Process Writing with Powerpoint
Students write a process essay on an everyday process familiar to them. They identify steps that can be shown with photography. They create a PowerPoint to demonstrate the process essay.
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Success Criteria for Procedural Writing
Perfect for a language arts classroom, science lab, or any class that uses procedural writing, this poster provides kids with a checklist for their own writing. It encourages them to check for different elements in their writing before...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Writing About Informational Text: Beyond the Beyond—Galaxies
Everyone has a different point of view, even when it comes to the enormity of the universe. Two separate text passages explain the scope of a galaxy, prompting young readers to write an essay about each author's argument and how the...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Editorial Writing: Exploring Issues Using the Process Writing Approach
Introduce your nascent journalists to editorials and editorial writing. The many types of editorials are defined and modeled. The steps in the process for writing an editorial are explained from the planning, to the drafting, to creating...
10th English Language Arts
Binoculars are used as a metaphor for good descriptive writing. Class members first view a small picture and then an enlarged view of the same image in which the details come into focus. Next, learners examine a paragraph lacking sensory...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Show, Don't Tell: The First Rule of Writing
Model for young writers how to create pictures in the minds of readers with a series of slides that demonstrate how sensory appeals enliven writing. The presentation includes opportunities for viewers to practice showing writing.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Painting Places with Words Using John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men
Useful in an Of Mice and Men unit, or in a unit that focuses on descriptive writing, this instructional activity prompts young authors to impersonate John Steinbeck's writing style in the opening passages of the novel. A Six Trait...
8th - 9th 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
Narrative Writing Workshop
Introduce aspiring writers to the narrative writing planner, the writing process template, and the narrative writing example provided by Inspiration Software. The templates demystify the steps involved in planning, drafting, and revising...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed