Fifth graders research plant and animals cells and create a Venn Diagram to show the similarities and differences.
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Organizing the Sections of Our Constitution
Young writers use the Iroquois Constitution as a model to help them organize their own class constitution in the seventh lesson of this unit. Using this historic text helps students better understand the structure of this type of...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Organizing Stories Before You Write
Orators practice their storytelling skills by working in groups. They utilize a step-by-step approach to organize ideas and create a story from scratch. The class discovers the beginning, middle, and end of a story and learns how to...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Upper elementary learners generate sequencing and web graphic organizers while planning expository and narrative writing. They work in teams to complete webs in order to improve a short story and organize a report. Small groups discuss...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Locating, Organizing, And Using Information
Create a graphic organizer! Elementary and middle schoolers generate ideas and formulate questions through the use of a graphic organizer to define a focus for a research report. They identify criteria for determining credible sources...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Organize an Informational Text
An organized outline is at the heart of a well-developed essay. Using a strategy of constructing boxes and bullets, your young writers will learn how to take the main points of their essay, add appropriate supporting details, and then to...
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fact or Fiction - What is Expository Writing?
Use formatting to organize an explanatory essay after comparing and contrasting expository and narrative genres. Young writers explore expository writing by employing prewriting techniques and graphic organizers to plan an essay. This is...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Project Organizer: Follow an Explorer
This is both a great idea and a great way to help your class organize a themed project. They use these worksheets to assist them in writing a creative historical narrative about the life and travels of an explorer. They'll compare and...
5th - 7th English Language Arts