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ArtWords: Writing about Art Then and Now
Learners use observation skills to develop skills inc. They develop thinking skills and develop descriptive writing. They refine their thinking with concrete materials and make a collage that updates this mural to reflect current culture.
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Distinguishing the Author’s Purpose
A big step in the development of children's reading comprehension skills is the ability to differentiate between the topic of a piece of writing and its purpose. The third lesson in this series presents learners with collections of short...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository,...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Prompts for Middle School
Scratching your head when it comes to engaging writing prompts? Check out a list of prompts designed for middle school classes, which includes topics for persuasive writing, expository writing, how-to essays, personal narratives, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 5 Writing Prompts
Looking for something to write about? Try out one of the prompts from three and a half pages of ideas. The list includes a variety of different topics that you can pick and choose from when planning a writing assignment or unit.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
EdTech Tuesdays: Write About This
Learn all about how to get your class writing with this quick video tutorial for the app Write About This. Watch as Rich and Jennifer preview the app and show you how to use its features. After viewing this video, you'll have a solid...
4 mins 4th - 6th English Language Arts
Persuasive Practice: A Mt. Rushmore Addition
Budding authors research a US President and persuade the National Park Service to add him to Mt. Rushmore. In addition to the persuasive essay, individuals are required to develop a visual presentation using a web-based software that...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
You Can't Tell it All!: Narrowing the Focus of Personal Narratives
Work on narrative skills by discovering how to be focused in writing. Upper graders will brainstorm the importance of focus in texts. They study transparencies of a narrative story from a 4th grade student. Then they study the focus of...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Writing Process Made Easier
The writing process meets the 21st century in this instructional activity centered around the Inspiration Software program. Using a diagram, learners complete the cyclical process through pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed