The Write Thing to Do
Students examine the proper way to write formal business letters. Students apply the skill to write letters to appropriate environmental protection agencies.
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Writing Prompts for Middle School
Scratching your head when it comes to engaging writing prompts? Check out a list of prompts designed for middle school classes, which includes topics for persuasive writing, expository writing, how-to essays, personal narratives, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Analyze a Writing Prompt to Determine the Subject and Audience
Often, when facing a long and complicated prompt, young writers become confused or overwhelmed and incorrectly identify the subject of the assignment. This video presents a straightforward method for unpacking the intended topic and...
4 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Paragraph Form in Argumentative Writing
It's time to do some body building with the fourth lesson of this series on persuasive writing. After creating a thesis statement and brainstorming supporting ideas and details, young writers begin creating the body of their...
8 mins 3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed