Brainstorming Teacher Resources
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Introduce a Claim by Engaging the Reader
Writers want their audience to be captivated from the very beginning of an argumentative essay. How can your young writers accomplish this? Watch the video for one possible strategy. The video focuses on the introduction, and since...
5 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts 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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts 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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
9 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts 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...
7 mins 11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Little Prince: Brainstorming Activity
What do you think of when you hear the word adult? Or friend? Learners brainstorm with a group of peers to list the words they think of when they hear seven words from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Impact of Climate Change on Bees in Eastern Forests: Pollination in Action
Who needs bees? We do! Kids get a chance to understand the pollination process, and the important role bees play in our environment. They play a really great game that shows them how bees normally act versus how bees act when...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Digital Citizenship Pledge
What does it mean to be a digital citizen? It means being responsible, respectful, and having the same type of behavior one would expect in a classroom setting. The core of this lesson revolves around discussion and brainstorming...
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United States
Would I be able to access all areas of the school if I used a wheelchair? Or if I could not see? After brainstorming a list of typical life activities, class members assume the role of a person with a specific disability and consider...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
EdTech Tuesdays: Be a Connected Educator with Billy Krakower
"Best advice would be, 'Get on Twitter!'" Consider the input of technology instructor Billy Krakower in an interview from the 2014 ISTE conference, who discusses the importance of brainstorming ideas with teachers around the world and...
1 min Pre-K - Higher Ed Classroom Support CCSS: Adaptable
Support an Argument
It's time to plan! Brainstorm a persuasive writing assignment with this graphic organizer. Middle schoolers use the organizer to choose a topic, create a stance, and note the argument. They also identify the argument for the opposing...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Waste Heat to Generate Electricity
High school energy enthusiasts will be able to explain how thermal energy that is a byproduct of industry can be used as an alternative way to generate electricity. After some discussion, brainstorming, listening to podcasts, and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed