Writing Organization and Structure Lesson Plans

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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
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Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Strong narratives have clear sequences of events. Through this lesson, students plan out what will happen in their story before they start writing their own engaging narratives.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Essay: Revising
Informational Essay: Revising
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Informational Essay: Revising
Students will have the opportunity to fine-tune their writing by adding, deleting, or reworking content in their informational essay drafts. They’ll use a checklist to guide this critical step in the writing process.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
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Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
Students will continue their informational writing project by creating an essay outline prior to drafting.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
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Crafting Your Persuasive Letter
Knowing how to write an effective persuasive letter is a powerful tool. Students will learn how to advocate for their ideas by planning and drafting a well-supported persuasive letter on an issue of their choice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Interesting Introductions
Interesting Introductions
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Interesting Introductions
Teach young authors how to "hook" readers with this hands-on lesson. By examining novels and developing their own introductions, students will be able to hone their writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Hooks
Story Hooks
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Story Hooks
Give your students an introduction to types of story hooks as they compose original story beginnings the help of a word bank. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Capture That Reader! lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fan Fiction Finales
Fan Fiction Finales
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Fan Fiction Finales
Help your students' favorite characters come to life in new adventures as student writers draft new endings to their favorite stories.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Your Day: Story Sequencing
Your Day: Story Sequencing
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Your Day: Story Sequencing
Get your preschoolers ready for reading by practicing story sequencing. Testing their knowledge of how things are ordered will help them improve their reading comprehension skills.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Yummy Peanut Butter and Jelly
Yummy Peanut Butter and Jelly
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Yummy Peanut Butter and Jelly
Who doesn't love peanut butter and jelly? This lesson has the potential to get a little messy as you reinforce the letter S!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Here’s What I Think!
Here’s What I Think!
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Here’s What I Think!
Second graders love field trips and sharing their opinions! This fun lesson combines both, as students must convince their teacher to take them on a field trip by practicing their opinion writing and using paragraph structure.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Marvelous Metaphors
Marvelous Metaphors
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Marvelous Metaphors
Help your students become shining stars with this lesson about metaphors. Your class will hone art skills and practice comparison using figurative language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Essay: Getting Organized Before Writing
Informational Essay: Getting Organized Before Writing
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Informational Essay: Getting Organized Before Writing
Students will continue their informational writing project by organizing the information they gathered through research. They will use a graphic organizer to organize their ideas and sort their research notes into meaningful sections.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Indentation Intentions
Indentation Intentions
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Indentation Intentions
What is the intention of an indentation within a paragraph? Within this lesson, students will explore the reasons why we indent. They’ll categorize and classify content to construct paragraphs that include indentations.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sub Plans for Kindergarten
Sub Plans for Kindergarten
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Sub Plans for Kindergarten
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this kindergarten, week-long sub packet! Your substitute can supercharge learning with lessons about the weather and four seasons to educate and inspire students!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Sentence Scramble
Sentence Scramble
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Sentence Scramble
Young writers will learn to manipulate and combine sentences with conjunctions and adverb phrases. This skill helps students understand that crafting sentences is a creative and artistic process.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 1
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily kindergarten sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
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St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
Could there be a pot of gold waiting for you at the end of that rainbow? Or is it hiding elsewhere? In this St. Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will write about what they would do if they found a pot of gold.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Capture That Reader!
Capture That Reader!
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Capture That Reader!
Everyone loves an intriguing introduction! Help your second graders hook their readers as they practice writing new and improved introductions to well-loved fictional stories in this fun writing lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Revising Your Persuasive Letter
Revising Your Persuasive Letter
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Revising Your Persuasive Letter
Once your students have drafted a persuasive letter, use this lesson to help them polish their writing. Students will use a checklist to ensure that all of the most important parts of their letter are included and the argument is solid.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
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Calling All Nonfiction Writers!
The hardest part of writing an essay can be the first few steps. This lesson and accompanying graphic organizers will help students map out their ideas and practice crafting paragraphs. With this support, your writers will be off and running!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sequencing: Order in the Court!
Sequencing: Order in the Court!
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Sequencing: Order in the Court!
This lesson gives students the chance to demonstrate and reinforce their knowledge of sequencing. Have them role play a fantasy text to practice sequencing!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Experience Explanations
Experience Explanations
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Experience Explanations
When your students make connections to their personal lives, their writing will flourish! Use this lesson plan as a springboard to helping students plan and develop their own personal narratives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Switching U.S. States
Switching U.S. States
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Switching U.S. States
This lesson combines students' knowledge of US geography and their creative writing skills in one fun activity!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Tree of Cranes
Tree of Cranes
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Tree of Cranes
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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