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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 1, Unit 2: Myths: Not Just Long Ago

For Teachers 6th Standards
The 20 lessons in Unit 2, Module 1 collection, continue the study of mythology using The Lightning Thief as the anchor text. Six graders also read multiple myths, as well as informational text about the elements and themes found in...
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 2: Final Draft of Literary Analysis

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewRow, row, row, row four. Classmates take a look at row four in the writing rubric and begin the exercise by identifying any unfamiliar words. Literary scholars then use feedback from their initial drafts and the writing rubric to begin...
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Planning for Writing: Revisiting “Key Elements of Mythology” and Determining a Theme in the Myth of Cronus

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewRefresh my memory please. Scholars quickly read over the Myth of Cronus to refresh their memories of the story. They then get in groups and write parts of the myth on sticky notes that relate to the elements of mythology, sticking their...
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For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
According to A.A. Milne, "[A] quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself." However, as part of a larger series of handouts discusses, quotations also have the ability to enhance a piece of...
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How to Make Your Writing Suspenseful

For Students 6th - 12th
Viewers get some tips on how to create suspense in their writing from a short video that draws on examples from Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, and even Oedipus Rex.  Remember: It's not what happens but what...
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Nanotechnology Grant Proposal Writing

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Please, sir, can I have a few thousand dollars for my research? The last installment in a six-part lesson plan has the pupils develop a grant proposal. Class members apply their knowledge of skin cancer, ultraviolet radiation, human...
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Persausive Writing

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
A unit on persuasive writing guides elementary learners through the writing process. The first part examines the elements of persuasive writing, including expressing an opinion, connecting ideas, using supporting facts, and writing...

Grade 11 ELA Module 4

For Teachers 11th Standards
The intricate craft of narrative writing can make a happy story feel exuberant, or it can make a sad story feel devastating. With 42 extensive lessons that include poignant discussion questions, standards-aligned self-reflections,...
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The End: Special Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Setting the stage, creating characters, and establishing a suspenseful storyline can be a tricky task. Young authors read the story The End as a model of good and organized writing. They analyze the writer's techniques and employ them in...
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The End

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Kids love to write fantastic and suspenseful stories, but they can sometimes get out of hand and confusing. To clear up all the clutter, they read a wonderful fictitious white-knuckle story and use it as a model for their own tales of...
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Writing: Character Descriptions

For Students 3rd - 5th
Study character description with this activity. First, read a passage about two characters in "How Chipmunk Got His Stripes." Then, readers underline the words in the passage that describes each character. They then fill in a web about...
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For Students 6th - 7th
Test your middle schoolers on their knowledge of common abbreviations. Abbreviations such as PS, RSVP, PM, and AM are discussed. I suppose you could use this as a bell-ringer or a time-filler. There are 12 questions listed. 
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Revision Race

For Students 7th - 8th
Sometimes it's hard to get your English language learners speaking in a natural manner. Print out this board game to provide learners with several opportunities to speak. Everyone gets a chance to participate in this game! 
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Six Traits of Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Middle schoolers identify writing techniques in example stories with this story structure lesson plan. After reading the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, they find the differences between it and the original version....
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Varying Sentences to Improve Style

For Students 3rd - 4th
Help your learners enrich their writing style by using compound and complex sentences. They rewrite 12 sentences. making them compound or complex. Finally, they write a paragraph about a favorite painting or song. In this paragraph,...
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Characterizations: Indirect and Direct

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Connect literature to narrative writing by researching descriptive writing techniques. Elementary and middle schoolers identify the importance of a narrator and voice in the storytelling process. They read writing samples and identify...
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How to Write an Essay Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Clichéd and repetitive introductions got you down? Try this instructional activity on for size! Start off by instructing your class members on techniques for writing introductions and what types of introductions they should avoid....
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Colorful White Paintings

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Painting is the inspiration for this presentation on descriptive writing. Promote the use of descriptive adjectives, adverbs, and verbs and show your class the definitions and examples included in this PowerPoint. Give the brief quiz at...
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Using Details from Text to Identify Author's Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Explore writing techniques by analyzing newspapers and magazines with middle schoolers. They will collaborate in small groups to read local news stories and identify the main ideas and author's intent. They also utilize an information...
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Meanwhile: Transition Words That Connect Ideas

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Read Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch to illustrate the use of transition words effectively. Discuss each transition word used, and have learners find transition words in other books. Consider making a class chart of transition words found...
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Writing Conferences

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Explore language arts by participating in teacher-student conferences in class. In this writing technique lesson, middle schoolers write a thesis and first draft of a paper based on an assigned topic. They share their work with the...
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Counting Sentences' Words

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore language arts by completing a worksheet with class. They read the story Owl Moon and discuss the rhythm of the writing and how action verbs are used appropriately. Then complete a writing worksheet which discusses writing...
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Writing That Works

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Looking for guides to help make teaching writing easier? Then this book is worth reading! Writing That Works is a complete guide for teaching technical writing. The guide begins with the what and why of technical writing and ends with...
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Writing: Strong Closing Statement

For Students 3rd - 5th
Start by reading the passage "White House Kids." As they read, upper elementary schoolers underline the closing statement in the passage and fill in three lines about the closing statement. Then they start planning their own essay. They...