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Hoot and Howl: Writing and Revising Halloween Poetry
1st - 3rd
After listening to Joan Horton's book Halloween Hoots and Howls (and others), the class generates vocabulary that inspires a Halloween poem. In groups and individually, they use word bank terms to create poetry. Includes a Seasonal Word...
Creative Writing Workshop (Middle, Reading/Writing)
5th - 9th
Bring this lesson into your unit about creative writing and precise language. First, middle schoolers create a piece of writing with the help of their classmates. In the second part of this workshop, they edit their own piece of writing....
Writing: Essay Introductions and Conclusions
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Middle schoolers use writing techniques worksheets to help them identify the components of the introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs of an essay. After this guided practice, they craft their own concluding paragraphs and exchange...
How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay
6 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
No color, no images, no sound. Just words on paper. How then, do writers convey the tone of a piece? By carefully selecting the words they use to create an impression in the minds of readers. After all, "Don't come back, Jack" expresses...
So Much Depends Upon...Sixteen-Word Imagery Poems Inspired by Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
6th - 7th
After reading Love That Dog by Sharon Creech (and possibly shedding a few tears), middle schoolers work on their own sixteen-word poems with a Six Trait writing activity. They focus on word choice in this activity to capture an...
Connotation and Denotation: How Word Choice Affects a Paragraph
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Review the terms denotation, connotation, diction, and mood in paragraph writing. After defining the terms, middle schoolers practice writing examples of both connotation and denotation. They complete a connotation and denotation graphic...
Memoir Writing Based on Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed
7th - 8th
Using chapter 1 of Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed, middle schoolers write a personal memoir based on Spinelli's style and a Six Trait writing activity. The lesson suggests several ways to activate prior knowledge, including a picture book and...