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Web It!

For Teachers 8th
Looking for a way to bring prewriting into your informative writing unit? Use this lesson to reinforce writing skills in your eighth grade language arts class. Young writers use a web graphic organizer as a prewriting tool for expository...
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Brainstorm This!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars discuss the advantages and types of brainstorming as a prewriting tool. They experiment with different styles of brainstorming and produce prewriting samples for assessment.
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Writing: Lesson 2

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the English Language Arts Writer's Checklist. They practice prewriting techniques. Students use clustering as a prewriting tool. They discuss how a checklist is a lot like a map in that it guides you through the...
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How Can Poetry Make People Think and Care?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Can beautiful words change the world? Literary scholars discover how to paint their visions of change using poetry in a series of three workshops. Each independent topic gives participants a chance to examine their feelings about...
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Two Lives Collide

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students compare and contrast the two main characters of the book Holes.  In this Holes lesson, students analyze the qualities of a hero. 
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Jalapeno Bagels

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students read the story Jalapeno Bagels and then write a summary about it. In this summary lesson plan, students retell the story as if someone else has not read the story.
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Comparing Time Periods in U.S. History: The Ashford Project

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use a "fact book" comparing periods in American history then students create a picture to illustrate their assigned periods. # # students use their pictures and concept maps to write expository paragraphs about their...

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