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Strong Descriptive Writing: James and the Giant Peach
Support your writers! Clear procedures and appropriate support make this a superb resource for elementary writing instruction. Ready your class to compose original descriptive paragraphs inspired by the episode in Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach when the adventure begins.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 444 Downloads
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 65 Views 517 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Getting Started: Pre-Writing Techniques
Pre-writing activities are covered to help your young scholars examine topics and personal experiences. Your class will discover how to choose topics which create a strong piece of writing and incorporate personal knowledge.
6th - 8th Language Arts 14 Views 40 Downloads
Fill-out a story map to help your scholars with pre-writing. They will use a story map template to pre-write. They also organize their ideas into steps which become the foundation for their first draft. Concrete objects are brought in to help with the activity.
K - 2nd Language Arts 46 Views 250 Downloads
Let's Write Our Own Mystery, Lesson on Inserting Pictures
Go through the process of taking a digital picture and then inserting it into a MS Word document. Learners are shown how to use a digital camera, how to download the pictures to a file, and how to insert a picture into a word document using the digital projector and a PC.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Informational Writing: Lesson 2 of 5
Introduce expository writing to your elementary learners. Young authors write a three-paragraph informational paper using the steps of the writing process. They follow guided lessons to experience each of five steps. Included are tons of links and related information.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 140 Views 1234 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Explore pre-writing strategies and plan their writing pieces using story maps and webbing techniques. Your kindergartners will be introduced to the basic elements of characters, setting, problems and solutions. This lesson references resources not available in lesson plan.
K - 2nd Language Arts 13 Views 45 Downloads
Young writers generate descriptive words. They use pictures of various landscapes (from books, magazines, or the Internet) and complete a story pyramid. The pyramid (included here) asks to describe the main character, the setting, and the plot.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 19 Views 297 Downloads
Inspiration Narrative Writing Workshop
Help your learners write narratives using technology tools. This lesson focuses in particular on the educational software Inspiration. Class members use Inspiration to develop a diagram or outline. After revision and editing, this diagram becomes the basis for a final draft.
6th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How to Write a Movie Review from a Pet's Perspective
When would two paws up denote a blockbuster film in your classroom? Only when young writers create movie reviews from a pet's perspective in this imaginative expository writing practice. This engaging topic begins with a class discussion to brainstorm and list the criteria for a good movie.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 20 Downloads
Writing a Letter
Here are three well-thought-out tasks intended to build good note taking and letter writing skills. The class reads three short letters, determines who wrote them (based on context) and takes notes as a pre-writing activity. They finish by writing a friendly letter of their own.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 29 Views 122 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Going Back in Time Using “George Washington’s Socks”
After reading Elvira Woodruff's George Washington's Socks, young readers and writers embark upon writing their own historically based story, with a focus on developing ideas and details throughout the piece. In small groups, class members begin by reviewing student examples of the assignment and discussing idea development.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 18 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Drafting Board
Here is a great online interactive activity that will not only spur discussion on free speech and student expression, but will also involve a great deal of practice in identifying claims and supporting them with evidence.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Gotta Go Back in Time
What better way to conclude a reading of George Washington's Socks than by writing original historical fiction narratives. After choosing interesting events from the past, young writers perform research to gather key facts to include in their stories.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Puns and Punctuation
Explore the writing traits of word choice and conventions. Middle school writers use this Six-Traits Writing lesson to discuss the writing style of the Tom Swift Adventure Series by Victor Appleton. They examine "Tom Swiftie" puns, paying special attention to dialogue punctuation.
6th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Color as a Pre-Writing Tool
To better understand how to compose a clear and well-organized paper, learners read short passages, write summaries, and make colored graphic organizers. This is a fully developed three-day lesson with suggested assessments.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 10 Views 72 Downloads
What do you do for Christmas? Third and fourth graders write about their Christmas traditions. They write a paragraph about their family's traditions in order to practice pre-writing and editing strategies. In addition, they draw a picture to go along with their paragraph.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 88 Downloads