Writing lesson 9
Eighth graders realize that what they can talk about, they can write about and someone can read about. They practice their prewriting strategies and begin writing descriptive paragraphs, not worrying particularly about spelling; only their ideas.
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Teaching Students to Write a Narrative
Encourage narrative writing with a clever exercise. Class members watch episodes from movies and describe what happened to a character, including details about the setting, plot, and characters. Writers then craft a narrative about a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Creative Writing: Middle School Lesson Plan
Enhance a unit on historical fiction with an engaging writing lesson. Learners bring the Industrial Era to life as they compose their own historical fiction pieces based on primary source images of Pittsburgh steel workers.
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting....
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Smart Quotes Mini-Lesson
Prepare for an interview project with a set of worksheets about asking questions and quoting people. After completing a grammar exercise about quotation marks, kids write out the questions they want to ask their interviewee, and record...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Become a Journalist
Explore the newspaper as a unique entity with a detailed and extended unit. The unit requires learners to consider the newspaper's role in democracy, think about ethics, practice writing and interviewing, and examine advertising and news...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales for Grades 7-9
Here is a must-have resource for studying fairy tales, myths, and folktales with your class! It includes instructional ideas, activities, and materials to support a month-long review of these three unique genres of writing.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teach21 Lesson: To the Extreme, Lesson 9/15
Extreme sports seem to be the focus of this fun project, but only you will know that your students are learning persuasive writing techniques. As they continue their Press Kits to promote their fictional extreme sports, students study...
6th - 8th English Language Arts