In this brainstorming worksheet, students fill in a graphic brainstorming organizer, writing key words, headings, subheadings, predictions, pictures with captions, connections and questions.
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The Devil’s Arithmetic: Personal Narrative Assignment
How can an unfamiliar place help you learn something about yourself? Use a narrative writing prompt as you culminate your unit on Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic. Kids consider the ways that, like the main character from the novel,...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading and Taking Notes on Colonial Trades
In the tenth lesson plan of this unit, young scholars learn to categorize information as they continue researching their colonial trade. During guided practice, the teacher models how to read informational text slowly while sorting the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
“What to Do?” Poster
Divide your class into groups of four and send them off to make posters about what to do instead of watching television! First, though, you might follow the brainstorming plan outlined in this resource. Follow up the poster creation with...
6th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson Two: The Earth, Introductory Activities
Determine what young pupils already know about earth science with a brainstorming activity. After class members work together to complete a KWL chart about the Earth, they craft an acrostic poem to demonstrate their understanding.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Brainstorm Possible Story Ideas for a Response to a Narrative Prompt
Batten down the hatches, there's a storm brewing. Young writers learn how to brainstorm ideas for a personal narrative in the second lesson of this writing series. Watch the video and follow along with the instructor as she explains her...
6 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
It's a Whatchamacallit
Learners formulate new applications for simple machines in an original invention that solves a common problem. They brainstorm ideas for a new product using simple machines and communicate a finished project through an oral, written, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Conduct the cooperative learning strategy, carousel brainstorming, with the help of a step-by-step plan for implementation. Scholars work collaboratively to think of, and write, information and thoughts that come to mind when discussing...
K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiration: Narrative Writing Workshop
Narrative writing is accessible when you reveal the not so mysterious writing process! Although this writer's workshop lesson is valuable on its own, it's really designed to introduce pupils to Inspiration Software. Screenshots offer a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed