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Choose a Research Writing Topic for an Informational Text

For Students 4th Standards
Select a research topic in the first of ten lessons that walk through each step of writing an informational text. The instructor walks through a three-step process for selecting a just-right topic that the writer will enjoy exploring....
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Generate a Topic Response to a Writing Prompt

For Students 4th Standards
Even with a writing prompt, honing in on a topic to write about can be tricky. The second of seven videos on responding to a narrative prompt gives tools for picking what to focus on in your essay. The instructor walks through reading...
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Teaching "Theme" with Children's Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Theme, moral, topic? What’s the difference? High schoolers listen to a reading of the children’s book, The Cello of Mr. O and then individually identify a series of statements as either being an acceptable or unacceptable thematic...
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Thesis Statements

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A good thesis is hard to craft. Model for your writers how to develop and refine thesis statements with a series of slides that discuss the purpose and format of this all-important sentence. Viewers following along as the process is...
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Pirate Poems

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students increase their awareness of the fundamental of poetry. They write their own poetry on a familiar topic. Students create a paper-bag puppet on which to display their poem. They are told that poetry is a special way to tell a story.
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Basic Guide to Writing an Essay

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Introducing your class to essay writing? The gentle tone, concise explanations, and clear examples provided by a 17-slide presentation introduces young writers to the expository essay format. All that's missing is a complete essay with...
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Genres, Genres Everywhere

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young readers assume the role of Genre Sleuths to investigate the characteristics of folktales, fantasies, and mysteries. For this session you will need to collect a variety of books on a topic you have been studying. Groups then examine...
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Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Part of writing a solid essay comes from reading solid essays. Demonstrating how readers can identify the thesis, main idea, and supporting details in expository texts is the focus of this text-heavy slide show, the third in a series. 
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Writing Process: Revise, Main Ideas

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Reinforce topic and main idea with this writing process practice learning exercise. After reading a model, young writers read 3 sets of sentences and eliminate 1 sentence in each set that does not support the main idea. As a final...
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Writing Process: Revise, Topic

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Clarify paragraph focus with this writing process practice worksheet. After reading a model, elementary schoolers read 4 sentences and create a paragraph by choosing the three sentences that belong together. This resource also includes a...
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Hands-On Outlining

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
In order to write an effective outline, children must be able to identify main ideas and supporting details, which is the aim of this fun and kinesthetic activity. The class works on the floor to organize sentence strips prepared by the...
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A Sentence for Life

For Teachers 2nd
What is a sentence? Second graders will explore the components of a sentence in the ten lessons of this unit. The subject, predicate, the process of proofreading, punctuation, and sentence sequence are analyzed in this unit. Handouts and...
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Cloud Sequence

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students write or draw events inside a cloud to show sequence. Students draw pictures or write to explain a topic in the center cloud. This is great for many grade levels.       
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My Favorite Thing

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students write about their favorite thing using all five senses, where possible.
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Writing ABC Poetry

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover the background of alphabet poetry and as a group construct a poem on the board. Using all the letters in the alphabet, they individually create their own poems.
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Teaching Theme With Children's Literature

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars identify the theme in the children's story The Cello of Mr. O. In this theme lesson plan, students fill out a worksheet, and discuss the difference between theme, moral, and topic.
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Focus on the Topic When Writing

For Students 7th - 8th
In this focus on the topic when writing worksheet, students read how to select and narrow a topic, check resources and write a thesis sentence.
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Theme vs. Topic

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use Aesop's fables to examine theme and topic. In this theme and topic instructional activity, students read different fables and discussing as a class. After hearing more stories students work in pairs to determine the theme or...
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Topic: A Topic Is What Something Is About

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this topic worksheet, students learn that a topic is what something is about. Students complete exercises on 2 pages. Students identify the topic in sentences and tell if the pictures pertain to the topic.
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A Good Topic Is Clear

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this topics learning exercise, students examine 4 pictures. From two choices, students underline the topic that gives a clear idea of each picture. Students then read four short illustrated stories and write a topic for each.
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AWP 3 Unit 5 Word Search

For Students 9th - 12th
In this language arts worksheet, students locate and identify various vocabulary terms related to literature. There are 20 words/phrases located in the puzzle.
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Online Museum Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th
In this technology worksheet, students research an online museum and select a topic within that museum. They read the story section and summarize it in a paragraph. Then students list five important things that they learned about the...
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Using a Time Focus- Owl Moon

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars practice writing on a specific topic. Students read "Owl Moon." They chronologically and comprehensively list all events occurring in the story. Young scholars choose one specific event in the story on which to write.
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Designing the Perfect Science Fair Project Webquest

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the Scientific Method and define their topic of interest. Students familiarize themselves with how to utilize their resources and create note cards. Students create their written report and display of their...