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Lesson Plan: Humans and the Land

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Art acts as inspiration for a conversation about human impact on the environment and creative writing. The class examines three pieces, looking for evidence of human impact on the landscape. They then write a first-person narrative, from...
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About Frogs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Following a reading of Frogs by Gail Gibbons, young scientists write about one fact they learned from the reading to include in a class book about frog facts. Class members illustrate their sentences and add a title page and a table of...
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What A Pair! A Cross Grade Writing Activity

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
What a pair! Older pupils interview younger ones and use what they learn to write a short, illustrated storybook that features the youngster as the main character. The youngster responds with a thank-you note in which they identify their...
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Writing Classroom Agreements using Inspiration & Word to Go

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
How can you foster a thoughtful learning community for your class? First, the class brainstorms a list of behaviors that will help make the classroom a great place to learn. Then learners group similar ideas together and come up with...
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Costume Exploration

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What a great lesson, upper graders are sure to love. They explore costume design and the relationships between theatre, culture, and history. They research three time periods, write a response about two of them, then create a composit...
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Is That a Fact?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Investigate popular scientific claims and gather evidence to defend or argue against an author's stance. Writers synthesize information and compose their own "Really?" columns modeled after those found in the weekly "Science Times"...
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Information Shuffle

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Gather some information, print it onto sentence strips, and then have your class physically shuffle the cards to better understand the importance of organizational patterns in writing. Middle school learners examine information for a...
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Will You Pick My Cotton?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use this cross-curricular history lesson to work on your students' informational writing skills. After listening to songs and stories related to Sultana, they engage in a several activities to boost their understanding of slavery and...
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Ben Franklin Timeline

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Celebrate inventions such as lightning rods, bifocals, and stoves with a Ben Franklin Day. Young historians conduct research and write a paragraph about an accomplishment of Benjamin Franklin including an illustration or collage that...
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Did You Know?

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Learn how to spot termite damage with an informational paragraph and writing prompt. After reading some facts about termites, write a story about alerting your parents to termite damage in your new house.
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Write a Conclusion for an Informational Text

For Students 4th Standards
Once fourth graders reach the end of their research paper, have them end on a high note with a video about conclusions. At just under five minutes, the video is a short and effective way to help sure kids wrap up their writing. Their...
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Organize Ideas in Informational Writing Using Headings

For Students 4th Standards
Can your fourth graders use headings to organize their ideas? Help them format their research papers with paragraphs and headings to break up different ideas. The eighth video in a series about informational text takes them through the...
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Draft Informational, Research-Based Writing

For Students 4th Standards
Trying to find a good way to teach research-based writing to your fourth graders? Use a video series on informational text and writing to show them the extended writing process. The seventh video in the series covers transitioning...
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Group Research into Categories to Plan Informational Writing

For Students 4th Standards
The fifth video in a series about informational text covers how to group research into categories. Focusing on outlining information without directly copying the words, the video shows fourth graders how to take their writing from the...
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The Life and Times of a First Generation College Student

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is it like to be the first person in your family to attend a four-year college? Learners interview a first-generation college student and write a biographical essay. They read a case study, develop interview questions, conduct an...
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Teaching the Features of Effective Writing: Examples of Student Writing

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Need sample prompts and exemplars to use with your class? Utilize the links provided here and download high, middle, and low-level examples of student writing. Designed as a teacher resource, the links include models of expressive and...
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Take Five: Writing a Color-Coded Paragraph

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Use a traffic light to model a very basic paragraph plan. The Go, or topic sentence, is written in green and expresses an opinion about the topic. Information that supports the opinion of the Go sentence is written in yellow and the...
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Writing: Closing Sentence/Conclusion

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What does a good closing sentence look like? First, read the article "Gymnasts Flip for Science," and then identify the conclusion sentence. What are the supporting facts mentioned in the article? After studying the article's conclusion,...
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Six-Trait Writing Lesson Plan: Organization

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Having a firm grasp on organization can help young authors write with purpose. Using this resource, they list the components of a narrative which include an introduction, body, and strong conclusion. They discuss how to implement these...
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My Community: Up Close & Personal

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help your young citizens explore their community in this thorough lesson. They research attributes of their neighborhood and collaborate to design a slide show that features the community. Individually, they design, create, and present a...
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Informational Writing: Lesson 2 of 5

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Introduce expository writing to your elementary learners. Young authors write a three-paragraph informational paper using the steps of the writing process. They follow guided lessons to experience each of five steps. Included are tons of...
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All About Our Town

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils explore brochure writing. They work in groups to brainstorm and categorize important places in their community. In addition, they gather information from the Internet, take pictures using a digital camera, and create a community...
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How are People Portrayed by Different Media?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Your 9th - 12th graders can hone their analysis and critical thinking skills by studying the way a subject is portrayed across media types. They examine how various print, visual, and online sources have portrayed key players in the 9/11...
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Did You Know?

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito? Learn about mosquitoes and why they need water, nectar, and blood to survive with an informative worksheet. Then, write a few paragraphs explaining what a mosquito is to a space alien.