Help students learn about descriptive writing with this engaging lesson. Your class will learn to show character emotions though the “show, don’t tell” writing technique with videos, practice writing, and class participation.
What adventures can a reindeer, candy cane, and a snowman embark on? Let’s find out! In this writing lesson, students will write a Christmas-themed narrative incorporating characters, setting, problem, and solution.
Students love comic books! Channel their excitement for this fun genre and get their creative writing juices flowing. By writing their own comic strips, students will be practicing composing, sequencing, and using dialogue.
Before students can respond to literature critically, they must have a strong grasp of big ideas and summary writing. Support your ELs in these foundational reading skills by introducing a three-sentence paragraph frame for summary writing.
Challenge your students to make their personal narratives come to life with strong action words, feelings, and thoughts. This lesson will help young learners develop their creativity and writing skills.
Your students will hone their creative writing skills as they design their own fictional characters. Use this lesson to introduce the concept of using key details and descriptive language during the prewriting phase of storytelling.
Have your students evaluate orally and in writing what happens to expressions when there are two or more operations. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Express Yourself.
When did letter writing become a thing of the past? Bring back this tried and true method of communication with a lesson that's both fun and teacher-approved. Students will love writing their own letters to their friends.
With this lesson you can teach students to be peer editors. Students will sharpen their writing skills by learning to provide pointed feedback to their peers in the form of compliments, suggestions and corrections.
Opinion Writing: Brainstorming to Establish Credibility
Opinion writers need to establish credibility so that their audience will value their opinion. In this lesson, your students learn how to establish themselves as authorities on their chosen writing topics.