The Golden Rules of Story Writing
For this story writing skills worksheet, students consider 6 guidelines for authoring their own stories. Students use the guidelines as they write their own stories.
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Dialogue Rules, Worksheet, and Writing Assignment
Punctuating dialogue properly can be tricky, but your pupils can become punctuation masters with practice. This resource includes an explanatory page that describes the rules of writing dialogue and provides examples. On the second page,...
3rd - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching the Short Story - Teacher's Packet
Get your writers composing their own short stories by following some or all of the ideas included here. You'll find short lessons and activities, handouts and assignment pages, sample paragraphs and sentences, and all sorts of great...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Interpretations of the Golden Rules
Start by reading The Golden Rule, and then give your young writers a chance to ponder how they'd use the Golden Rule in their life. Young writers can write a short explanation and follow it with a detailed illustration, while more...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Revisiting Bud’s Rules: Survive or Thrive?
Bud, from Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, followed a series of rules. The questions is, how did he use those rules to thrive or survive? After a grand discussion, class members explore the novel to locate and cite textual...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Town Mouse Country Mouse
Jan Brett's Town Mouse Country Mouse serves as a reading tool for little learners in a set of worksheets. After kids read the story, they work on new vocabulary, compare the two mice in a Venn diagram, and analyze word consonant blends.
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Matilda - Throwing the Hammer
Full truth, or an exaggeration? How can you tell when a storyteller is exaggerating a story? Readers analyze a story told by Hortensia, and identify the exaggerative language she uses. Then, learners write their own narrative story using...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Maniac Magee: Found Poem
Instruct your readers to scrounge through the pages of Maniac Magee in search for descriptive passages or words they may use to write poetry. As they look for meaningful, sensory descriptors in Jerry Spinelli's novel, readers connect to...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing with Technology - Publish a Story or Report
Many schools allocate time for the computer lab each week; this lesson would be a great use of that time. Students complete a graphic organizer to decide what they'd most like to write about: a report, short story, fiction, non-fiction,...
4th 21st Century Skills