New! Daily Routine Writing Exercise
4th - 5th
In this review of English usage learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes, complete sentences with vocabulary words, and write about their daily routine. Students write 23 answers.
Discovering Rational and Irrational Numbers
This detailed lesson plan is a great way to explore the difference between rational and irrational numbers. Learners work in pairs to write the decimal expansions of fractions and irrational numbers and describe the distinguishing characteristics they see. Includes detailed notes for facilitators, worksheet, and an answer key.
Grade 4: Module 2A: Unit 1: Lesson 7 Paragraph Writing: The Role of Religion in Colonial America
Informative writing is emphasized in the standards. Help your learners reach that goal with the plan for paragraph writing outlined here. After reviewing the work from the day before and adding to their vocabulary notebooks, class members examine a model paragraph and then write and share organized, informative paragraphs about religion in colonial America. A collaborative and engaging activity, the plan presented is part of a series made specifically for the Common Core.
Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions, Main Ideas, and Key Vocabulary about the Bullfro
As your 3rd grade class finishes reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the eighth lesson of this unit helps readers from an understanding of the very specific information on the final page of the book. As with the entire unit, students answer questions by citing evidence from the text as they learn more facts about bullfrogs. Key vocabulary from the story is addressed in an activity where learners create glossaries including their own definitions and illustrations of the different words. A great lesson that furthers young scholars' ability to read and understand informational text.
The Write Response
Students explore what impact the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 had on nine different American novelists. They write and share their own thoughts and feelings, then consider the role writing plays in their own lives, particularly in times of tragedy.
Adding Fuel to the Fire
Students consider global warming and the greenhouse effect, then explore how these issues affect other countries. They graph findings and write papers considering how continued usage can affect the future of the atmosphere and the global economy.
How To Use the Six Traits of Writing
Use these reference tools to plan and organize the Six Traits of Writing Program.
Picture This! Building Photo-Based Writing Skills
High schoolers analyze photographs as a development activity for their literacy skills. They will review the 6 Q's feature for analyzing photographs and analyze a variety of photographs and then write comments in the space around the photo. Next, they will complete four response activities for their group photos and also complete discussion and reading comprehension questions. Very creative and engaging!
Lesotho, Africa: Daily Resource Analysis
Seventh graders study the concept of data analysis. In this data analysis lesson, 7th graders describe the daily water usage in Africa. Students watch a slide show presentation and read diary entries provided that state estimated water usage. Students also calculate their own daily water usage and compare the results.
Writing Fiction Based on Real Science - NYTimes.com
Refuse to alienate your scientific-minded students during your creative writing unit. Learners explore how literary writing can reflect observable fact, and be based in actual science. The links include examples of fiction and non-fiction writing, a fun YouTube video on the basic elements of story, and an essay on how fictional literature can be based in factual science. It all leads to greater class understanding.
Writing Connections: Link Writing to Pupils' Daily Lives
Engage your learners in writing a set of instructions that relates to their experiences.
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