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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.
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.  
Students discover the method to creating a 5 paragraph essay.  For this language arts lesson, students practice their writing techniques by explaining what their summer was like in a multi-paragraph essay.  Students discover how to use a word processing program properly.
Students examine the writing techniques of professional authors and apply them to their own work. In pairs, they email authors to discover the tricks of the trade. Students create their own Website for their work.
What's the best way to start a story? Learners write a memoir using effective openings. They research the process and work through a list of hooks to use in their writing. They use at least two hooks to begin their personal memoir. A great way to convey narrative writing techniques. 
Students discover effective writing techniques to create persuasive essays. In this writing activity, students investigate ways to express facts and points of view through persuasive essays. Finally, the students write their own persuasive essay.
Setting the stage, creating characters, and establishing a suspenseful storyline can be a tricky task. Young authors read the story The End as a model of good and organized writing. They analyze the writer's techniques and employ them in their own creative work. 
Kids love to write fantastic and suspenseful stories, but they can sometimes get out of hand and confusing. To clear up all the clutter, they read a wonderful fictitious white-knuckle story and use it as a model for their own tales of terror. An excellent lesson focused on getting young writers to sharpen their skills of writing fantasy and suspense.
Connect literature to narrative writing by researching descriptive writing techniques. Elementary and middle schoolers identify the importance of a narrator and voice in the storytelling process. They read writing samples and identify the techniques used to introduce and describe the characters in the story.
Middle schoolers identify writing techniques in example stories with this story structure lesson. After reading the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, they find the differences between it and the original version. Additionally, they decipher the beginning, middle, and end of this story and others.
A good author can craft a plot full of twists and unexpected turns. Your class will read a twist-filled short story, analyze the writing technique and word choice employed by the author, and then attempt to write a mystery of their own. Creating a complex plot taking thought, time, and good planning. Note: We were unable to locate the exact story for this lesson, but a similar one may be found on line.
How do you write an interesting beginning, middle, and end of a story? With this lesson, young writers look to other stories as examples. Then, they use some of the attached graphic organizers to help them create their own story. Note: Some graphic organizers might be too complicated; ensure that they are well explained and modeled for all writers. 
Students write and deliver a short persuasive speech using the POAM method. They also incorporate one of the three persuasive appeals into a written speech. Students apply what they have learned about persuasion and speech presentation to create their own speeches.
This language learning lesson presents several different reading and writing techniques to expand your learner's English knowledge. Young writers complete mini writing lessons while developing comfort in a writing environment. Included are links to great resources designed especially for English Language Learners.
Students write persuasively by convincing others of their point of view about music downloading.
Explore writing techniques by analyzing newspapers and magazines with middle schoolers. They will collaborate in small groups to read local news stories and identify the main ideas and author's intent. They also utilize an information chart with three sections labeled persuade, inform, and entertain which helps learners identify journalistic techniques.
Sixth graders explore language arts by writing expressive sentences. In this figurative language lesson, 6th graders identify the different figurative writing techniques such as oxymoron, metaphors and idioms. Students read the story The Phantom Tollbooth and identify the figurative techniques used in it.
Sixth graders explore language arts by writing basic paragraphs. In this writing techniques lesson, 6th graders define an "example" paragraph and discuss techniques to prove a point in one paragraph. Students practice writing their own "example" paragraphs based on specific topics and share their writing with classmates while receiving notes.
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.
Fifth graders explore language arts by completing a graphic organizer. In this writing techniques lesson, 5th graders read several statements based on a story they read and practice writing proof statements in response. Students complete a "Can You Prove It?" worksheet and graphic organizer with classmates.