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To Kill a Mockingbird Reflective Essay Writing Prompt
Students 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.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 10 Views 68 Downloads
Putting Writing Skills To Work
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.
10th Language Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
Tips for Free Response Questions
Read before answering. Write to the points. Follow the questions within the question. These are just some of the useful tips for free response questions that are included in this handout. Whether for a short answer worksheet, document-based question, or research essay, prepare your learners for the many free response questions they are sure to encounter throughout their education!
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Writing
Present third grade writers with clear learning objectives using this Common Core checklist. By phrasing each standard as I can statements, this document serves as an excellent resource for helping children further develop their writing skills.
3rd Language Arts 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Identify the Different Parts of an Opinion Essay
This is an excellent resource to begin your next essay writing venture! Your young writers will not only learn to identify the key parts of a thesis statement, topic sentences, supporting details, and elaboration, but most importantly, will gain an understanding of how these different parts form a cohesive argumentative essay.
6 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 14 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How to Write an Essay
Four steps to writing an essay are included in this video: heading, introduction, paragraphs, and conclusion. The steps have tips to writing each section. You can use this video as an introduction to your next essay-writing lesson.
1 min 3rd - 8th Language Arts 12 Views 9 Downloads
A News Story of Your Own: Sentence and Lexical Variety
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.
8th - 11th Language Arts 15 Views 81 Downloads
North Dakota: Our State That We're Proud Of
Students examine North Dakota and its history. In this state lesson, 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Grammar Through Jeopardy
Students create questions for a grammar based version of a Jeopardy quiz game. The teacher assesses student questions and decides which questions should be used in the game. Individuals compete using proper grammar, phonics, and writing skills to earn points.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 49 Downloads
Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation
Build class community, allow time for in-depth reflection and research, and facilitate the learning and writing process of your class with online discussion boards! This resource delves into the benefits and purposes of discussion boards, as well as ways to teach netiquette and strategies to facilitate online discussions.
5th - 12th Classroom Support 25 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Making an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words
Students identify and use transition words in a persuasive essay. For this transition word lesson, students use Visual Thesaurus to identify transition words, then practice using the words. Students read a newspaper editorial, identify the transition words, then reread the article without the transition words to analyze how transition words impact readability.
5th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 5 Downloads
For any teacher leading a unit on agriculture, this would be a valuable lesson. Learners compose an essay on the topic, "Agriculture Counts." The discussion that occurs in-class before any writing begins really does show the many, many ways that agriculture touches our lives in the things we eat, wear, use for recreation.
5th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 22 Downloads
Preparation for Writing Assessment
In this essay writing worksheet, 11th graders read information on how to write an essay. Drafting, paragraph structure, persuasive writing, topic sentences, essay planning, and revising, are topics covered in the worksheet. Students answer about thirty questions related to these different areas.
11th Language Arts 23 Views 194 Downloads
Here is a comprehensive stereochemistry exam for advanced chemistry kids. In the 101 problems, there are short answer, multiple choice, and drawing questions. Topics include chiral and achiral molecules, enantiomers and diastereomers, asymmetric carbons, meso compounds, and more!
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Stating Your Case: Writing Thesis Statements Effectively
As a writer, if you have a weak introductory paragraph or thesis statement, you might lose your audience! Have your middle and high schoolers practice writing introductory paragraphs that include clear thesis statements in response to document based questions.
6th - 12th Language Arts 44 Views 706 Downloads