Students as Editors
Students read poems from a variety of authors. They write biographies of each poet and create a book full of the biographies and poems. They share their creation with the class.
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Expository Writing Peer Review
Support young writers through the peer review process with this easy-to-use form. Offering four prompts that help students to provide meaningful feedback about each others work, this resource would make a nice addition to the writing...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan 1: Introducing NanoWriMo and Getting Rid of the Inner Editor
Make sure your budding authors put away their inner-editors until the time as come! As a start to the creative process and a larger writing unit, this is an introductory lesson for aspiring novel-writers. They ponder the word creativity,...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Expressing Your Views to the Letter
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
You Be the Editor
Young editors work in teams to find all the errors in a text. They identify grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. Use this activity to reinforce correct usage of prominent punctuation symbols, such as apostrophes and ellipses. You...
K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Editor Travels U.S. Fixing Errors on Signs
An interesting article on editors helps young writers understand the conventions of written English. They read a news article about an editor traveling America correcting spelling and punctuation errors on signs. They discuss proper...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Collect numerous editorials and have your class establish criteria for this type of persuasive writing. After brainstorming ideas about school issues or current events, journalists select a topic of interest to use as the basis of their...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History