Description of a Person
In this descriptive writing prompt worksheet, students write about 1 or more of the 4 writing prompts listed. Each writing prompt listed requires them to write a descriptive piece.
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Using Maps to Inspire Personal Narratives
A solid description of one way to teach narrative writing, this resource outlines the writing process from concept to completion. Class members create concept maps of moments in their lives and follow the writing process to publish their...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Personal Narratives: Learning from Lessons Life Teaches Us
"First Appearance," Mark Twain's tale about overcoming stage fright, serves as a model of a personal narrative and gets young writers thinking about milestones in their own lives. After examining student models and considering the...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Memory Box: Descriptive Writing
A great way to reinforce descriptive writing, this lesson plan serves as an exploration of adjectives and sensory words. First, pupils describe a family tradition using as many sensory details as they can. Then, they try to draw a scene...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Personal Letter Using the Short Story "Eleven"
Challenge your class to connect to the text of "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros with this activity, which prompts them to write a personal letter from the main character's point of view. The story, prompt, and letter template are all included...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
Further Improvements of Writing Skills
Improve writing skills by finding a personal writing style, using descriptive language effectively, and using precise language. Middle schoolers discuss individual style in writing and formal and informal language. They utilize figures...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable