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Writer's Workshop for ESL Students: Refuting an Argument
6th - 9th
Thorough and well-organized, this lesson plan helps pupils to weigh, build, and refute an argument (the latter of which is featured here; the first two parts are linked within the resource). Given a simplified argument and counter...
Welcome to MASH Boot Camp Training: Writer's Workshop
2nd - 3rd
While designed to provide teachers with information about running a writer's workshop in their classroom, this resource could be altered to provide a list of guidelines for students. Since conducting a writer's workshop can sometimes be...
Blogging to Create a Community of Writers #1: Setting Up the Blog
Writer's workshop is an idea that's been around for years. Students write, read, and comment on each others writing in an authentic and thoughtful way. Here is a 21st century twist, 6th graders will use the class blog to create a...
Inspiration: Narrative Writing Workshop
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Narrative writing is accessible when you reveal the not so mysterious writing process! Although this writer's workshop lesson is valuable on its own, it's really designed to introduce pupils to Inspiration Software. Screenshots offer a...
How Can We Write A Story Using Dr. Seuss' Writing and Illustration Style?
3rd - 5th
Students write a story. In this writing style and illustration instructional activity, students review elements of Dr. Seuss' writing and illustration style and read a few more books written by him, examining the writing style. ...
Young Writer's Workshop Writing Prompt Worksheet- Monkeys at the Zoo
3rd - 4th
In this writer's workshop worksheet, students write an open response essay to extend the prompt, "Two monkeys were loose at the zoo and they..." They see a picture of two monkey wreaking havoc on an man sitting on a bench in the zoo.
Outline Workshop: Responding to Friendly and Skeptical Questions
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Answering questions is the best way to hone and revise your argument. Foster receptive writers with a workshop activity that promotes peer editing and argumentative writing skills. Given lists of both friendly and skeptical questions,...
Grade 1 Literacy in Social Studies: My Informational Report About Community Workers
1st CCSS: Designed
Get ready to teach a unit about community workers that uses Common Core literacy standards as a way to connect language arts and social studies. The packet is printable and contains teaching strategies, scripted activities, and...
THE WORD WEAVER WRITERS WORKSHOP - Character One Description
4th - 5th
In this character development instructional activity, learners write the characteristics of the first character in the story they are reading. They note the characters name, age, appearance, favorite things, and other important details.
Maintain a Formal Style and Objective Tone
8 mins 11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
It's easy to slip into informal language while writing an essay. That's why strong writers go back into their work and revise. Show your class a video, or use the slides, about how to determine what language needs to be changed so that...
Dominant Impression: Writer's Workshop Mini Lesson Based on the book: The Empty Pot by Demi
2nd - 5th
Students investigate folk and fairy tales. For this reading comprehension lesson, students review the concept of author's purpose after listening to "The Empty Pot" by Demi. Students also explore descriptive words and dominant impression...
Young Writer's Workshop Writing Prompt Worksheet- Four Leaf Clover
4th - 5th
In this writer's workshop writing prompt worksheet, students respond to the prompt, "Edward found a four-leaf clover and said, "I'm going to be very lucky!" And for the rest of the day he..." They see a picture at the top of the page...
Young Writer's Workshop Writing Prompt Worksheet- The Crocodile and the Bird
In this young writer's workshop worksheet, students respond to the following prompt; "The crocodile was enjoying the warm sunshine. The bird said..." They see a picture of a crocodile talking to at bird at the top of the page.
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Workshop
7th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
What's the difference between summarizing and paraphrasing? Show class members how to find the main ideas from informational text and condense it, restate it, or quote it directly with a series of educational activities based on two...
Grade 6 English Language Arts and Readiness: Persuasive
6th CCSS: Adaptable
What is the best way to compare and contrast viewpoints on the same topic? A persuasive writing unit plan addresses targeted skills, vocabulary, instructional strategies, and suggested resources that would be perfect for developing writers.
Writer's Workshop Writing Dialogue: Night of the Twisters
3rd - 4th
In this writing worksheet, students learn proper punctuation and sentence variety as they write a dialogue pertaining to events in Night of the Twisters. Students read the information about how to use quotation marks, then write their...
Young Writer's Worksheet- Writing Prompt- Decorating Easter Eggs
2nd - 3rd
In this young writer's workshop worksheet, students write an open response to the prompt, "Edgar liked to decorate eggs. His favorite part was..." They see a picture of an Easter rabbit using various colors to decorate eggs at the top of...
Same Theme, Different Story Using Fox by Margaret Wild
5th - 7th
Middle schoolers work with themes in this activity, which is based on Fox by Margaret Wild. Because the book has multiple themes, it is a great way to transition into exploring literary analysis and writing stories. A Six Trait writing...