In this writing skills activity, students imagine they are visiting Antarctica and write a postcard home about their experiences. Students use the picture for help.
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Writing a Letter
Here are three well-thought-out tasks intended to build good note taking and letter writing skills. The class reads three short letters, determines who wrote them (based on context) and takes notes as a pre-writing activity. They finish...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Examining Models: Criteria for Success for Our Explanatory Paragraphs
Following up their writing of a school constitution, fourth graders prepare to write a paragraph explaining the document to their peers. After looking at two writing samples, the teacher assists learners in developing their own criteria...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
75 Summer Writing Prompts
Don't let your kids' writing skills get rusty over summer vacation! Hand out these writing prompts to keep the ideas and paragraphs coming. With a topic for each day of the summer, your class is sure to be ready for a brand new school year!
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Descriptive Prompt: Precise Language
Incorporate sensory details into a piece of descriptive writing. First, elementary and middle schoolers improve a piece of writing by using precise, vivid language, as well as appropriate word choice. They then listen to a variety of...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable