The Camelot times: Writing a Newspaper
Students imagine themselves as reporters living in the time of King Arthur to create newspapers based on their study and research. Working in groups, each team of reporters is responsible for writing a section page.
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501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository,...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A unit on persuasive writing guides elementary learners through the writing process. The first part examines the elements of persuasive writing, including expressing an opinion, connecting ideas, using supporting facts, and writing...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Author’s Purpose in a Newspaper
Between news articles, editorials, and comic strips, many different types of writing are presented to readers in a newspaper. The first lesson in this series helps children make sense of all this information by teaching them the key...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 5 Writing Prompts
Looking for something to write about? Try out one of the prompts from three and a half pages of ideas. The list includes a variety of different topics that you can pick and choose from when planning a writing assignment or unit.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Letter
Here are three well-thought-out tasks intended to build good note taking and letter writing skills. The class reads three short letters, determines who wrote them (based on context) and takes notes as a pre-writing activity. They finish...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Getting the Most out of Teaching with Newspapers
No matter what subject you're teaching, you'll find some fun and innovative ideas for using newspapers in your classroom with a helpful resource. Based on Getting the Most Out of Teaching with Newspapers by Rebecca Olien, the series of...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Cache: Lesson Plan 3 - Grades 4-5
Should the excavation of what is believed to be the cave of the Lone Woman of San Nicholas Island be allowed to continue? As a practice exercise designed to prepare pupils for a timed writing exam, individuals read two Los Angeles Times...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Let’s Look Around!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)
Let's Look Around! is the theme of an English language development unit comprised of lessons highlighting verb endings, naming and action parts of sentences, consonant clusters, and contractions; all equipped with grand discussions,...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Kids Can Make a Difference
What is a philanthropist? We can all be philanthropists! After assessing the needs of the school and listening to literature about how they can help others, primary learners develop a class project and maintain a journal of their...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable