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- Ada T., Student teacher
- Camden Wyoming, DE
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Young writers will literally step into art and creative writing as they become the figures featured in the sculpture Mud Woman Rolls On. Begin by showing your class a picture of the sculpture and having a discussion about its most critical features. Your young writers can then begin their story incorporating narrative techniques to develop events, experiences, and characters in their fictional story. Specific strategies for developing narrative writing techniques in student writing are not discussed.
Learners use proper writing techniques to write an effective description of the best or worst meal they have ever eaten. In this proper writing techniques lesson, students review the parts of a composition and discuss was to elaborate. Learners then identify examples of padded sentences and revise before checking for variation in sentence structure.
Class members examine two persuasive essays on the same topic but with opposing arguments. After identifying the introduction, thesis, support, rebuttal, and conclusion of these models, individuals select a controversial topic and craft a persuasive essay presenting their stance on this topic.
This interesting, 17-page series of lessons was written by two second grade teachers who attempted to write a full year's worth of curriculum for their classes. What is presented here is an excerpt from that full-year plan. These lessons focus on making books, writing tall tales and folk tales, exploring Asian cultures through language lessons, writing poems, and perfoming in plays. Some outstanding ideas!
Students use the scientific method explicitly and independently to solve a problem/answer a question. They are able to write complete and comprehensive lab protocol that helps answer a question and use appropriate grammar and writing technique in writing their lab protocol. Students use creativity and originality to answer a question and better examine how to implement the scientific method.
Use the power of the pen to persuade others to get involved in community issues! Individuals reflect on personal service learning activities and the writing process. They compose essays regarding service to others. While designed for high school classes, this could easily be adapted to middle school or even elementary levels.
Pupils complete writing activities to learn about newspaper techniques. In this journalism lesson, students use newspapers to read editorials and learn newspaper writing techniques. Pupils complete a related worksheet and review examples of fact and opinions in articles. Students create an imaginary editorial.
Young scholars research holiday greetings around the world. In this research and seasonal activity lesson plan, students visit holiday sites and complete an online tutorial. Young scholars review letter writing techniques and pick partners to exchange holiday letters. Students set up email addresses to and write each other holiday letters.
Middle schoolers discover the method to creating a 5 paragraph essay. In this language arts lesson, students practice their writing techniques by explaining what their summer was like in a multi-paragraph essay. Middle schoolers discover how to use a word processing program properly.
Fifth graders role-play a test taking atmosphere while taking a practice test and examine a variety of test-taking strategies. They define different types of writing, match the writing type to the correct definition, compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction, and read different passages and answer comprehension questions.
Build upon your learners' skills in research, note-taking, outlining, and expository writing, while providing them an opportunity for independent learning as they complete a literature biography project. The activity is broken down into six easy steps, from making their choice on what author to research, to the writing of the bibliography. Each step is submitted separately and builds into a portfolio. The project can be modified to explore other topics concerning the author, such as an analysis of their childhood and how that is reflected in their writing.