Writing Teacher Resources
Persuasive, narrative, expository, creative. Lead your class through the writing process for a variety of genres.
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Elementary and middle schoolers write a five paragraph essay about themselves. They bring in items which represent something about their personalities and lives, and organize their ideas onto a graphic organizer. They use their pre-writing to aid them in composing an expository or informational paper about the person they know best.
4th - 8th Language Arts 35 Views 141 Downloads
Spanish Literature: Teaching the Course for the First Time
Are you a first year AP Spanish teacher? Will you be teaching literature this year? Read this article for some professional development; what can you do to ensure your Spanish learners build their skills and master Spanish literature?
11th - 12th Languages 16 Views 66 Downloads
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
Writing Diagnostics and Introduction to Literary Terms
Assess your new learners' writing abilities and knowledge of literary terms with these diagnostic activities. Part of a back-to-school unit, this is meant to provide the teacher with information about the ability levels of their class. This will introduce class members to persuasive writing and literary terms.
9th - 12th Language Arts 32 Views 91 Downloads
Wrap it up!
Sometimes the conclusion of an essay can be the most important part. Whether your writers are ending with a proposition, lesson learned, or persuasive argument, teach them how to "end with a bang" with this helpful PowerPoint! This 34-slide presentation includes different examples of concluding sentences in which they must choose the best one.
4th - 7th Language Arts 11 Views 82 Downloads
Lesson: Patience, Practice and Persistence
First the class analyzes the painting, Rodeo-Pickup Man by Frank Mechau, then they get to work. They explore the painting through verbal descriptions, focusing on vivid language to describe detail. They then compose a written piece using the visual clues and painting techniques used in the art.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 8 Downloads
Native American Cultures
There is a lot to this Native American exploration plan, delve into it! A WebQuest focuses research with 3 expeditions (printable if resources dictate). Scholars keep track of findings on a KWL chart (consider a more note-taking specific guide).
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 61 Views 177 Downloads
Writing: Supporting a Position
Use this writing skills worksheet to work on persuasive writing techniques. Middle schoolers read a short persuasive selection about Star Wars, and then they identify the evidence the author uses to support his or her position. Young writers then complete their own review, providing specific evidence to support the opinion established.
6th - 8th Language Arts 23 Views 225 Downloads
Blue Moon Rules!
In this writing skills worksheet, students explore the use of imagery as they read a 5 paragraph selection and then identify the descriptive details from the piece. Students also use a chart to help them add descriptive details to their own writing.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 64 Downloads
Lesson: Resolving Conflict Creatively
The wood sculpture Nkisi Nkondi is said to have been used to aid in conflict resolution. Learners pretend they are journalists reporting on a conflict in which the figure was used to resolve an issue. A creative and interesting use of both art and imagination.
6th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 47 Downloads
Making Your Writing Easier to Read
Hook your young learners with this fun opening activity! Then pass out the space man (a drawing of a man on a popsicle stick). Young writers can use the space man when writing to make sure there is enough space between their words. What a great tool!
K - 1st Language Arts 5 Views 24 Downloads
Organizing by Writing
Middle schoolers analyze how to use writing for generating and organizing their thoughts before communicating them. They use the questions on the first handout to organize a three-minute introduction of themselves to their small group. Then, they complete various graphic organizers as further practice with organizing their thoughts prior to writing or communicating them.
7th - 10th Language Arts 7 Views 97 Downloads
Collect numerous editorials and have your class establish criteria for this type of persuasive writing. After brainstorming ideas about school issues or current events, journalists select a topic of interest to use as the basis of their own editorial.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 32 Downloads
Descriptive Writing and Review
This is my type of lesson! Learners read the poem, "The Deserted House" by Mary Coleridge, then complete a series of activities which encourage strong descriptive writing and sensory detail. They'll practice outlining, sentence writing, and creative thinking.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
Practice with Letters: Q-R
Get those pencils moving! Learners examine capital letters Q-X, first observing how the magic pencil prints each one. Then, they get a chance to trace a letter, following the arrows. Finally, it's time to try on their own! There is plenty of space here for your beginning printers to get some good practice writing these letters.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Tracing Numbers 8-15
Follow the arrows! Young scholars examine sample numbers 8-15, including arrows to show them how to move their pencil. Then, they trace a lighter image and try a few freehand. Consider creating a handwriting journal, adding a page every week until they reach 100!
Pre-K - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Writing Numbers 39-46
Practice makes perfect when it comes to writing numbers! Young scholars examine sample numbers 39-46, including arrows to show them how to move their pencil. Then, they trace a lighter image and try a few freehand. Consider creating a handwriting journal, adding a page every week until they reach 100!
Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
“Tell Me a Story”: Moving from Reading to Writing
Narrative essay writing is the focus of a series of exercises that model for learners how to not only read a narrative, but how to also examine the techniques fiction writers use to create a setting, develop their characters, represent action, and establish a theme.
9th - 10th Language Arts 106 Views 173 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reporting from Multiple Sources-The Role of Dogs in Three Societies
Students synthesize information from various resources. In this expository essay writing lesson, students view three video segments and take notes. Students analyze notes in peer groups and write an expository essay.
5th - 8th Science 8 Views 22 Downloads