Writing Teacher Resources
Persuasive, narrative, expository, creative. Lead your class through the writing process for a variety of genres.
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Essay Elements Review
Ninth graders write a response to "What is an essay?" They share their answers with the class. The teacher goes through the general process of writing an essay. They review essay writing terms and techniques. Students read a source article on UNICEF's involvement in the water contamination problem in Bangladesh and write a persuasive essay to argue a position on a related question.
9th Language Arts 19 Views 75 Downloads
Two narrative excerpts tell the same story from different points of view. In the first excerpt (first person), sequencing words and phrases are bolded and learners write down what the bold type does. The second excerpt is in third person, and readers explain the difference between the two texts.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 37 Views 334 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Writing with Writers for Grades 9-12
Have your class examine the characteristics of various writing genres using the Writing with Writers online project. Detailed instructions for how to introduce, discuss, and develop a piece of writing for each genre are included. Class members complete the online activities independently but work in groups to edit their written work before handing it in.
9th - 12th Language Arts 32 Views 184 Downloads
Brainstorming to Write a Persuasive Essay on Demand
Equip your high school writers for the rigors of timed persuasive writing by employing the preparatory ideas available in this exercise. Learners use persuasive essays, provided by the educator, to acquire how to identify persuasive writing, and determine what side they would support in a given argument.
9th - 12th Language Arts 57 Views 119 Downloads
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Christmas Bells
Learners read and analyze the anti-slavery poem, "Christmas Bells" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. They discuss the content and form of the poem, write an essay, write an original poem, examine how this anti-slavery poem was converted into a popular Christmas song, and conduct research for a report.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 73 Downloads
Stage an "Orange Olympics" in the gym while completing phonics work on the vowel "o" and learning about the Olympics. This interdisciplinary unit provides practice with the vowel sound for "o" while integrating a social studies unit on the Winter Olympics and several physical education activities.
K Physical Education 3 Views 68 Downloads
On the Cutting Edge
Introduce the background of design and designers and their role in communicating their thoughts to others. In groups, you can assign participation in a writing cluster on various designers and write paragraphs to submit to magazines. To end the instructional activity, your class will examine types of advertisements and create their own using the same characteristics.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 28 Downloads
Writing and Autobiography
Are you working on an autobiographical or narrative writing unit? Bring this lesson to your class, as it takes young writers through the process of drafting and sequencing an autobiography. After observing and demonstrating steps of the writing process, they read and discuss examples of poetry, and write a letter to themselves.
5th - 8th Language Arts 22 Views 308 Downloads
The Inn of Lost Time
Show this presentation before beginning a study of "The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namoika. The presentation includes: background information, vocabulary, an explanation of setting and mood, a section on sequence,and a meet the writer section, as well as two quick writing prompts and some exercises.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Power of Diction
First, read a document that relates factual data regarding a family trip to Costa Rica. Then read the same information in a piece where the author conveys a negative tone; finally, read one where the author establishes a positive tone. After analyzing the author's use of diction, learners are presented with neutral data regarding a fictional family celebration on a Fourth of July that they can convey in positive or negative ways.
12th Languages 19 Views 59 Downloads
What's My Point: Persuasive Writing
Why do readers need to know an author’s purpose? How do you figure out what that purpose is? Guide your pupils through a series of activities that show them how to identify various techniques and structures used in persuasive writing. They then draft their own persuasive piece.
4th - 7th Language Arts 87 Views 1552 Downloads
Delve into the Age of Exploration with a multiple-intelligences research project. Learners generate a rubric and worksheet to guide their studies and research one explorer. There is emphasis on research skills, citing sources, paraphrasing information, and note-taking.
4th - 6th Language Arts 38 Views 134 Downloads
Teacher Guide for Educators of the Blind: English
Imagine you need to be a substitute teacher in a classroom that helps learners with visual impairments, and you have no idea where to start. Here is a complete, easy to follow, and insightful teaching guide to aid you in teaching English or ELA to your non-sighted students.
1st - 12th Language Arts 37 Views 29 Downloads
Pet Guess Who
Est-ce que ton animal grand ou petit? Pair up your beginning French speakers for a game of Pet Guess Who! Using pet advertisements from newspapers or the Internet, pairs try to guess what kind of animal their partner has. Also, use the list of pet vocabulary provided to create a PowerPoint to introduce your class to the new vocabulary terms.
6th - 9th Languages 10 Views 21 Downloads
Run Your Own Boarding House
Students become familiar with the historical and sociological aspects of the boarding house phenomenon in America. As students work in groups, they read and analyze documents that will help them gain a deeper understanding. To demonstrate their understanding, students create group projects to be presented to their peers.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Developing the Beginning, Middle and End of a Story
Third graders develop writing skills. In this beginning, middle and end of a story instructional activity, 3rd graders understand how the sequence of events develops the story. Students work in small groups and act out parts of a story they write.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 60 Views 157 Downloads