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Halloween Literature Unit: Creative Writing Project
Students practice their creative writing skills and build cooperative learning skills. In this creative writing project, students review parts of a story. Students reinforce the concept of sequencing and develop stronger writing skills. Students are presented with an illustration they describe and put in sequence as it relates to the topic of the book.
K Language Arts 8 Views 12 Downloads
Persuasive Practice: A Mt. Rushmore Addition
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.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 54 Views 368 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Further Improvements of Writing Skills
Improve writing skills by finding a personal writing style, using descriptive language effectively, and using precise language. Middle schoolers discuss individual style in writing and formal and informal language. They utilize figures of speech and explore ways to use language precisely as they revise their character description.
7th - 9th Language Arts 20 Views 192 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Life in Focus
U.S. presidents (and other elected officials) provide the subject matter for journals, persuasive pieces and a pictorial shield. Researchers create a “life” focused statement for a presidential candidate and write journal entries about the candidate's traits.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 39 Downloads
Basic Guide to Writing an Essay
Introducing your class to essay writing? The gentle tone, concise explanations, and clear examples provided by a 17-slide presentation introduces young writers to the expository essay format. All that's missing is a complete essay with the various parts labeled.
8th - 10th Language Arts 35 Views 72 Downloads
Ways Twitter Makes You a Better Writer
Practice being concise. Exercise your vocabulary. Improve your editing skills. The contention in this lesson plan is that by imposing a 140 character limit, the Twitter format actually helps improve writing skills. And of course class tweets could be posted for you to view.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 45 Downloads
Writing Workshop-Mini Lesson on Fresh Language
Learners use fresh language in their writing. In this fresh language worksheet, students read the story Owl Moon, discuss how they can use the writing from the book in their own writing, and then complete independent writing pieces with their new writing skills.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Kool Kumara Lesson Plans
Students examine the Kaipara region of New Zealand and practice research and writing skills. For this social studies lesson, students use a template to create their own Kool Kumara Pal. Students explore a day in the life of their Kumara Pal and write a story about that day.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
A Tour Through the Circulatory System
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.
7th Science 8 Views 285 Downloads
Will You Pick My Cotton?
Use this cross-curricular history lesson to work on your young scholars' 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 25 Views 56 Downloads