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Learners improve writing skills by expanding their self-perceptions. Next, they develop idea lists for writing topics. Their ideas become the basis for a class newspaper. following the creation of a group composition, students write brief descriptions of family members. The lesson also includes the use of writing to improve grammar, usage, and mechanics skills.
Develop letter-writing skills by adapting appropriate language conventions according to context. Young authors will write standard friendly and business letters, and send a business e-mail to a state's Department of Tourism to request information. This could be made into a unit to promote communication skills.
Young scholars examine different poems from Emily Dickinson. They practice listening for meter in the poems and make connections between the texts. They also practice their own creative writing skills.
Explore persuasive writing skills. Budding authors will research a US President and persuade the National Park Service to add him to Mt. Rushmore. In addition to the persuasive essay, individuals are required to develop a visual presentation using a web-based software that they then present to their class.
Learners complete a reflective essay as a concluding assignment after reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this reflective essay lesson, students read the novel and use the prompt to write a reflective essay for the text.
Second graders analyze the steps taken in writing a paragraph in the ten lessons of this unit. Writing for a particular purpose is developed as the conventional grammar skills utilized.
Students practice the format and elements of business letters by writing a request letter. In this business letter lesson, 11th graders review conventions of letter writing and brainstorm about their potential audience. Students research information for their audience, draft their letters, participate in peer revision, and type their final draft of the business letter.
Students can learn important writing skills, such as how to complete a five paragraph essay, with these lessons.
Use this cross-curricular history lesson to work on your students' informational writing skills. After listening to songs and stories related to Sultana, they engage in a several activities to boost their understanding of slavery and agricultural practice prior to and after the Civil War. Finally, learners compile research and write a two-page informational essay. This resource is twenty pages long and includes everything you'll need.
Use Microsoft Publisher to create a brochure tracing the path blood flows through the body. Working in cooperative groups, seventh graders use creative writing skills to create a "travel" brochure written from the viewpoint of a drop of blood. This would be a great cross-curricular lesson between science and language arts.
Students synthesize information from various resources. In this expository essay writing lesson, students view three video segments and take notes.  Students analyze notes in peer groups and write an expository essay.
Ninth graders write a response to "What is an essay?" They share their answers with the class. The teacher goes through the general process of writing an essay. They review essay writing terms and techniques. Students read a source article on UNICEF's involvement in the water contamination problem in Bangladesh and write a persuasive essay to argue a position on a related question.
Students demonstrate their Web research and persuasive writing skills to create colorful, informative Web travel guides to popular vacation destinations.
Third graders apply their knowledge of vocabulary and writing skills along with art skills to create a postcard.
There are many interesting ways to help students develop their creative writing skills through writing prompts and games.
Tenth graders continue to develop their writing skills. They practice specific skills of composing focused, relevant statements and a persuasive essay and designing a graphic image that holistically represents a subject are developed in the lesson.
Eleventh graders practice writing college application essays. For this writing skills lesson, 11th graders complete the steps of the writing process as they write rubrics and essays that would be appropriate for the college application process.
Students write on a variety of topics, maximize creative and expository writing skills, develop focused writing, organize ideas, incorporate detail in writing, and exhibit varied and precise word choice.
Students discover how writers put their feelings into language. They identify words of emotion and imagery and see their experience as an important base for language use and writing skills. They use colorful words when describing a character sketch.
Use this resource as an evaluation tool, or have your class assess their own letter writing skills. They will use a checklist that they create during some interactive writing sessions as criteria for their self-evaluation. Teachers can use this assignment for evaluation purposes too.