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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 66 Views 590 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. For 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
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, and graphic organizers that will allow your class to gather and organize textual evidence on this subject, culminating in a written opinion piece.
9th - 12th Language Arts 37 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 33 Views 22 Downloads
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 aspiring authors through a new writing process called C-Gor (Character, Goals, Obstacles, Results).
7th - 9th Language Arts 59 Views 337 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 commentary.
4th - 5th Language Arts 23 Views 104 Downloads 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 paper bag full of commonplace objects,, and have them describe them using figurative language.
6th - 10th Language Arts 148 Views 315 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Character and Situation
Delve into narrative writing that puts choice in the hands of the writers. Kids pick their own characters, emotions, items, and places from a list and tie them together in the exposition. Several questions help guide the writers toward fully understanding and developing the characters in their story.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 21 Views 195 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Blogging To Create A Community of Writers: Lesson 5 of 7
Here is instructional activity 5 from a 7 instructional activity unit on using blogging to create a community of writers. The aim of this instructional activity is to get students writing about what Archaeologists do and how they use material data to study the past.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Puns and Punctuation
Explore the writing traits of word choice and conventions. Middle school writers use this Six-Traits Writing lesson to discuss the writing style of the Tom Swift Adventure Series by Victor Appleton. They examine "Tom Swiftie" puns, paying special attention to dialogue punctuation.
6th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Letters to the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets
To celebrate National Poetry Month, young writers focus on the role letter writing has played in the development of poets. They begin by journaling three to five associations to a writing prompt that requires them to identify their personal writing voice.
6th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Write with Writers
Write and work with authors on the Scholastic Website to promote the recognition of various genres. Young writers will participate in activities based on the type of writing such as biography, descriptive, folktales, mystery, news, and speech writing.
3rd - 7th Language Arts 18 Views 221 Downloads
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher: Using a "Prompts in Reverse" Technique to Inspire Your Writers
Help your class find their writing voices with this lesson which uses the work of Ralph Fletcher to guide a "Prompt in Reverse" activity. Using the chapter "First Pen" from Fletcher's Marshfield Dreams, learners decipher what they believe his prompt was and write their own story based on their discovery.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 15 Views 172 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
Writing with Writers for Grades 9-12
Have your class examine the characteristics of various writing genres using the Writing with Writers online project. Detailed instructions for how to introduce, discuss, and develop a piece of writing for each genre are included. Class members complete the online activities independently but work in groups to edit their written work before handing it in.
9th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 183 Downloads