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Putting It Together in Writer's Workshop
This activity about writing can be taught in small groups or large group settings. They examine basic writing techniques and practice using them to improve their writing.
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Outline Workshop: Responding to Friendly and Skeptical Questions
Answering questions is the best way to hone and revise your argument. Foster receptive writers with a workshop activity that promotes peer editing and argumentative writing skills. Given lists of both friendly and skeptical questions,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment
An extensive portfolio project encourages your kids to reflect on their personalities with multiple writing assignments. From activities on extended metaphors to writing about an important day in their lives, kids explore the way they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Our “Civilized” Society
The Scarlet Letter is the anchor text in a four-week unit that examines Hawthorne's novel through the lens of the intolerances found in a supposed civilized society. In addition to their reading, class members watch clips from TV shows,...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Ad Hominem Arguments
Give your class a lesson in logical reasoning. This worksheet, which focuses on ad hominem arguments, goes step by step through an example. After examining the argument, learners assess a second conversation for ad hominem arguments and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
In the Time of the Butterflies: Narrative and Point of View
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez is written from many points of view. Discuss the unique way she reveals the plot as well as the general benefits and downfalls of various points of view. Next, have class members write...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiration Narrative Writing Workshop
Help your learners write narratives using technology tools. This lesson focuses in particular on the educational software Inspiration. Class members use Inspiration to develop a diagram or outline. After revision and editing, this...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed