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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 piece of writing.
6th - 12th Language Arts 43 Views 576 Downloads
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 community of writers in the classroom.
6th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 20 Downloads
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 poster based on their research.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
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 writers of Korea and the United States.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 6 Views 21 Downloads
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 writer and then compose an essay, poem, or story relating a time when they also felt misunderstood.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Learning About Our Style by Studying Writer's Style
Learners practice creative writing by observing the writing styles of famous authors. In this language arts lesson, students practice emulating their favorite writers by examining the characteristics of their literary work. Learners watch videos on YouTube which demonstrate creative writing techniques.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 4 Views 23 Downloads
Present the class with a slide show that will give them a great head start in writing expository and narrative texts. The information is highlighted for easy note taking, well organized, and presented in a kid-friendly manner. It provides tips and strategies for writing well constructed pieces, vocabulary, lists of similes and metaphors, and grammar practice that focus on writing to interest a reader.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 27 Views 18 Downloads
Keeping the Ball in Play: Moving Past Writer's Block
Middle schoolers discover strategies to push through writer's block. In this writer's block instructional activity, students use a strategies call SAFE: Stop and reread, Ask questions, Freewrite, Energize. The strategy is modeled and discussed in worksheets designed to involve the reader.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
What We Know About Writers
Kindergarteners or first graders conduct an interview. In this writing and interviewing lesson, students brainstorm a list of what they know about writers, learn how to conduct an interview, and then work with a partner to practicing their interviewing skills.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Lost Generation Writers of the 1920's
Eleventh graders explore works of the Lost Generation writers of the 1920's. In this American literature lesson, 11th graders analyze provided selections from Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald and then respond to a writing prompt about their influence.
11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 42 Downloads
New Review The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: What Makes a Writer Great?
Close up your unit on Edgar Allan Poe by allowing time for reflection. First, small groups discuss themes of Poe's work. Next, the whole class discusses the characteristics of a great writer and connects this topic to Poe. Finally, class members compose essays about their personal reactions to Poe's work, commenting on their own emotions and reactions to specific texts.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Blogging To Create A Community of Writers: Lesson 5 of 7
Here is lesson 5 from a 7 lesson unit on using blogging to create a community of writers. The aim of this lesson is to get students writing about what Archaeologists do and how they use material data to study the past. They compose a story where they imagine they are an archaeologist on a dig in Africa.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Daily Lesson Plan for the Struggling Writer and Speller
Special educators know that it isn't all about the lesson plan, but rather the strategies and practices you choose to use. Here are a set of research-based practices and tips you can use to inform your choices when teaching learners who are struggling with spelling and writing.
1st - 8th Language Arts 91 Views 69 Downloads