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Designing Bridges

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduces your class to the types of loads experienced by a bridge. Groups calculate the ultimate load combinations to determine the maximum load requirement. Using this information, builders then determine the amount of material they...
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Remembers When

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Ever had that perfect idea that just slipped away because you didn't write it down? Prepare your class for narrative writing with an ongoing brainstorming activity. Class members jot down favorite memories and experiences on this sheet,...
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“What to Do?” Poster

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Divide your class into groups of four and send them off to make posters about what to do instead of watching television! First, though, you might follow the brainstorming plan outlined in this resource. Follow up the poster creation with...
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Whittling Out Haiku

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Inspired by magazine photos, your young writers hone word choices to create a meaningful haiku. Charged with brainstorming 100 words associated with a photo of their choosing, they whittle their list to the top 10%, make three sentences...
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Class Memorial

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What is a memorial and what should it look like? Learners will choose what they believe is important to remember about September 11 and how it should be displayed. They work in groups and brainstorm details about the memorial and present...
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Writing a High-Quality 5 Sentence Paragraph

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Research a musician and write about him or her in this engaging activity, which guides young writers through the steps of the writing process. After filling out a brainstorming graphic organizer, writers discuss their ideas with a...
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Invention (Prewriting)

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Direct your class as they begin writing. Most slides contain questions that scholars can record and reference while they start the process of research and writing. Help learners get through writers' block, freewrite, and brainstorm to...
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Brainstorming Graphic Organizers

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Made up of six graphic organizers, this packet covers fable, fairy tale, folk take, legend, myth, and tall tale. Each page is intended to help an individual prepare for composing one of these genres.
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Stick to Our Resolutions

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students design a discussion tool to facilitate class brainstorming of solutions to dilemmas and difficult situations. They write situations that they imagine or may have faced that could be resolved in a variety of ways. Students orally...
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Who Is the Best Person for the Job?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work in groups of four, they are the managers of a new company, needing to hire employees. They brainstorm what they believe is important information to know about a future employee and share their list with the class....
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I'm Thumbody!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write positive statements about themselves. They brainstorm ideas of what a positive thinker looks like and sounds like. Students compare and contrast positive and negative thinking. They complete a worksheet. Students...
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Directed and Undirected Free-writing: An Activity in Brainstorming

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Start the flow of writing with music! Help learners free-write and brainstorm by playing various selections of music. After each selection, scholars talk about the theme and mood and then practice free-writing on their own. Lighten up on...
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers use a graphic organizer to brainstorm information about their lives. They utilize brainstorming techniques in a writing exercise, and create a graphic organizer describing their lives. They set personal goals for the...
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Your Future Occupation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What do your middle schoolers want to be when they grow up? Have them write about possible occupations in this writing lesson. After brainstorming the different occupations they would like, they write a story about what they will do on...
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Brochure Writing

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Have your budding authors evaluate various writing styles found in informational brochures. They look for effective writing, compare and contrast styles, and create an assessment.
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For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Get your students writing, clear and organized stories with this PowerPoint. Students are taken through the brainstorming process by using a story web, they fill out what happened, where it happened, who was there, and how they felt....
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Conventions: Strong Verbs

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice using strong verbs. In this conventions lesson, 5th graders brainstorm words to complete sentences and list lively and exciting verbs. Students act out meanings of certain words. Students come up with new ways to...
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Pieces of Me

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore themselves and their community. In this writing instructional activity, 8th graders brainstorm ideas about their childhood, middle years, family, and future goals.  Students write an autobiographical sketch about...
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For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students reflect on their strengths and interests, to facilitate self-awareness. They record their interests and hobbies on the BrainStorm worksheet. Students draw in the middle of their brain a picture or paste a photo that...
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The King Ranch

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders watch a PowerPoint about the Texas tradition of King Ranch. In this King Ranch lesson plan, 2nd graders brainstorm the importance of this tradition.
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Oregon Stories Mini Unit

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students write about Oregon after researching in the Library. For this writing lesson plan, students research, brainstorm, make lists of details and write.
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See and Hear T Graph

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this see and hear worksheet, students fill out a brainstorming chart at the top of the page about a topic and write what they would see and hear in a T chart. Students complete 3 sections.
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Robert Munsch: Author Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students study Robert Munsch's style of writing. In this literature lesson, students read many of Robert Munsch's books, write a list of the characteristics found in his books, and write or orally tell a story using some of these...
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Conflict and Resolution

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students write down conflicts they have and the class brainstorms different solutions. In this conflict and resolution lesson plan, students learn about social conflict, military conflict, economic conflict, and more, and then share...