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If At First You Don't Succeed

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When faced with a challenge, how do your pupils respond? Starting with character analyses, learners participate in a lesson about appearances and perseverance. They watch a short film, talk about common English expressions, and write a...
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Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher: Using a "Prompts in Reverse" Technique to Inspire Your Writers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Help your class find their writing voices with this lesson which uses the work of Ralph Fletcher to guide a "Prompt in Reverse" activity. Using the chapter "First Pen" from Fletcher's Marshfield Dreams, learners decipher what they...
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Shakespeare and Poe Teach Six-Trait Writing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A Six-Trait Writing instructional activity helps your middle schoolers liven up their word choice and shows them how to evaluate their own writing. Class members take a close look at the language used in poems by Shakespeare, Kipling,...
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Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
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Dear Diary

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Work on narrative writing with this lesson, in which middle schoolers analyze the characters from a selected piece of literature and write narrative diary pieces as the character. They work to understand the point of view of the...
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The "Write" Stuff: Strategies and Conventions for Imaginative Writing

For Teachers 6th
A comprehensive and immersive series of lessons that examines various aspects of story development leads learners into writing a narrative of their own. Writers develop an understanding of the writing process as they use the learning...
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The Poet's Toolbox

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
If you need a lesson plan for your poetry unit, use two poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ("Rain in Summer" and "The Slave in the Dismal Swamp") and a resource on Elements of Poetry. The lesson plan guides you through activities on...
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Moments

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Examine homelessness through a series of writing and discussion activities and a short film. Learners first come up with their own stories based on images of characters in the film. They then watch the film and respond to a series of...
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Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Explore the folklore of Asia and the South Pacific with this language arts lesson series. Complementing a reading of Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia by Jan M. Mike, this resource supports learners with understanding cause and effect...
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"Where the Red Fern Grows": A Lesson on Love and Devotion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Where the Read Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls is rich with themes relating to love and family. Help your class to understand these themes with the series of reading activities included in this unit outline. Readers can keep a journal to...
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Lesson: Possible Perspectives

For Teachers K - 5th
Visual art is the inspiration for a creative writing activity focused on having learners write from different perspectives. They analyze the image Yellow Rain Jacket, picking out details to help their storytelling. They use the details...
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Cricket Song: Special Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Cricket Song is a story that describe the world of slavery through the eyes of a small child. Vivid language and sensory detail are there for the taking as your class uses the rich language to inspire their writing. They read the story...
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Taking Off

For Teachers 7th - 12th
There is nothing more real for some children than being torn between mom and dad and the world of divorce. Learners read a touching story about a girl between families, they analyze how the author used descriptive language to show rather...
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Creative Writing Workshop (Middle, Reading/Writing)

For Teachers 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....
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Stories That Sparkle

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Picture books provide the impetus for a study of how authors make plots seem real and characters interesting. After reading several books, class members list the techniques the authors used to enliven their stories and then craft their...
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Descriptive Language and Theme

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Get ready to explore themes with a session rich in modeling that includes both worksheets and an assessment recording sheet. The class completes a pre-assessment to determine their understanding of theme and how to identify it. They read...
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Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder

For Teachers 5th - 9th
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts lesson. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their...
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Counting Sentences' Words

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Scholars expand short, nondescript sentences by adding descriptive words and phrases. In this Owl Moon instructional activity, sentence length and rhythmic language are identified and discussed. Authentic student samples are reviewed to...
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Write a Description

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Finding the central idea is the focus of this instructional activity. Middle schoolers write descriptions of different animals using details and descriptive language. They watch a video of kids using descriptive language, and then use...
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Literature Circle Guides: Shiloh

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Response to literature and collaborative group discussion are the key foci of this thorough guide to teaching Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Newbery-winning novel Shiloh. Detailed sections enable readers to examine each chapter in depth....
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Metaphors

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Metaphors open doors to descriptive language for your poets. They read the poem "What is the Sun" and record all the metaphors they find. Then, scholars change one of them to a simile. After answering two more comprehension questions,...
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Reading Comprehension: David Copperfield

For Students 4th Standards
Good worksheets are hard to find, but you found one! Your class reads an excerpt from the classic, David Copperfield. They answer four comprehension questions and explore context to complete eight fill-in-the-blank vocabulary words. The...
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The Memory Box: Descriptive Writing

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A great way to reinforce descriptive writing, this lesson serves as an exploration of adjectives and sensory words. First, pupils describe a family tradition using as many sensory details as they can. Then, they try to draw a scene from...
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Narrative Writing: Using Exact Words

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Review the narrative writing process with your emerging story writers. They read a sample narrative and identify five vague verbs that could be replaced with a more exact, exciting verb. Then they write a personal narrative making sure...