Note-Taking and Handwriting
Students identify, research and analyze the occasions they put pen to paper and practice their note-taking and handwriting skills on a daily basis. They summarize the advantages of note-taking in school and life today in general.
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Unit 3: Scientific Writing
Write-on! Demonstrate a writing model and support learners as they write an informational essay on a water resource issue of your (or their) choosing. The lesson plan provides a well-scaffolded summative writing experience that wraps up...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sports Journalism: Taking Notes
Young scholars learn and use three steps to effective note taking. For this note taking lesson, students employ a method to assist them in taking clear and accurate notes. Young scholars practice note taking skills at a sports event at...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding.
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Researching Multiple Perspectives to Develop a Position
The only way that a heinous act of genocide can succeed is if citizens of surrounding groups and countries turn their backs on those suffering. A thorough language arts module addresses shared central ideas with three separate units,...
11th English Language Arts
Teaching Elections in Washington State
Prepare even our youngest citizens to participate in the democratic process with this powerful packet of materials. Kids consider what it means to be a good citizen, examine voter qualifications, investigate initiatives and referenda,...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Fountain Pen Makes a Comeback in Scotland
Learners read and discuss a news article about a school in Scotland that is using fountain pens to write with. They answer article comprehension questions, participate in a discussion about the importance of handwriting, write their...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts
Writing Letters to the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets
To celebrate National Poetry Month, young writers focus on the role letter writing has played in the development of poets. They begin by journaling three to five associations to a writing prompt that requires them to identify their...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Revive Reviews With Student-Created Study Guides
Students work cooperatively in small groups to practice note-taking and outlining skills which are applied as student create unit Study Guides for their classmates. They demonstrate critical thinking skills as they decide the most...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts