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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2a: Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Biodiversity in Rainforests of the Western Hemisphere

For Teachers 5th Standards
The literacy focus of this three-unit module is on reading scientific and technical text and writing to inform and explain. In Unit 1, young scholars build background knowledge of the rainforest and the scientists who study them. Kathryn...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2b: Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Inventions That Changed People’s Lives

For Teachers 5th Standards
Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Inventions That Changed People’s Lives is an eight-week, three-unit module designed for fifth graders. In the first unit of the module, scholars examine and discuss a graphic novel,...
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Water is Life: The Earth’s Hydrosphere and Its Impact on Living Systems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The three units in the “Water is Life: The Earth’s Hydrosphere and Its Impact on Living Systems” are designed to teach middle schoolers about the role water plays in all life. Unit 1 builds background knowledge. In Unit 2, scholars...
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Writing Effective Summaries

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Drafting a strong first sentence for a summary is an important step. Writers can use the formula presented on this handout to get started. The resource lists three steps to put together a strong topic sentence, as well as tips and hints...
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Synthesizing Information: Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders view examples of help-wanted ads as they plan and create their own writing in the fourteenth lesson of this unit on colonial trade. The engagement of the class is captured when the teacher shares an actual help-wanted ad...
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Narrative Writing

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
If you're looking to start a unit based around narrative writing, make sure to consider this resource while you're planning. This book covers five topics: writing personal narratives, writing narratives about others, writing narratives...
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Teaching Genre

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Help readers explore genres. They will use the scholastic catalog to view different genres. Then they will label the genres on the catalog either in pairs or independently. In the end, they write their own book description and have...
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Reading and Writing Arguments

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Should schools continue to teach cursive writing? After reading and considering the merits of a series of arguments on both sides of this proposition, class members choose a side of the issue and craft their own argument, drawing support...
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Writing in a Quiet Place

For Teachers 4th
Are you looking for a terrific lesson to help you teach your students to write for a purpose, and to utilize descriptive paragraphs? Then, this lesson is for you! Students listen to the book A Quiet Place, then discuss the purpose for...
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Writing a Letter of Inquiry!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Connect expository writing to a real world skill when the class composes a letter of inquiry. They find the parts of a business letter and work as a class to correct missing parts. After the initial exercise they compose an origial...
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Interpreting Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Introduce your class to persuasive writing with. After a think-pair-share activity, class members get together in groups and listen to a persuasive essay, taking notes as they follow along. Using AlphaSmarts, or any other word processing...
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Writing with More Than One Purpose

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
It's not very hard to find the author's purpose in narrative, informative, or persuasive writing, but what happens when an author's purpose includes all three types of writing? Determine which sentences in three paragraphs are meant to...
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Utilizing Writing Techniques in Problem Solving

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Apply scholars' writing skills to a real-life problem: litter on campus. This activity requires groups to use digital cameras to take pictures of litter they see on school grounds. Each group then develops "before" posters with pictures...
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Everyone Can Write Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Embark on a journey of writing several different types of poetry. Fifth graders read several examples, and use the examples to model their own writing. Each poem is to be accompanied by a different art visual representation. In the end,...
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How Do I Write an Article Critique?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Your middle and high schoolers have written tons of summaries, but can they give a strong critique of an article they've read? Identify the differences between summary writing and critiquing. Choose an interesting article and have...
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Summary of Fiction and Non-Fiction Text

For Students 3rd - 6th
Somebody Wanted But So Then (SWBST)? Yes! Here's a great strategy for teaching young readers how to summarize narrative text. In addition, the packet includes exercises that show kids how to summarize nonfiction text using the classic...
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Summarize

For Teachers 4th
Drop everything and check out this amazing resource! It includes everything a teacher would need to teach a child how to summarize text and compose written summaries. It begins with goals and vocabulary and then provides page after page...
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Narrative Writing

For Teachers 8th Standards
Binoculars are used as a metaphor for good descriptive writing. Class members first view a small picture and then an enlarged view of the same image in which the details come into focus. Next, learners examine a paragraph lacking sensory...
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The Purpose of Summaries

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
How can you tell the author's purpose from just a short summary? Kids read three different summaries of books to determine whether the author meant to entertain, persuade, or inform.
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Writing with Technology - Publish a Story or Report

For Teachers 4th
Many schools allocate time for the computer lab each week; this activity would be a great use of that time. Students complete a graphic organizer to decide what they'd most like to write about: a report, short story, fiction,...
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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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Creating an Environment where Writing is the Bridge to English Mastery

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
This language learning lesson plan 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....
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Persuasive Essays

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write and review persuasive essays. In this writing evaluation instructional activity, 6th graders revise a previously written paper on chewing gum in school. Additionally, students view examples of good and poor writing.
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Newberry 90 Second Movie

For Teachers 5th
I love this project! We all read and summarize chapters with our students, but not like this. The class is broken into 4 groups, each group reads a different Newberry book and summarizes each chapter. They use their chapter summaries to...