We found 66 resources with the keyterm idea development
Start With What Isn't ThereLesson Planet
2nd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Explore a different style of writing! Read Caves, a picture book written by Stephen Kramer, which describes what isn't seen before describing the actual setting. After discussing the effect this style has on the audience, writers attempt...
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher: Using a "Prompts in Reverse" Technique to Inspire Your WritersLesson Planet
3rd - 8th
Help your class find their writing voices with this lesson which uses the work of Ralph Fletcher to guide a "Prompt in Reverse" activity. Using the chapter "First Pen" from Fletcher's Marshfield Dreams, learners decipher what they...
A Primary Source Picture BookLesson Planet
4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Travel through Europe with ten-year-old Teddy Roosevelt in this writing activity, which uses the picture book My Tour of Europe: by Teddy Roosevelt, by Ellen Jackson. After reading the book, readers compare it to passages from The...
The Last Word: Using Critical Thinking and Analysis to Reach a DecisionLesson Planet
5th - 9th
Want to explore the process of writing a persuasive essay and tie it in with the upcoming elections? Class members use Venn diagrams and the hamburger model of persuasive writing to write a five-paragraph essay on elections and...
Song Parodies about SchoolLesson Planet
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Weird Al Yankovic might have made the parody popular but his name will probably not be familiar to your pupils; however, the songs and illustrations in Alan Katz’s Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs will certainly...
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. FletcherLesson Planet
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.