Writing Humorous Fiction
In this writing strategies worksheet, students plan a setting as they respond to 4 short answer questions, write a humorous fiction draft by following 7 steps, and conduct a writing conference with a classmate using the 4 provided questions.
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
8th Grade ELA "I Can" Statement Posters
Eighth grades can master the ELA Common Core standards! Show your learners the connection between classroom activities and assignments and the standards with this set of "I Can" statement posters. Each standard has been rewritten as an...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How to Write a Movie Review from a Pet's Perspective
When would two paws up denote a blockbuster film in your classroom? Only when young writers create movie reviews from a pet's perspective in this imaginative expository writing practice. This engaging topic begins with a class discussion...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
John, Paul, George, and Ben; An Author's Creative Writing Process
Students are divided into groups and listen to the teacher talk about John Hancock while they mentally conjure up a make up story of this historical figure. In this creative writing lesson plan, students practice creative ideas by...
1st - 5th English Language Arts
Stir Up a Character Analysis Recipe
What ingredients make up a character? A cup of honesty, a dash of humor, a pinch of cynicism? Based on real cookbooks they review in class, learners at any grade level three and up write recipes to describe characters familiar to your...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts