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Graphic Novel Format and Terms Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
Crank up the creativity in your classroom and encourage your writers to create graphic novels. This graphic organizer provides kids the opportunity to review basic parts of a graphic novel before creating their own. They define terms...
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What Makes a Novel a Novel?

For Students 4th - 8th
As your authors prepare to write a hypothetical novel, they need all the inspiration they can find! Using a book they have already read (and enjoyed), learners complete a literary analysis by filling in eight short-answer questions....
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Weaving a Story of Cooperation: The Goat in the Rug

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Weaving is an important part of Navajo culture. Read The Goat in the Rug to your fourth and fifth graders, and give them a glimpse into the process of rug making from the point of view of a goat! They will learn new vocabulary words and...
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Prewriting: Back to School

For Students Pre-K - K
Firm up those writing hands with an exercise on tracing lines. Perfect for back-to-school time, it features a road for kids to trace in order to get the school bus to school on time.
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Write Your Own Greek Myth

For Students 6th - 9th
Invite your pupils to create original Greek characters and myths for their characters to star in. Similar to a traditional Greek myth, the story must explain a natural phenomenon, depict a struggle between good and evil characters, and...
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Create a Book with Student Treasures

For Teachers 1st - 6th
You can't publish a story until after it has been revised and edited! Budding authors investigate the writing process while drafting an original story. They select a topic, complete a rough draft, edit it, revise it, and finally publish...
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Invention (Prewriting)

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Direct your class as they begin writing. Most slides contain questions that scholars can record and reference while they start the process of research and writing. Help learners get through writers' block, freewrite, and brainstorm to...
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Planning a Response to a Writing Prompt

For Students 4th Standards
In the fourth of seven lessons on responding to a writing prompt, the instructor guides learners through pre-writing organization and using stories to illustrate points in the essay. The thought process behind each text addition is...
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How to Refine, Narrow, or Broaden a Topic Worksheet

For Students 8th - 10th
Guide your writers in the pre-writing stage of a research project. Print this sheet to help each writer select an appropriate research topic. They practice narrowing and broadening two different options provided. A natural follow-up...
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PALM TREES Technology :Literacy Challenge Project

For Teachers 7th
Do you have a class set PDAs? Seventh graders use the Note Pad function on their PDAs to brainstorm writing prompts. After three minutes of listing their favorite foods, class members use the Note Pad Eraser to reduce their list to the...
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Prewriting 2 Getting Ideas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read a poem or short paragraph and have students picture it in their minds. They relate the topic to something in their experience and illustrate, 4th graders generate questions with a graphic organizer, use Prewriting2...
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Writing Prompts: Political Cartoons

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students select a cartoon to present to the class. They study it for a few minutes, write a list of questions about the cartoon. Students answer each others' questions and change the questions to declarative statements which are used as...
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Writing Strategies

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young writers complete a unit of activities to learn and use writing strategies. They will complete 8 activities to prewrite, use descriptive words, asking and telling sentences, and correct spelling within their writing. Then they watch...
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Prewriting

For Teachers 7th - 8th
As a class, 7th graders observe examples of brainstorming and then complete brainstorming worksheets themselves. They compose and describe planning strategies. Prior to writing an essay, they identify the purpose and the audience.
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Essay Prewriting Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explain the steps to making a sandwich to their teacher while he/she completes the steps. After the demonstration, they identify any part of the process that could use clarification. They are introduced to the practice of...
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Prewriting

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Get your students writing, clear and organized stories with this PowerPoint. Students are taken through the brainstorming process by using a story web, they fill out what happened, where it happened, who was there, and how they felt....
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Ideal Hideaway- Descriptive Writing

For Students 4th
In this descriptive writing worksheet set, 4th graders discuss places they would like to go to get away. They fill in a pre-writing worksheet in which they describe the place they would go. They finally write a description, in paragraph...
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Create an Alien Life Form

For Students 4th - 5th
In this creative writing worksheet, students answer a series of questions about an alien they imagine. There are also other pre-writing exercises about historical figures, monuments, a zoo, and other topics designed to aid in the...
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The Writing Process

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in the various steps involved in the writing process. The lesson plan is written as a guide for the teacher to write more in depth lesson plans for specific activities. This is a good model plan to follow.
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: Journals

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Like the characters in Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel, class members write frequently with a series of journal topics that form the basis of the final writing assignment about their personal “heavy boots.” Alas, no list of topics is...
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Prewriting 1

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders practice generating questions to text as a prewriting activity. They complete a computer file - Prewriting 1. They review their assignment and review how to search for a topic.
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Travel Brochure Prewriting Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
In this prewriting skills worksheet, students complete the provided graphic organizer as they research the Greek islands in order to create informative brochures about the area.
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Choosing a Subject for a Research Paper

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars choose an appropriate subject for a research project.  In this choosing a research subject lesson, students discuss the purpose and process of writing a research paper and read a sample paper.  Young scholars create a...
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Telling A Story

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
In this ESL storytelling worksheet, students read ten questions about a story and invent their own answers. Students write the story and then complete 2 pages of questions about what they have written.