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Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings
Beginning a narrative can be scary--or funny, or sad, or filled with fantasy. After being guided through the reading of a variety of first sentences, pupils come up with examples of each type. The young writers then try their hand at crafting different types of beginnings for their narrative.
5th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 27 Downloads
Lesson Plan 12: Beginnings
Adventure into the world of authors! As part of a larger writing unit, this lesson falls on that exhilarating first day the pen hits the paper. But how to begin? Learners share concerns and excitement. They explore the purpose of first sentences and examine several examples on a worksheet (not included, buy it is easily found online).
6th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Getting Hooked, Introduction for a Narrative
How can you interest your reader? Here is a great lesson on reading and discussing the characteristics of a narrative. Elementary schoolers explore writing techniques to hook the reader. They identify their hook and share their introductions in small groups.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 38 Views 436 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Backwards Poem using "Holes" by Louis Sachar
Introduce your class to verbal irony and oxymorons in this lesson, which prompts them to write a "backwards poem" based on the novel Holes. After reading the first chapter, discuss the use of irony, beginning with the very first sentence. A sample of a backwards poem, full of oxymorons, demonstrates how to go about writing a poem.
5th - 7th Language Arts 4 Views 57 Downloads
Learn the Steps to Clear Essay Writing!
Introduce your young writers to the five-paragraph expository essay format with a four-page learning exercise that uses color codes to model for writers how to craft the essay. Although designed to prepare writers for the GED, the approach can be used with any expository writing assignment.
3 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Hooks with Books: Never Judge a Book by its Cover
Upper elementary writers analyze effective first sentences, or hooks used to grab a reader's attention. They consider how various written media has used highly topical hooks by comparing the first sentences found in books and newspapers. They use this strategy to build a foundation which will be used in their expository writing at a future time.
5th - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 40 Downloads
Paragraph Writing, Part 1: How Esperanza Responds on the Train (Revisiting Chapter 5: "Las Guayabas/Guavas")
When your class members have completed the novel Esperanza Rising, they will be ready to write an expository essay on how Esperanza responds to events and what this says about her character. Set your pupils up for success by starting out with text-dependent questions about the chapter that will be the focus of their writing, in this case chapter five.
5th - 7th Language Arts 62 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How to Research and Write an Essay
Research and write a 500-word essay. Pupils research a topic and write an essay based on their research. They use the given directions and examples to help them research, organize, format, and write their essay. There's a short chart included that highlights signs of a good website and signs of a bad website.
10th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 152 Downloads
Take Five: Writing a Color-Coded Paragraph
Use a traffic light to model a very basic paragraph plan. The Go, or topic sentence, is written in green and expresses an opinion about the topic. Information that supports the opinion of the Go sentence is written in yellow and the Stop, or concluding sentence, is written in red.
K - 5th Language Arts 58 Views 672 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Noah Mills is going to be a new student, and he is very afraid of starting at a new school! Use this prompt to introduce friendly letter writing. After studying the format, classmates write Noah a letter filled with specific details to persuade him that this school is the best.
K - 4th Language Arts 17 Views 147 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Write with Writers
Write and work with authors on the Scholastic Website to promote the recognition of various genres. Young writers will participate in activities based on the type of writing such as biography, descriptive, folktales, mystery, news, and speech writing.
3rd - 7th Language Arts 14 Views 217 Downloads
Action or Linking? - Test Your Knowledge of Linking Verbs
In this grammar worksheet, students learn about using linking verbs in sentence writing. They then use what they read to answer the 12 problems on the worksheet. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
6th - 9th Language Arts 25 Views 298 Downloads
Writing Effective Summaries
Drafting a strong first sentence for a summary is an important step. Writers can use the formula presented on this handout to get started. The resource lists three steps to put together a strong topic sentence, as well as tips and hints for the remainder of the summary.
4th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 7 Downloads
Letter Writing Basics
Students write a business letter with information regarding specific writing mechanics. In this writing lesson, students learn to write a business letter and they focus on one area of concern. Students follow a business letter template and use a word processor to edit and enhance their written communication.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 21 Views 102 Downloads
Writing Myths I
Explain a natural phenomenon in an original myth. After researching the phenomenon they have chosen, young readers use factual information to include in their myth. They find synonyms and new phrases to create vivid images as they write an original myth.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Writing with Pronouns
In this writing with pronouns worksheet, students practice, review, and assess pronoun usage by replacing nouns with appropriate pronouns in sentences, using pronouns from a list to fill in the blanks, and deciding which pronouns complete sentences from multiple choices.
3rd - 4th English Language Development 17 Views 111 Downloads