A Penny For Your Thoughts: Cross-Curricular Journal Writing
Students are introduced to the importance of journal writing. After creating their own journal, they write their thoughts and feelings about different subjects. If they choose to they can share their writings with the class to end the lesson.
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Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment
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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Call of the Wild: Jack London's Writing Style
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing an Argument: The Grand Coulee Dam
The benefits of building the Grand Coulee Dam were enormous—as were the drawbacks. Learners read different points of view on the construction of the dam, including the famous Woody Guthrie song and firsthand accounts from nearby...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing Informative Text: Did Shakespeare Write Shakespeare?
William Shakespeare penned some of the richest and most fascinating works of literature—or did he? Middle schoolers read three brief informative passages and conduct additional research to evaluate the claim that Shakespeare did not...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Narrative Writing: Mystery Writing
It's a mystery why you haven't used this resource earlier. Guide your scholars through the mystery narrative writing process with a prewriting activity that gets writers' thoughts on paper before they begin their first rough draft.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Personal Narrative
What is the difference between a news story and a personal narrative? This plan has learners write a personal narrative using the topic of service projects in their community. Consider completing a cross-curricular extension by bringing...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Bring Characters to Life Using Details Such as Thoughts, Feelings, Actions, and Dialogue
The best stories ever written are those with characters that come to life. The fifth lesson of this narrative writing series teaches young writers how thoughts, feelings, actions, and dialogue add depth to characters. Pause the video at...
8 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed