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Blogging to Create a Community of Writers #1: Setting Up the Blog
Writer's workshop is an idea that's been around for years. Students write, read, and comment on each others writing in an authentic and thoughtful way. Here is a 21st century twist, 6th graders will use the class blog to create a...
6th English Language Arts
Rediscovering Forgotten Women Writers
Students investigate and report on an obscure woman writer. In this women's writer lesson, students research a woman whose writings are considered to be lost, out of print, or forgotten. They develop an oral presentation that includes a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Letter of Complaint
Learners analyze this letter of complaint to the city council by answering nine short-answer questions. They examine author's purpose, word choice, claims, rhetorical questions, and general observations. There is a focus on constructive...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Tell-Tale Hearts of Writers
Knock, knock, knock...Creep out your class with a critical thinking lesson focused on word relationships in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." They investigate the relationship between word choice, mood, and interpretation of a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Comparison of Women Writers From the Republic of Korea and the United States of America
Students compare and contrast the literature of the Republic of Korea to that of the United States with an emphasis on women writers. In this women writers lesson, students complete a 30 page packet of analysis activities for women...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
The Misunderstood Adolescent Writer: Special Lesson Plan
All young authors experience the frustration of feeling absolutely misunderstood at least once. Your class can experience themselves as writers through a literary analysis and writing project. They read a story about a misunderstood...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Does Art Imitate Life?
Write what you know, sound advice for any writer and something many famous authors are known to have done. Use these materials to explore how Shakespeare's life influenced his plays. This resource is packed with readings, video segments,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Character Analysis - "Edna's Ruthie" from The House on Mango Street
The residents of Mango Street come alive because of the language Sandra Cisneros uses. Readers examine this language, particularly appositives, to see how how Cisneros builds the character of Edna's Ruthie.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiration: Narrative Writing Workshop
Narrative writing is accessible when you reveal the not so mysterious writing process! Although this writer's workshop lesson is valuable on its own, it's really designed to introduce pupils to Inspiration Software. Screenshots offer a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
When is a staple remover a fanged monster? In your ELA classroom when you're teaching this fun figurative language instructional activity, of course! Get your young writers using figurative language by making a game of it. Give groups a...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable