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On-Demand Assessment: Writing of an Information Paragraph About How a Bullfrog Survives

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Having read and discussed Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, third graders demonstrate their bullfrog expertise by writing informational paragraphs. Building on the note-taking and paragraph planning from the previous lesson plan, learners...
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Write an Introduction Including Specific Details About a Topic

For Teachers 4th Standards
The fourth in a series of 6 lessons digs into the all-important task of writing the introduction to an explanatory essay. A review of the writing process and how to create topic sentences kicks off the learning. Then, writers are...
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Writing Expressions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Practice writing algebraic expressions from written phrases. The objective is to consider two seemingly similar phrases, write them as algebraic expressions, and then simplify using the order of operations. Learners are challenged to...
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Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Do your young authors suffer from writer's block when they try to write short stories? Access their natural creativity with C-Gor, the writing monster! The instructional activity takes aspiring authors through a new writing process...
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The Call of the Wild: Jack London's Writing Style

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Expand your pupils' understanding of the book The Call of the Wild by Jack London by looking at his style and artistic vision. Class members examine the text and find instances of naturalism, eventually discussing a quote by London about...
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All Together Now: Collaborations in Poetry Writing

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Have your elementary learners listen to poems for rhythm and rhyming, and then work together to write one line of a poem. They will complete a practice worksheet for rhythm and rhyming before writing their original poem. This is a great...
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Writing Rainbows

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Youngsters explore colors in the world around them with a focus on high-frequency sight words. They will read books about color and discuss color in their lives. The class will participate in interactive writing as they compose a large...
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Planning Writing: Bullfrog Information Paragraph

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Lesson ten in this unit for the book Bullfrogs at Magnolia Circle, prepares third graders to begin writing an informational paragraph about the adaptations of bullfrogs. First, young writers work either independently or in pairs to...
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Synthesizing Information: Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders view examples of help-wanted ads as they plan and create their own writing in the fourteenth lesson of this unit on colonial trade. The engagement of the class is captured when the teacher shares an actual help-wanted ad...
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End of Unit Assessment: On-Demand Paragraph Writing

For Teachers 4th Standards
In a two-part instructional activity, fourth graders are first assessed on their ability to produce an explanatory paragraph and then participate in a gallery walk, presenting their final constitution paragraphs to their peers. To...
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Leading into Good Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Discuss the importance of a lead in writing with your upper graders. They examine several examples of leads from literature and practice writing leads for pieces of artwork. They then select a topic from a list and write an introductory...
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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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My View's Write!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After researching issues involving panthers, middle schoolers practice writing persuasive letters.  They  become familiar with a controversial issue related to panthers and write their position on the issue. This lesson would be a good...
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Write On!

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Help empower your class by learning about the editorial section of the newspaper. They will have the option to also write to a politician. The goal is to teach students how to speak-up and express their opinions on important issues....
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Writing with Writers for Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have your class examine the characteristics of various writing genres using the Writing with Writers online project. Detailed instructions for how to introduce, discuss, and develop a piece of writing for each genre are included. Class...
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Writing a Letter of Inquiry!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Help your junior high writers identify writing as a necessary. real-world skill. They identify and interpret the brevity of a business letter and create their own focused and catchy letters. They also publish a typed letter that is...
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Writing Diagnostics and Introduction to Literary Terms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Assess your new learners' writing abilities and knowledge of literary terms with these diagnostic activities. Part of a back-to-school unit, this is meant to provide the teacher with information about the ability levels of their class....
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Writing Pattern Books

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Have your older students assist young children with writing in this community service and literacy lesson plan. Middle schoolers become partners with a local elementary school. They assist the grade school children in writing a pattern...
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Six Traits of Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Middle schoolers identify writing techniques in example stories with this story structure lesson. After reading the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, they find the differences between it and the original version....
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Writing Effective Dialogue

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wait, there is an effective way to practice writing dialogue with your high school class? Great! High schoolers will have a blast writing dialogue using a list of potentially silly situations and an image of people talking. Employ the...
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Writing Letters-to-the-Editor

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Collect numerous editorials and have your class establish criteria for this type of persuasive writing. After brainstorming ideas about school issues or current events, journalists select a topic of interest to use as the basis of their...
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Picture This! Building Photo-Based Writing Skills

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers analyze photographs as a development activity for their literacy skills. They will review the 6 Q's feature for analyzing photographs and analyze a variety of photographs and then write comments in the space around the...
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Writing the Essay

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Relate the structure of the essay to the structure of a building. The class compares an essay to a building, with the writer being the architect, the introduction being the foundation, and so on. They use the visual representation of a...
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Developing Writing Skills Through Japanese Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students listen to Japanese folk songs to get inspired to create a writing piece about Japan.  In this writing lesson plan, students use primary and secondary sources to add information about Japan. 

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