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Brainstorm Possible Story Ideas for a Response to a Narrative Prompt
6 mins 3rd - 6th CCSS: Designed
Batten down the hatches, there's a storm brewing. Young writers learn how to brainstorm ideas for a personal narrative in the second lesson of this writing series. Watch the video and follow along with the instructor as she explains her...
County Solutions Step Seven: Brainstorm a-Brewin’
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Class members have selected the problem to be addressed. They've collected evidence. Now it's time to come up with solutions. Class groups brainstorm ideas, share them with the class, and then the whole class votes on the best solution...
Rapid Brainstorming: How Can We Conserve Our Water Resources?
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Water covers around 75 percent of the earth, yet humans struggle to find enough fresh water to live. The fourth of 10 lessons focusing on Fresh Solutions requires brainstorming. Young scientists consider various problems related to fresh...
Rapid Brainstorming: How Can We Improve Our Global Food System?
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
In 2018, the average fast food burger cost $2.64 while a salad averaged $4.14. Does the price difference matter to public health? Scholars consider that question and others in a brainstorming session about improving our global food...
Brainstorm and Plan Arguments in Response to a Prompt
9 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Part of a series of videos that use John Moir’s article, “The Little Owls that Live Underground” as a text, the segment models how to brainstorm and plan arguments for a persuasive letter. Viewers develop arguments and use evidence from...
Develop an Alternate Ending to a Text by Brainstorming
7 mins 11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
What if . . .? Is the view of the empty street in front of the White’s house the only possible ending to “The Monkey’s Paw”? The narrator of this short video models for viewers how to use brainstorming to generate possible alternative...
Brainstorming Ideas and Determining Your Position for a Persuasive Essay
6th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Meat eater or vegetarian? Here’s a series of activities that prepare writers for crafting a persuasive essay. Using the included worksheets, the class works together to craft arguments for and against eating meat. They discuss issues...
Directed and Undirected Free-writing: An Activity in Brainstorming
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...