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At 32 slides, one would think this presentation on thesis statements is a bit too long, but it is the most important component of a well-written essay! Help your developing writers craft concise, interesting theses with this PowerPoint. Some common mistakes are introduced (using the first person, unclear language, stating a fact, etc.
7th - 12th Language Arts 46 Views 161 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 12 Views 64 Downloads
Young scholars use information from a variety of media to evaluate different artists' views on the human relationship to nature. From these sources, class discussion, and personal experience, students will synthesize a thoughtful, well-supported essay.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 33 Views 139 Downloads
Writing First Drafts
Young scholars practice essay writing one draft at a time. In this creative writing lesson, students write a first draft of an expressive essay that they have outlined in a previous lesson. Young scholars are encouraged to be creative and write down any notes to build inspiration.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 26 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 27 Views 88 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 10 Views 81 Downloads
Students review the alphabet and sharpen their writing skills. In this letter recognition lesson, students create PowerPoint presentations that feature letters of the alphabet, animals that begin with those letters, and sentences about the animals.
K Language Arts 4 Views 14 Downloads
Letters, Notes, and Cards: Words to Help You
In this letter writing skills instructional activity, students read 10 phrases to help them write letters, notes, and cards. Students send an invitation, a good luck card, a Happy Birthday card, 2 get well cards, and a letter. Students also write the envelope for the letter.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 8 Views 44 Downloads
Students investigate The First Thanksgiving. In this Thanksgiving lesson, students explore the experiences, actions, and decisions of the settlement of the Plymouth colony. Students research information, use timelines, and KWL charts to understand the reason for the journey to the New World.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 148 Downloads
Dear Presidential Diary
Young scholars discover how a president spends the day. For this presidential history lesson, students research primary sources in order to write their own diaries for presidents that include suggestions of laws, managing personnel, budgeting, handling crises, and entertaining guests.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Students determine what grammar is and how they have learned it. In this creative writing lesson, students read "Style' Gets New Elements," and respond to the discussion questions. Students then present grammatical rules to one another using songs, dance, poetry, and skits.
9th - 12th Language Arts 39 Views 94 Downloads
Setting the Story
Students discover how to create realistic settings in fiction. In this writing skills lesson plan, students examine literary elements in fiction works they are familiar with and then practice using sensory details and establishing mood to write realistic settings.
5th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 187 Downloads
Homes of Yesterday and Today
Students explore homes as shelters while they built writing and technology skills. In this homes of yesterday and today lesson, students produce books using digital photography. Students develop vocabulary while researching how homes are the same and different through a variety of literary works.
K Language Arts 3 Views 36 Downloads
Introducing Synonyms to Early Writers
Young scholars practice identifying synonyms. In this vocabulary and writing skills activity, students discover strategies for using synonyms effectively in writing. Young scholars also learn to play synonym charades.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 142 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 3 Views 7 Downloads
Learners examine the methods of effective characterization. In this writing skills activity, students discuss how emotions, dialogue, actions, and physical descriptions build believable characters. Learners then use the methods of characterization in their own writing.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 40 Downloads