Write Traits Characteristics
Students are introduced to the Write Traits way of writing. They practice identifying the characteristics of Write Traits by listing the six traits and a characteristic for each trait on the board.
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Character Traits: Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear
Lensey Namioka’s Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear provides an opportunity for young readers to observe how writers bring their characters to life. Each class member selects a character to trace through the novel, recording...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Writing a Character Sketch
Combining descriptive and expository writing skills, middle schoolers create a character sketch about someone they know well. They use a graphic organizer to help them discuss a model character sketch and organize/write one of their own....
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Leprechaun Writing Lesson
Explore myths by writing about leprechauns. Using an Irish folktale, learners will identify leprechauns in popular culture and discuss their supposed traits. Then they will brainstorm ways to catch a leprechaun and write a short "how to"...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts