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Inspiration: Narrative Writing Workshop
The writing process is made easier with the right tools! Although this lesson is a guide through Inspiration Software, the visuals and detailed steps are useful on their own. Visual diagrams are the strategy here; learners use pre-made...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Writing Process
The writing process can be daunting for many young learners. This presentation breaks it down into seven manageable steps, including examples that clearly model the process for young writers. Present this resource to your class in the...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Gotta Go Back in Time
What better way to conclude a reading of George Washington's Socks than by writing original historical fiction narratives. After choosing interesting events from the past, young writers perform research to gather key facts to include in...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
It's no secret that children can be very opinionated, but rather than fight against this natural tendency, embrace it with this primary grade writing project. After a shared reading of a children's book about persuasion, young learners...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Working on revision? Check out this resource on Common Core standard W.9-10.5, which focuses in particular on the writing process. After reading some information about the specifics of the standard and how to implement it in the...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Planning and Drafting Explanatory Paragraphs
"I love it when a plan comes together." Building on the previous lesson plan in this unit, young writers use their graphic organizers to create a draft of their constitution explanatory paragraphs. The teacher models this process for the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing Process: Edit, Apostrophe
Teach youngsters about the apostrophe with this writing process practice learning exercise. Learners read five sentences and add in apostrophes to indicate ownership, writing the correctly punctuated words on the lines below each...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Revise and Explain Evidence
Let's get to the point. The final lesson in this persuasive writing series helps learners revise their essays by clarifying how supporting details prove their theses. This activity would best be completed in pairs, allowing peer feedback...
6 mins 3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Writing Process: Brainstorming
Students examine the writing process and specifically the brainstorming step of the process. They read and discuss writing samples from a website, complete a webbing activity, and develop a brainstorming web using Kidspiration software.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Inspiration: Research Papers 1-2-3: Diagram>Outline>Publish
Bring research papers into the 21st century using this guide to Inspiration Software. If you don't have the program, take a look at the visuals and step-by-step process, which are helpful for any classroom. Using a pre-made template,...
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
While the focus of this lesson is on writing about tornadoes, any topic could be substituted. The lesson provides a well-thought out overview of the writing process. Learners come up with a thesis statement, supporting details, and a...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Choose Your Words Wisely
Improve word choice! Writers use dictionaries and thesauruses to aid them in choosing exciting words to incorporate in their writing. They rewrite sentences and practice identifying words that can be replaced using a better word. Flip...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Our Dinopals with WordArt
Elementary schoolers use the writing process steps to write a descriptive paragraph about a fictional dinosaur. Using a tech tool lesson, they create a graphic title for the paragraph. A nice blending of technology with "old-fashioned"...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing to Explain: Drafting Strong Paragraphs
Introduce your young writers to peer review. Using a posted Critique Protocol anchor chart, (Be Kind! Be specific! Be helpful! Participate!), pairs read and respond to their partner’s paragraph draft. Although the activity is part of a...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed