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The End: Special Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Setting the stage, creating characters, and establishing a suspenseful storyline can be a tricky task. Young authors read the story The End as a model of good and organized writing. They analyze the writer's techniques and employ them in...
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The End

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Kids love to write fantastic and suspenseful stories, but they can sometimes get out of hand and confusing. To clear up all the clutter, they read a wonderful fictitious white-knuckle story and use it as a model for their own tales of...
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Abbreviations

For Students 6th - 7th
Test your middle schoolers on their knowledge of common abbreviations. Abbreviations such as PS, RSVP, PM, and AM are discussed. I suppose you could use this as a bell-ringer or a time-filler. There are 12 questions listed. 
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Revision Race

For Students 7th - 8th
Sometimes it's hard to get your English language learners speaking in a natural manner. Print out this board game to provide learners with several opportunities to speak. Everyone gets a chance to participate in this game! 
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Six Traits of Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Middle schoolers identify writing techniques in example stories with this story structure instructional activity. After reading the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, they find the differences between it and the original...
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Varying Sentences to Improve Style

For Students 3rd - 4th
Help your learners enrich their writing style by using compound and complex sentences. They rewrite 12 sentences. making them compound or complex. Finally, they write a paragraph about a favorite painting or song. In this paragraph,...
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Organizing Stories Before You Write

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Orators practice their storytelling skills by working in groups. They utilize a step-by-step approach to organize ideas and create a story from scratch. The class discovers the beginning, middle, and end of a story and learns how to...
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Characterizations: Indirect and Direct

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Connect literature to narrative writing by researching descriptive writing techniques. Elementary and middle schoolers identify the importance of a narrator and voice in the storytelling process. They read writing samples and identify...
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How to Write an Essay Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Clichéd and repetitive introductions got you down? Try this instructional activity on for size! Start off by instructing your class members on techniques for writing introductions and what types of introductions they should avoid....
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Colorful White Paintings

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Painting is the inspiration for this presentation on descriptive writing. Promote the use of descriptive adjectives, adverbs, and verbs and show your class the definitions and examples included in this PowerPoint. Give the brief quiz at...
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Harmony and Expression in Writing Form

For Teachers 2nd
How do you write an interesting beginning, middle, and end of a story? With this instructional activity, young writers look to other stories as examples. Then, they use some of the attached graphic organizers to help them create their...
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Great Beginnings: Writing Techniques

For Teachers 2nd
How do your young writers start stories? Give them some new strategies with this plan. Included is a worksheet for them to practice asking questions, writing dialogue, and adding details to start a story. Look at examples of each of...
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Using Details from Text to Identify Author's Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Explore writing techniques by analyzing newspapers and magazines with middle schoolers. They will collaborate in small groups to read local news stories and identify the main ideas and author's intent. They also utilize an information...
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Writing Conferences

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Explore language arts by participating in teacher-student conferences in class. In this writing technique instructional activity, middle schoolers write a thesis and first draft of a paper based on an assigned topic. They share their...
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Creating an Environment where Writing is the Bridge to English Mastery

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
This language learning lesson presents several different reading and writing techniques to expand your learner's English knowledge. Young writers complete mini writing lessons while developing comfort in a writing environment. Included...
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Counting Sentences' Words

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore language arts by completing a worksheet with class. They read the story Owl Moon and discuss the rhythm of the writing and how action verbs are used appropriately. Then complete a writing worksheet which discusses writing...
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Write On and On: Lesson 3

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore language arts by writing an essay. In this persuasive writing lesson, 6th graders identify the important ideas needed to write a persuasive argument such as a clear statement and precise evidence. Students write a...
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Big Bang Bongo

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the method to creating a 5 paragraph essay.  In this language arts lesson, students practice their writing techniques by explaining what their summer was like in a multi-paragraph essay.  Students discover how to use a...
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Writing to Persuade

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover effective writing techniques to create persuasive essays. In this writing activity, students investigate ways to express facts and points of view through persuasive essays. Finally, the students write their own...
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Dali & Desnos: Surrealism in Poetry and Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the surrealism movement and its primary artists. Language is also analyzed, and students will create their own original poem utilizing surrealistic techniques.
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Reviewing Proper Writing Techniques

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use proper writing techniques to write an effective description of the best or worst meal they have ever eaten.  In this proper writing techniques lesson, students review the parts of a composition and discuss was to elaborate. ...
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Subjects and Predicates

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore writing techniques by reviewing sample sentences. In this writing subject lesson, 6th graders examine a list of sentences in which they identify both the subject and predicate. Students complete a subject and...
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Writing Example Paragraphs

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore language arts by writing basic paragraphs. For this writing techniques lesson, 6th graders define an "example" paragraph and discuss techniques to prove a point in one paragraph. Students practice writing their own...
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Main Ideas and Supporting Details

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore language arts by identifying problems in written sentences. In this sentence structure lesson, 6th graders read example paragraphs and analyze each sentence discussing which ones fit better in a specific order....