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Lesson Plan 13: Going Deeper Mini-Lesson
November is NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month! If your class is participating (or simply doing a narrative writing unit), this peer review lesson is part of a larger unit which can be easily found online. Once your writers have some drafting completed, give them the opportunity to gain and appreciate constructive criticism from their peers.
5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Lesson Plan 15: Taking the work out of workshop
Why not turn your elementary class into novelists? They work through a series of writer's workshop activities to understand how to use description in their writing to establish plot and character. They also focus on peer evaluation and giving/receiving constructive criticism.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan 15: Taking the "Work" Out of Workshopping
Learning how to provide constructive criticism in a writing workshop is an essential skill. After responding to a prompt that asks them to write about a character who turns something rough or sparse into something beautiful, pupils use this piece of writing to serve as a metaphor for helping writers fix up their stories to make them great.
8th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Have your high schoolers practice their public speaking skills by writing an either/or speech. Individually, they complete an outline on what they want to discuss and give their speech to the class. To end the lesson, they complete a rubric for each speaker and offer constructive criticism.
9th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 65 Downloads
Lesson Plan 2: Good Novel, Bad Novel
What are the characteristics of a good piece of writing? What makes a story interesting? Give your pupils a chance to define the qualities of good novels and what they see as the qualities of bad novels. Class members record these characteristics on a “Good Novel, Bad Novel” worksheet and keep these responses in their writing notebooks.
6th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Creating Multimedia Reviews with Glogster
Students use Glogster to create online reviews of books and films. In this online review lesson, students use the website to create an interactive poster that reviews a film or book. Students make comments and given feedback on each others' online work.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 20 Downloads
Kids take a critical look at each other's work in order to understand the editing process while providing constructive suggestions. This handout really sets learners up to successfully offer constructive critique to their peers. Helpful and not-so-helpful examples give clear depictions of what learners are to do (and not to do).
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Be Our Guest
Students share their own opinions about proper and poor etiquette in school. After reading an article, they discover matters of etiquette and conflict that occur during holiday rituals. They role-play the potential conflicts and resolutions.
6th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 135 Downloads
Socratic Seminars in English Class
What is a Socratic Seminar? Discover this type of discussion and it functions. Split the class into two groups with Group A sitting in an inner circle and Group B in an outer circle. Each person in Group B is assigned to a person in Group A to keep track of their partners' comments and responses.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 38 Downloads
Dali & Desnos
Students explore surreal art and poetry. In this visual arts lesson, students examine works by André Breton, Robert Desnos, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miro. Students then apply the techniques in the works they analyze to their own poetry.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Green Stuff: Designing an Earth-Friendly Room
In this activity students explore earth-friendly materials that can be used in home environments. They learn about the relationship between the environment and design, and use a variety of problem-solving strategies. They work in collaborative groups to research furniture, bedding, flooring, and other home products, and be given a budget to design a room.
7th - 8th Math 4 Views 10 Downloads
Students, through a series of 4 lessons, explore what it means to revise their written work. They revise a bland story together and then practice revising their own papers by identifying the main action and "exploding" that moment into a more detailed description.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 40 Downloads
Sitting in a Setting: Assessing the Setting
Learners correct and give feedback on written compositions. In this English lesson, students read each other’s composition and provide constructive feedback about the writing. Giving a mini lecture on how to give correct feedback before this activity sends the learners in the right direction.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
"Wright-ing" Biographies for Young Readers
Middle schoolers research the life of the Wright brothers or another famous person, write a draft biography, peer edit, make edits, and share the final biography with a younger reader. Lesson can be adapted for younger and older learners.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Storybook Theatre-Acting Out Children's Storybooks
Students listen to a read aloud of a storybook focusing the characters and story elements. They decide how to act out the story by deciding on appropriate voices and actions for the characters. They determine lines that would be spoken by the characters, and act out the story showing its beginning, middle, and end.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads