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Pupils compete to achieve excellence in math facts, writing terms, problem solving, and writing skills on the computer. In this Computer Olympics lesson plan, students practice the skill of drill and practice in order to succeed and beat the other players.
Fourth graders use effective writing skills, their imagination, and their knowledge of the nine planets as they create travel pamphlets of the solar system.
Young scholars complete a news writing activity and improve their writing skills. In this news writing lesson, students write about an activity they experience each day of the week. Young scholars use the articles to make a newspaper about their year.
Sixth graders improve their writing skills by finding, defining, and correctly using new and interesting vocabulary words. Groups of students work together to find, define, and use in sentences ten words with which they are all unfamiliar.
Teachers can involve their students in activities that expose them to a variety of essay styles.
Learners write a friendly letter. In this communication instructional activity, students write letters to mushers. Learners complete a K-W-L chart, research the Iditarod and mushers, then write a friendly letter using the steps of the writing process. Resources are provided for actual addresses of mushers.
Students listen to Japanese folk songs to get inspired to create a writing piece about Japan. In this writing lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to add information about Japan.
Are your learners working towards their GED? First they study the GED essay rubric, and then they read a sample essay as a group. After studying the basic elements, they write an essay of their own. After peer editing, they revise their writing.
Emerging writers observe and demonstrate the process of writing an essay. As a class, they read and discuss the writing steps, read a sample essay, and write an outline for a three-paragraph essay. Then they write a final version of their essay and present it to the class.
Middle schoolers practice drafting an essay and learn the steps in order to process write. They compose an essay from beginning to end. Also they work on social skills throughout the lesson plan with the use of peer editing.
Students outline their ideas for an essay. In this essay writing lesson plan, students write a list of ideas, then pick one to outline, and eventually write their essay.
In this essay writing activity, students are given several prompts to assist them in creating an outline for an essay on The Outsiders.
In this persuasive essay writing worksheet, students write a persuasive essay using the 6 tips listed at the top of the sheet. Students should also use a graphic organizer to plan their writing.
Tenth graders reinforce their knowledge of the format and elements of business letters by writing a request letter. A review of effective letter writing is provided prior to an independent assignment. This helps with scaffolding the assignment for lower level students.
Use fables as a fun way for English Language Learners to gain confidence and fluency in their reading and speaking skills. After reading a fable in class, they retell their story to a group of their peers. When this jigsaw activity is complete and everyone has heard each fable at least once, small groups work together to match up each fable to its moral. The storytelling nature of fables should make them fun and natural to retell.
A simple text analysis lesson, language learners transfer, order, and group information so that it is presentable. No apparent link to the five required worksheets.
In this letter writing skills worksheet, middle schoolers examine 15 phrases from letters and determine whether each phrase is from a formal or informal letter. Good, solid writing practice!
In this writing prompt activity, students use their creative writing skills to write a story based on the picture shown that includes the 4 specific events and people listed.
Students examine North Dakota and its history. In this state instructional activity, students research Thomas Jefferson, the Corps of Discovery, the Badlands, The Peace Gardens, and many other geographical features and famous persons. Students use information gathered to create a web.
Given the two-sentence skeleton of a news story about a car theft/joy ride, budding writers create their own version of the story varying diction and sentence structure to heighten interest and complexity in their writing. Resource provides strong and plentiful supports, many reproducible, to scaffold the work. Your nascent journalists practice combining, rewriting, and expanding sentences for complexity, voice, and accuracy.