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The Memory Box: Descriptive Writing
4th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
A great way to reinforce descriptive writing, this lesson serves as an exploration of adjectives and sensory words. First, pupils describe a family tradition using as many sensory details as they can. Then, they try to draw a scene from...
Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing, Listening, and Speaking Middle School
6th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
This is a fantastic collection of a wide variety of rubrics for writing, listening, and speaking! The resource contains over 14 rubrics for assessing such items as a summary, autobiographical sketch and narrative, speech, oral report,...
Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
An extensive portfolio project encourages your kids to reflect on their personalities with multiple writing assignments. From activities on extended metaphors to writing about an important day in their lives, kids explore the way they...
Descriptive Writing Using the Book Rumpelstiltskin
2nd - 4th CCSS: Adaptable
Use the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin to teach your third grade class about descriptive writing. Following a teacher read-aloud of the story, the class brainstorms a list of adjectives describing the main character. Students use this list...
Further Improvements of Writing Skills
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Improve writing skills by finding a personal writing style, using descriptive language effectively, and using precise language. Middle schoolers discuss individual style in writing and formal and informal language. They utilize figures...
Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 1: Argument Writing
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
As an introduction to argument writing, groups examine two argument essays, observing how the writers state their claims and organize and support their ideas. Individuals then craft an argument essay, taking a position on the question of...
The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Poetry of Place
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Much of Robinson Jeffers' poetry is grounded in place. Read three poems with your class ("Carmel Point," "Bixby's Landing," and "Hands") and examine the locations described and language used in the poems. Pupils locate the locations on a...
Going Back in Time Using “George Washington’s Socks”
3rd - 6th CCSS: Designed
After reading Elvira Woodruff's George Washington's Socks, young readers and writers embark upon writing their own historically based story, with a focus on developing ideas and details throughout the piece. In small groups, class...
Develop Events in a Narrative Using Description and Dialogue
7 mins 3rd - 6th CCSS: Designed
Dialogue really brings a story to life and can reveal a lot about its characters, plot, and setting. Explore how this literary technique is used to engage an audience as young writers begin drafting their narrative response to The Story...
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