Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Main Ideas about the Bullfrog
As your class reaches the end of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the seventh instructional activity in this literary unit helps third graders transition from reading narrative to expository writing. Scholars develop their...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Designed
A+ Writing Prompts
Shake it up! Shake your tablet to bring up a unique writing prompt for journaling or blogging with your class. Shake again and a new one appears. Prompts can come from different categories (sketches, scenes, texts, words, news) to help...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Implied Main Ideas
Skilled readers can find the main idea of an informative passage without finding it directly stated. A reading video prompts elementary learners to examine supporting details in several examples, and to infer what the main idea of the...
7 mins 4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Organize Ideas for Writing Using a Short Plan
Everyone has opinions, but to be persuasive opinions need to be supported with facts and details. Working with thesis statements from the previous lesson, learners brainstorm reasons that support their ideas. Be sure that your students...
5 mins 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Organize Ideas Chronologically for a Narrative
First things first. Before writing a personal narrative, young authors must plan out a sequence of events to include in the story. Learners accomplish this by imagining their topic as a movie playing in their mind's eye, moving...
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable