - Brainstorming Ideas: The Cheetah Girls - “One Love”
Encourage your class members to sing a song of themselves to celebrate their experiences by composing lyrics only they can write. This initial exercise begins with a brainstorming session based on "One World." Class members suggest experiences, feelings, and ideas from their lives triggered by the lyrics from The Cheetah Girls' song.
5th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Leave all critics and censors out of this activity, but include all class members in an introduction to two types of brainstorming. The “Seeds” strategy involves listing seeds for a script that grow from something seen, read, dreamed, etc., that sticks in one’s mind.
9th - 11th Language Arts 7 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Introduce your young writers to visual brainstorming. No matter the type of project, the provided templates will help class members generate and record ideas, organize information, and develop questions for further inquiry. The scripted plan includes templates, directions for the use of the software, models, and adaptations.
7th - 12th Language Arts 38 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Brainstorming can be more than simply writing down a few ideas. Using the Inspiration Software program, learners visualize the process and learn about linking ideas to form logical relationships. Even without the program, there is still plenty to use here.
6th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 144 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Brainstorming Ideas and Determining Your Position for a Persuasive Essay
Meat eater or vegetarian? Here’s a series of activities that prepare writers for crafting a persuasive essay. Using the included worksheets, the class works together to craft arguments for and against eating meat. They discuss issues (economics, personal freedoms, safety, personal beliefs, environmental impact) and brainstorm support that could be used for either position.
6th - 10th Language Arts 125 Views 272 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students brainstorm a list of possible topics for their essay. As a class, they review the characteristics of anecdotal writing and the form they take in newspapers or autobiographies. To end the lesson, they decide on their topic for their college essay and write about it informally in their journals.
11th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 15 Downloads
Students identify and generate ideas that relate to the topic of work and experiment with freeing up their thinking through mind mapping. They promote spontaneity and create one clustering diagram. Finally, students organize their brainstorming materials and write up the material in a short story, essay, or poem.
6th - 10th Language Arts 12 Views 41 Downloads
Peace Brainstorming Activity
Students study the topic of peace and use brainstorming techniques to create a clustering diagram. For this peace brainstorming activity, students organize brainstorming material to complete a writing assignment. Students create their own story, poem, or essay representative of the brainstorming work they have completed.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students reflect on their strengths and interests, to facilitate self-awareness. They record their interests and hobbies on the BrainStorm worksheet. Students draw in the middle of their brain a picture or paste a photo that represents themselves or their interests.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Brainstorming Questions for Pre-writing with Photos
Sixth graders brainstorm questions about the images given. In this questioning skills lesson, 6th graders practice asking meaningful questions by brainstorming questions about images posted around the classroom.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
My Favorite Room - Brainstorming Sheet
In this writing worksheet, students brainstorm a writing piece about their favorite room. They write a purpose sentence, and fill a chart that describes the room using the senses. They write a draft using the purpose sentence and three to five supporting sentences.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 12 Views 121 Downloads