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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 11 Views 44 Downloads
Getting Started: Pre-Writing Techniques
Pre-writing activities are covered to help your students 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 13 Views 39 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 26 Views 236 Downloads
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 11 Views 434 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
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 instructional activity with suggested assessments.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 69 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 14 Views 295 Downloads
BECOME A LOGOPHILE
It's time to write! First, lead your emerging writers in a power writing activity. It takes six minutes and focuses on creative brainstorming. The class is given two words (duck and apple are suggested, but alter the words for different age groups).
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 20 Downloads
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 12 Views 20 Downloads
Write Me a Mystery
Eleventh graders, in groups, pre-write, draft, edit and revise a murder mystery short story to hone their skills in short story drafting, editing and revision, group collaboration and computer usage. They also evaluate writing for both mechanics and content; and respond productively to peer review of his/her own work.
11th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 7 Downloads
Writing: Planning and Organizing
Twelfth graders examine the five step prewriting process used before writing essays. They select a common topic and determine the purpose,and audience for the essay. They list examples in daily life where planning and organizing are helpful.
12th Language Arts 9 Views 26 Downloads
Pre-Write: Creating a Life Map
Students discover the elements of an autobiography. In this creative writing lesson plan, students write about themselves in the early school year to gain confidence and feel comfortable in their new surroundings. Students utilize a Life Map to make sure they write efficiently.
8th - 10th Language Arts 10 Views 52 Downloads
Planning a Response to a Writing Prompt
In the fourth of seven lessons on responding to a writing prompt, the instructor guides learners through pre-writing organization and using stories to illustrate points in the essay. The thought process behind each text addition is discussed as the lesson progresses.
4 mins 4th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
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
Writing with Technology
Third graders use voice recognition software for writing. In this writing lesson, 3rd graders complete a graphic organizer to put their ideas together. Students dictate their stories and they are written on the computer. Students edit their work.
3rd Language Arts 6 Views 14 Downloads
Discovering Angel Island: The Story Behind the Poems
Poems carved into the wooden walls of the Asian immigrant prisons on Angel Island provide upper elementary graders an opportunity to study not only the story behind the poems but to also focus on the figurative language employed by the poets.
4th - 6th Language Arts 18 Views 175 Downloads
The Presidential Quotation Report
Famous quotations by American Presidents are the focus of this Six Trait writing activity, which could be used in a U.S. History class or in language arts. After reading the picture book Theodore by Frank Keating, have your 7th graders research quotes by different Presidents throughout American history.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Edgar Allen Poe And The Art Of Composition
High schoolers evaluate several works by Edgar Allen Poe based on the criteria in his essay, "The Philosophy of Composotion" Their analysis is documented using a graphic organizer. Learners begin the pre-writing process for their own short story following the criteria outlined in Poe's essay.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 53 Downloads