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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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Opinion: Persuasive Essay Unit Introduction
Everyone has an opinion, but the trick is figuring out how to argue a position with purpose and logic. Guide scholars to answer the question, What is argumentative writing? with activities that include brainstorming ideas, holding a...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
“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
Reading and Taking Notes on Colonial Trades
In the tenth lesson 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
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
New Review 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