Creative Writing: Just Sandwiches
Students explore the creative writing process. They write a composition using focus and related ideas. Students brainstorm writing ideas and create a sandwich menu using unique sandwiches.
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Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan 7: Setting and Mood
If your class is participating in National Novel Writing Month, or just doing some creative writing, they should know setting is imperative to a story's mood. Kids begin this lesson with a writing prompt to describe places that are...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I, the basket: Writing a first-person story as an inanimate object
Don't just teach your ELA class about point-of-view, get them writing! Read the illustrated book I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket to your class and discuss how the story is told from the first-person point of view of an inanimate object: a...
6th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How do you throw a ball? How do you make a peanut butter sandwich? How do you draw a Tyrannosaurus Rex? Pairs of learners write directions for a simple activity and partners follow the directions exactly. A fun way to encourage writers...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Use Pictures or Artwork to Spark Creative Writing
Art in one form can inspire art in another. Use images to inspire writing in your English class. The lesson described here is not detailed; however, the idea is strong. An engaging way to get class members interested in writing, the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts