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Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher: Using a "Prompts in Reverse" Technique to Inspire Your Writers

For Teachers 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...
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Word Up!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Study the importance of word choice in informational text. Middle and high schoolers locate unfamiliar words and phrases in newspaper articles of their choosing, and use online word sites to explore the definitions and histories of each....
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The Tell-Tale Hearts of Writers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Knock, knock, knock...Creep out your class with a critical thinking lesson focused on word relationships in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." They investigate  the relationship between word choice, mood, and interpretation of a...
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Shakespeare and Poe Teach Six-Trait Writing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A Six-Trait Writing instructional activity helps your middle schoolers liven up their word choice and shows them how to evaluate their own writing. Class members take a close look at the language used in poems by Shakespeare, Kipling,...
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Creative Writing Workshop (Middle, Reading/Writing)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Bring this lesson into your unit about creative writing and precise language. First, middle schoolers create a piece of writing with the help of their classmates. In the second part of this workshop, they edit their own piece of writing....
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Stories That Sparkle

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Picture books provide the impetus for a study of how authors make plots seem real and characters interesting. After reading several books, class members list the techniques the authors used to enliven their stories and then craft their...
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Dead Word Wall Kills Overused Words

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Have your class attend a funeral for the words they overuse in their writing. They develop a list of alternate words for those overused words, and make an effort to employ alternatives whenever possible. This is a great way to improve...
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Does Mother Nature Know Best?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Investigate herbal medicine in the science or health classroom with this lesson from the New York Times. After a discussion about class members beliefs about and experiences with herbal medicines, pupils read an article that might impact...
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Jeffrey and Sloth: Six Traits of Writing

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Use drawings as inspiration. Have learners doodle for 10 minutes before beginning the lesson. Then, have them use their doodles to inspire a story. Several writing activities are included here to play with writing. One of my favorites...
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Creating Language Art: Vocabulary Development

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Use this artistic activity in a unit about word choice or as part of your ongoing vocabulary development routine. Helpful for both narrative and informational text, the approach prompts middle schoolers to create art from words to...
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Vivid Verbs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Spice up your writing! Your amateur writers will benefit from concentrating on understanding and improving verb use in writing. An introductory activity addresses weak verbs. A second exercise helps them see the importance of strong...
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Changing Seasons

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Explore expository writing and using precise language in this descriptive paragraph writing instructional activity. Learners brainstorm prior knowledge about the changing seasons in Ohio. They describe seasonal items, view seasonal...
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Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder

For Teachers 5th - 9th
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts lesson. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their...
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Counting Sentences' Words

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Scholars expand short, nondescript sentences by adding descriptive words and phrases. In this Owl Moon lesson, sentence length and rhythmic language are identified and discussed. Authentic student samples are reviewed to identify...
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The Worksheet on Redundancy Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
As your writers become more comfortable with writing, they'll probably end up having a few redundant sentences. Before attacking paragraphs for redundancies, give them this worksheet, focusing on repetitive words in sentences. There are...
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Eliminating Wordiness

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Why use 50 words when 15 gets the same point across? Use an online interactive webpage to fine tune the writing skills of your middle schoolers. As they read 10 sentences, they eliminate as many words as possible while still retaining...
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Avoiding Redundancy

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Are you tired of the exhaustive overuse of tiring words? Examine the three strategies young writers can apply to their writing to avoid redundancies. They practice using the tips as they respond to three short answer questions. Use this...
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Eliminating Wordiness

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Teach your class how to write concisely and edit writing. The slide show covers be verbs, active voice, passive voice, repetitive wording, and more. Complete with numerous examples and images, it is a comprehensive resource that could be...
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Wordiness: Editing Exercise

For Students 6th - 7th
For this editing and proofreading worksheet, learners read a sentence that is too wordy. They rewrite the sentence and eliminate the wordiness.