We found 49 resources with the concept writing strategies
Writing As Decision Making
2 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Budding English pros must make decisions in every phase of the writing process. As a video from the UNC Writing Center explains, the decisions they make help mold and shape a piece of writing. Making the right choice is important, so the...
3 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing and contrasting goes beyond beyond obvious differences—it includes critical thinking skills, too! Through a short video, writers learn how to organize ideas within a compare/contrast paper. The video highlights different styles...
5th - 10th
Check out these detailed lessons using popular music across genres to explain songwriting concepts such as figurative language, elaboration, and tone. Learners examine lyrics to the songs from different musical genres and practice putting the skills into practice. These nine resources could easily be used with a poetry writing focus as well, and everything you need is here!
Who Am I? Using Personal Narrative to Reflect on Identity
6th CCSS: Adaptable
Who am I? Pupils work to answer this question through a unit that explores personal narratives and identity. Exit tickets for activities that examine different poems, short stories, and autobiographical writing serve as prewriting for...
Writing: Drafting Body Paragraphs and Revising for Language
6th CCSS: Designed
Begin the drafting phase of the writing process with a lesson focused on writing three body paragraphs in a logical way. Then, revise writing to make it more formal after a teacher-directed mini lesson. Each paragraph written highlights...
Writing Prompts, Student Rubrics, and Sample Responses
7th CCSS: Adaptable
Whether you are teaching mainstream, advanced, or intervention language arts classes, you will find something helpful in a thorough writing packet. It includes prompts, rubrics, responses, helpful hints, graphic organizers, and many...
Figurative Language and Word Choice: A Closer Look at Bud, Not Buddy
6th CCSS: Adaptable
The difference between an average piece of writing and an unforgettable piece of writing can lie in the author's word choice. The figurative language in Chapter 2 of Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal winner, Bud, Not Buddy, is the...
The "Write" Stuff: Third Grade Strategies and Conventions for Expository Writing
Here is an amazing, 39-page collection of lessons on reading expository text, and writing about it. Designed for third graders, these lessons thoroughly cover this all-important area of literacy and language arts. Beautifully designed...
How Writing Strategies Create a Character: Parrot in the Oven
7th - 12th
Identifying specific writing strategies while reading fiction helps to increase understanding of character development. This handout provides a template on which readers can record examples of figurative language and explain how it...