Writing Bug - It's My Business
In this writing activity, students brainstorm a list of businesses that they would like to own. Students write about the business, name it, tell about who would work there. Students give details about their business.
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On-Demand Assessment: Writing of an Information Paragraph About How a Bullfrog Survives
Having read and discussed Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, third graders demonstrate their bullfrog expertise by writing informational paragraphs. Building on the note-taking and paragraph planning from the previous lesson, learners create...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Designed
“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Writing
Present third grade writers with clear learning objectives using this Common Core checklist. By phrasing each standard as I can statements, this document serves as an excellent resource for helping children further develop their writing...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing Success Criteria
Sometimes it's difficult to assess your own writing. With a handy checklist designed for self-assessment, young writers can take a last look at their essays or stories before turning them in. The checklists address main ideas and...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Components of Effective Writing
What makes writing powerful, persuasive, and effective? According to this resource: focus, organization, support, and conventions. Each of these categories is paired with a guiding question and clip art for color and aesthetics.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Organize Ideas for Writing Using a Short Plan
Everyone has opinions, but to be persuasive opinions need to be supported with facts and details. Working with thesis statements from the previous lesson, learners brainstorm reasons that support their ideas. Be sure that your students...
5 mins 4th 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
Revise and Explain Evidence
Let's get to the point. The final lesson in this persuasive writing series helps learners revise their essays by clarifying how supporting details prove their theses. This activity would best be completed in pairs, allowing peer feedback...
6 mins 3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Write a Strong Ending for a Narrative
The end is near. After all the brainstorming, planning, drafting, and revising, it is time for young writers to conclude their personal narratives. Reading back over their drafts, children generate lists of the different emotions they...
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed