Please Tell Me a Story
Students write narrative essays, which demonstrate an organizational pattern having a beginning, middle, end, and transitional devices.
6th - 8th English Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft
Strengthen your high schoolers' writing with a series of steps for writing successfully. With sections on organizing an essay, choosing a topic, crafting a thesis statement, and revising a draft, the lesson encourages your class to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity
Learn about the ancient Near East through a close examination of ancient artifacts. Lead your class into analysis by first observing an artifact as a class. Pupils can then work in pairs to analyze the other artifacts and compile a list...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing, Listening, and Speaking Middle School
This is a fantastic collection of a wide variety of rubrics for writing, listening, and speaking! The resource contains over 14 rubrics for assessing such items as a summary, autobiographical sketch and narrative, speech, oral report,...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Basic English Sentence Patterns
A simple set of practice sheets deals with sentence structure and patterns. The 117-page packet includes 10 units of skills, varying from identifying parts of speech in a sentence to writing the correct part to make a sentence complete....
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Transition words can be a very important addition to any writer's toolbox. Learn more about addition words and time words, and how they can enhance the organization of any writing passage, with an informative video about reading...
7 mins 4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Transition Words and Phrases
Begin the lesson by modeling how to connect two sentences with a transition word. After doing five examples together, have learners work together to correctly edit a list of sentences provided. Finally, learners look back at their past...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Five-Transition Adventure Planner
Having problems with abrupt and stunted writing? Upper elementary and middle schoolers write comic book scenes focusing on transition words. After listening to the book Meanwhile by Jules Feiffer, they participate in prewriting...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Six-Trait Writing Lesson Plan: Organization
Having a firm grasp on organization can help young authors write with purpose. Using this resource, they list the components of a narrative which include an introduction, body, and strong conclusion. They discuss how to implement these...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Rhythm, Patterns, Color and Texture in Art and Poetry
Explore rhythm, patterns, color and texture in art and poetry. In this poetry instructional activity, middle schoolers perform a class symphony and note the elements they experience. Students work in small groups to create a visual art...
6th - 8th English Language Arts