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Students understand the structure and types of essays. In this essay writing lesson, students create a graphic organizer to gather ideas for their writing. Students develop the point of their essay and write a thesis statement. Students complete a summary including details.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Improving Students' Writing Skills
Are your writers making the same mistakes over and over again? Instead of editing their papers, consider encouraging learners to use this sheet to classify their errors. This helps them identify and address common problem areas they have. For struggling learners, consider marking each line in their paper that contains an error.
11th - 12th Languages 3 Views 13 Downloads
Directed and Undirected Free-writing: An Activity in Brainstorming
Eighth graders practice pre-writing skills using brainstorming methods. Using music and meditation, they examine the difference between directed and undirected free-writing, as well as how and when to apply them to the pre-writing process.
8th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Civil War Essay
Upper graders explore equality by writing an essay. They read the story Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco, and discuss the meaning of the story and its relevance to Civil War events. Learners investigate the five writing process steps and write an essay which answers an important question about the Civil War.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 142 Downloads
Organizational Patterns for the Comparison/Contrast Essay
Organization is key in essay writing. Assist writers with organization using this detailed handout. In two charts, this resource outlines two possible approaches to writing a compare and contrast style essay. After reading through this information, learners practice their organizational skills by writing an outline using each of the described patterns.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 18 Views 150 Downloads
Civil War Research Project
Give your WWI study collaborative energy using a group research project. Groups are assigned one of the six main themes (included). Each group has an outline to guide research but will need an assignment guide. Consider supplementing the video with discussion and making oral presentations more fun by having groups create their own lesson plans to teach the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 46 Downloads
Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay
A strong thesis statement sets the tone for any piece of expository writing. In the second lesson of this series, young writers follow a step-by-step process to narrow down their topics and create an argumentative statement that can be supported with details.
5 mins 3rd - 5th Language Arts 18 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing, Listening, and Speaking Middle School
This is a fantastic collection of a wide variety of rubrics for writing, listening, and speaking! The resource contains over 14 rubrics for assessing such items as a summary, autobiographical sketch and narrative, speech, oral report, short story, and much more.
6th - 9th Language Arts 189 Views 124 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with story starters and storyboarding, and then goes into wow words.
5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
CongressLink Lesson Plan: Using Political Propaganda During Elections
When did political propaganda start? How many types of propaganda are there? Kids are asked to analyze the various types of elections and election propaganda that voters see each year at election time. They compose an essay describing each type of propaganda and commonly used propaganda techniques.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
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 40 Downloads
Ways Twitter Makes You a Better Writer
Practice being concise. Exercise your vocabulary. Improve your editing skills. The contention in this lesson 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 7 Views 46 Downloads
IELTS Writing Essays 4
It is important to develop your vocabulary prior to writing an essay. Lewis lists topics and asks you to categorize them into familiar and unfamiliar topics. Once you have unfamiliar topics to focus on, find texts on these topics in order to gather academic vocabulary.
10 mins 9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay
Young writers often construct papers that lack focus and organization. While a thesis statement is designed to combat this issue, it is important that writers ask themselves the following questions: Did I state what I will be arguing? Did I state the reasons for my argument?
5 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 34 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Organize an Informational Text
An organized outline is at the heart of a well-developed essay. Using a strategy of constructing boxes and bullets, your young writers will learn how to take the main points of their essay, add appropriate supporting details, and then to finally organize their information into a structured outline.
5 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Write a Conclusion to an Informational Text Using the Reserve Funnel Method
To many young writers, the conclusion of an essay often seems like a tedious and redundant task. Break down the key elements of a conclusion with this resource, which details how to summarize specific information in the body of an essay, reflect on larger ideas, and leave readers with larger thoughts and questions.
5 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed