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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
Outlining and Organizing Made Easy
Outlining and organizing an essay are made easy with the help of Inspiration® graphic organizers. Specific directions and colorful graphics model for writers how to use the software to craft these key steps in the writing process. Adaptations and extensions are included.
7th - 12th Language Arts 68 Views 198 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Outline Your Plot
Prepare for a wild ride on the plot roller coaster! Budding authors outline their novel plots through this set of visual and entertaining worksheets. They follow the story of Boris the Unicorn, which demonstrates the various stages of a typical fiction plot.
4th - 8th Language Arts 71 Views 279 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Is the Writing Process?
Use this packet to support a narrative writing assignment. The materials included in the packet center around a prompt for writing about a rite of passage. Each part of the writing process is described and demonstrated. After reading the information and model, pupils apply the each concept to their own essay.
7th - 12th Language Arts 204 Views 145 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inspiration: Research Papers 1-2-3: Diagram>Outline>Publish
Bring research papers into the 21st century using this guide to Inspiration Software. If you don't have the program, take a look at the visuals and step-by-step process, which are helpful for any classroom. Using a pre-made template, learners simply research and fill in various sections to organize their findings for the perfectly structured paper.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills 53 Views 188 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Upper elementary learners generate sequencing and web graphic organizers while planning expository and narrative writing. They work in teams to complete webs in order to improve a short story and organize a report. Small groups discuss their ideas and then share with the class.
4th - 6th Language Arts 92 Views 872 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative Writing Workshop
Aspiring writers will appreciate the narrative writing planner, the writing process template, and the narrative writing example provided by Inspiration Software. The templates demystify and make visual the steps involved in planning, drafting, and revising a narrative.
6th - 12th Language Arts 112 Views 217 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Outlining and Organizing with Inspiration Software
Help your secondary writers organize ideas and notes into outlines for academic writing. Provides step-by-step instruction on how to transfer brainstormed ideas from maps and diagrams directly into outline format. A single class period in the computer lab could unblock a few writers, clarify thoughts for a first draft, and relieve the dread of "I don't know where to start.
6th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inspiration®: Outlining and Organizing Made Easy
The outlining process has moved into the 21st century! Although this prewriting lesson is valuable on its own, it's really designed to introduce learners to Inspiration® software. Screenshots offer a visual guide to creating an outline diagram, utilizing symbols, links, and text.
6th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 188 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Focus: Writing a Brief Research Paper
If you are planning on working on a research paper in your class, take a look at this resource first. Starting off with information about plagiarism, the series of activities briefly described here should give your pupils a general idea of how to write a research paper.
9th - 10th Language Arts 146 Views 168 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Dreaded Outline
As the sixth lesson in a persuasive writing series on how to make proper arguments, particularly in a court of law, here your learners will be guided through the process of taking an idea web and constructing it into an organized outline. The worksheets also offer brief and effective explanations of the purpose of an introduction and conclusion.
6th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Grade 4: Module 2A: Unit 1: Lesson 7 Paragraph Writing: The Role of Religion in Colonial America
Informative writing is emphasized in the standards. Help your learners reach that goal with the plan for paragraph writing outlined here. After reviewing the work from the day before and adding to their vocabulary notebooks, class members examine a model paragraph and then write and share organized, informative paragraphs about religion in colonial America.
4th Language Arts 58 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Truth Be Told
Encourage your middle and high schoolers to share their memories of a recent event. After reading a New York Times article, they discuss Elie Wiesel's memoir, Night. They write their own memoir about a significant event that affected their school or community.
6th - 12th Language Arts 66 Views 460 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mark Twain: "The Glorious Whitewasher"
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence...expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Readers are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as possible. The passage is included with bolded vocabulary words to define in-context, and underlined words defined in the margins.
6th - 8th Language Arts 186 Views 509 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Planning and Drafting Explanatory Paragraphs
"I love it when a plan comes together." Building on the previous lesson in this unit, young writers use their graphic organizers to create a draft of their constitution explanatory paragraphs. The teacher models this process for the class, demonstrating how ideas are transformed from an outline into an organized piece of writing.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 95 Views 81 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 76 Views 681 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Persuasive Writing Outline
Writers can fill out this handy outline template to plan a persuasive essay. It has spaces to map out an effective introduction, three arguments (with supporting details), a counter argument for anticipating objections, and a conclusion. Clean enough to copy and use right away.
7th - 11th Language Arts 31 Views 664 Downloads
The Writing Process Made Easier
The writing process meets the 21st century in this lesson centered around the Inspiration Software program. If you don't have the Inspiration program, the steps outlined here are still quite helpful in breaking down and scaffolding writing.
6th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Writing Process Made Easier
Break up the process of writing into manageable parts with Inspiration Software. Steps such as prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing do not require the software, but tools such as the Outline View make writing easier. If you do not already have the software, you can download a free thirty-day trial.
6th - 12th Language Arts 29 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inspiration: The Writing Process
The writing process has never been easier with this digital approach. Although designed to describe Inspiration software, this lesson's visuals offer excellent ideas even if you don't have the program. Learners use pre-made templates designed specifically for the type of paper they are assigned, and move through each step of the writing process from drafting to publishing.
6th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed