My Best Friend: Description of a Person
In this writing model activity, students explore description of a person as they read a sample selection, respond to short answer questions, and plan their own description of a person.
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Detailed Writing Lessons for The Personal Narrative
Memories of persons, places, and objects provide the seeds for the personal narratives kids craft during a 19-day, personal narrative writing unit. Beautifully crafted and carefully scaffolded so that all writers can be successful, the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Comma Review One
Commas are helpful for separating names of cities from states, setting off interjections, and listing items in a series. Practice the many uses of commas with a set of grammar exercises designed for both elementary and middle school...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Set Out an Informal Letter
Walk your class through each step in writing an informal letter. This fabulous PowerPoint provides a great example for all parts of an informal, or personal, letter. After reviewing this presentation, your class will be ready to write...
3rd - 10th English Language Arts
Writing a Personal Narrative
What is the difference between a news story and a personal narrative? This plan has learners write a personal narrative using the topic of service projects in their community. Consider completing a cross-curricular extension by bringing...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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