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A BIOGRAPHICAL JOURNEY: USING THE LITTLE PRINCE TO EXPLORE BIOGRAPHY & CREAIVE WRITING
Students integrate Author and Biography study with Students personal perspective. They make connections between research and creative writing. Students enrich research and critical thinking skills. They encourage students to think about and develop their own life stories.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 13 Views 41 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Carving Through History
Peek into the art and history of ancient Mexico by analyzing the artifact Stone Serpent Heads. Learners examine images of the piece, discuss its origin, history, and significance. They experience the carving process by creating similar pieces from clay or soap.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 46 Downloads
Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way
Do your young authors suffer from Writer's Block when they try to write short stories? Access their natural creativity with C-Gor, the writing monster! Intended for use with a SMART board (but not restricted to it), the lesson takes aspiring authors through a new writing process called C-Gor (Character, Goals, Obstacles, Results).
7th - 9th Language Arts 68 Views 340 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Crucible Project Sheet
Provide your pupils with 12 project options for The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The first six are creative writing assignments ranging from a letter to the editor to a memoir. Each option comes with a brief description and there is a rubric provided that is applicable to all creative writing projects.
8th - 11th Language Arts 18 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Creative Writing Unit: Analyzing, Interpreting, Discussing and Writing Various Genres of African-American Literature
A six-week unit takes high schoolers through various works of African-American literature, including poems, plays, and short stories. The lesson plan format includes a week-by-week description of activities, goals, materials, and assessments.
10th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 109 Downloads
Creative Writing for Film
Students select a piece of their original writing to transition to a short movie. An appropriate use of credits, visuals, editing, and music are fostered in this lesson. The projects are converted to CDs which can be shown at a film festival.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 24 Downloads
Cells Group Creative Writing
Tap into writing skills in your science class with this creative writing activity! Get your class to learn the words mitochondria, cytoplasm, chloroplast, chlorophyll, nucleolus, nucleus, tissues, organs, vacuole, and chromosome by writing a brief collaborative story in 25 minutes.
5th - 8th Language Arts 12 Views 80 Downloads
Creative Writing: Children's Building Blocks
Your class can participate in a writing program involving four building blocks. By exploring words, sentences, writing forms, and story organization, they improve their creative writing skills throughout this year-long unit. Early in the unit, students write autobiographies and progress through biographies, letters, and poems and end with stories.
6th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 36 Downloads
Creative Writing Workshop (Middle, Reading/Writing)
Bring this lesson into your unit about creative writing and precise language. First, middle schoolers create a piece of writing with the help of their classmates. In the second part of this workshop, they edit their own piece of writing. This exercise allows them to use their knowledge of grammar and word choice in their writing.
5th - 9th Language Arts 40 Views 312 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Humans and the Land
Art acts as inspiration for a conversation about human impact on the environment and creative writing. The class examines three pieces, looking for evidence of human impact on the landscape. They then write a first-person narrative, from the perspective of a human from the past.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 30 Views 80 Downloads
Introduce your middle school writers to a higher level creative writing activity. They become familiar with the literary term pun, and illustrate their writing with clipart they find online. They complete a worksheet on puns in which they identify which word creates the pun.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 86 Downloads
Details, Details, Details
Have you assigned your learners a creative writing project, only to find that their incredible creativity doesn't easily translate to writing? Here's some practice to kick them into sensory overload! Using their five senses, they choose vocabulary words from a word bank to describe a variety of scenarios.
5th - 8th Language Arts 37 Views 423 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Five W's
Help your class explore journalism by participating in a creative writing activity. They will discuss who, what, when, where, why, and how as they help in the writing process. They will examine a story pyramid and create a story that adheres to that format.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 16 Views 53 Downloads
Focus on building suspense as well as evaluating web sites through creative writing. After introducing the idea of suspense and holding a discussion, class members complete a WebQuest, during which they find inspiration for their own scary story.
9th - 11th Language Arts 8 Views 28 Downloads
A Tour Through the Circulatory System
Use Microsoft Publisher to create a brochure tracing the path blood flows through the body. Working in cooperative groups, seventh graders use creative writing skills to create a "travel" brochure written from the viewpoint of a drop of blood.
7th Science 14 Views 289 Downloads
Revise Creative Writing to Include Descriptive Details
Poetry can be a powerful, visual experience when authors use details that fully depict the scene. Show your class how to modify their drafts to include more effective details with the video or slides included here. The narrator starts out by reviewing the prompt that the lesson is based on (a poetry response to Emily Dickinson's poem "The Wind's Visit").
9 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review A+ Writing Prompts
Shake it up! Shake your tablet to bring up a unique writing prompt for journaling or blogging with your class. Shake again and a new one appears. Prompts can come from different categories (sketches, scenes, texts, words, news) to help learners overcome writer's block.
4th - 12th Language Arts 109 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable