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The Great Depression

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Any resource capable of serving two purposes is a good resource, in my opinion. Not only will learners be able to follow lecture and discuss the causes and effects of the Great Depression, they'll also use their critical thinking skills....
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Effective Writing Prompts: Getting Beyond the Dark and Stormy Night

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Help struggling writers with strategies to reach different learning styles and reduce anxiety.
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My Hero

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Who do the kids in your class look up to? Have them describe their heroes with a writing prompt. The prompt encourages kids to explain why this person is important to them, and what actions the hero has done that make him or her a...
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My Trip in a Time Machine

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What would happen if you took a trip in a time machine? Have kids craft narratives about a trip to the past or the future. The prompt includes questions to consider in the writing, as well as lines for kids to jot down ideas on or use to...
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A Great Invention

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Try out a writing prompt that is great for a warm-up or an in-depth research project! Have kids describe an important invention and trace its development over the years. Use the writing prompt in a language arts class, social studies...
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Monster Party Story Starter

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young writers can contemplate a cartoon zombie's brain while they write a creative story. The theme is Halloween and the issue is that the writer invited real monsters to his or her party. Big mistake! Or was it?
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Talking Pumpkin Story Starter

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Get your ghouls and gals writing on Halloween! Learners write about what their jack o' lantern said when it suddenly came to life. A cute pumpkin graphic and a fun font spices up the resource.
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Hero Myth Creative Writing Assignment

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Send your pupils on a hero's journey! Individuals must compose a story that includes six key elements of the hero's journey. In order to determine the basics of the content of their stories, class members use the included grid to circle...
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Rules of the Game

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Prompt your young writers to explain the rules of a game and help them develop their skills of adding appropriate detail and explanation to their writing.
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My "Uninvention"

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Is there anything in the world you wish could be "un-invented"? If so, why would the world be a better place if your choice did not exist? Your young writers and historians will be excited to respond to this writing prompt and share...
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Brainstorm Possible Story Ideas for a Response to a Narrative Prompt

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
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...
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Identify Key Ideas in a Narrative Writing Prompt

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
The first step to responding to a writing prompt is to figure out what it's asking. In the first lesson of this narrative writing series, fourth graders learn to identify key ideas that help them understand the type of writing required...
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Add Details about Characters in Narrative Writing

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Stories are much more interesting to read when they involve realistic characters. The sixth lesson of this writing series helps learners add details to enhance the characters in their personal narratives. This revision process involves...
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Use Transition Words in Narrative Writing

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Transitional words and phrases are essential writing tools that allow authors to clearly guide their audience through a story. In the fifth lesson of this series on narrative writing, learners begin their drafts by linking together the...
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Choosing a Story Idea for a Narrative

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Decisions, decisions. Now that young writers have brainstormed ideas for a personal narrative, it's time to decide which one to write about. Follow along as the instructor explores the thought process involved in choosing the topic that...
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Organize Ideas Chronologically for a Narrative

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
First things first. Before writing a personal narrative, young authors must plan out a sequence of events to include in the story. Learners accomplish this by imagining their topic as a movie playing in their mind's eye, moving...
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Write a Strong Ending for a Narrative

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
The end is near. After all the brainstorming, planning, drafting, and revising, it is time for young writers to conclude their personal narratives. Reading back over their drafts, children generate lists of the different emotions they...
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What Happened Next? (Grades K-4)

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Explore the structure of narrative writing with this fun, collaborative lesson plan. Start by reading aloud a short story, asking small groups of learners to fill in key events on a large story board prepared on the class whiteboard....
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Writing an Explanation

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Bananas are an important part of a healthy diet - but where do they come from? Third graders write an explanatory text about the origins of bananas. The bottom part of the paper includes necessary information about bananas, as well as a...
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Setting Goals: Finance

For Teachers 7th - 12th
First, learners discuss the difference between short- and long-term goals, then they establish their own financial goals. They fill out a financial goal worksheet, create a long-term goal collage, and respond to a writing prompt defining...
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What Is Your Favorite Place?

For Students 7th - 12th
Good writing can come from personal places. Budding online authors read an excerpt from a narrative-style newspaper article and then respond to several related writing prompts. They compose blog responses that use vivid imagery to...
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Do College Rankings Matter?

For Students 10th - 12th
How do you know which college is for you? Upper graders consider multiple factors about the college application process, the college system, and how colleges are ranked. They read a New York Times article on the subject then compose blog...
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What if Your Parent Ran for President?

For Students 6th - 8th
Throughout history, many people have run for president. But, what is that like for the children of those individuals? Kids read a bit about Mitt Romney and his five children, then respond to a writing prompt in a blog post. They describe...
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Why Did King Henry VIII Divorce Catherine of Aragon?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Why did King Henry divorce Catherine of Aragon, and how did he make divorce possible? Young historians will read through each informational slide to learn the story of Catherine of Aragon, King Henry, and Anne Boleyn. They will then...