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30 resources with the keyterm ccss.ela-literacy.w.11-12.3

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Summer Shorts

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Want to use sequence maps in your narrative writing unit? Young writers work to create personal narratives about their summer vacation. They write a narrative of their vacation and create a display using summer clothing shapes made from...
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The Paragraph

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Review the components of a well-written paragraph with your class. Be sure your writers include a topic sentence supported with main ideas and followed by a conclusion. Unity, coherence, and transition words are emphasized. Experiment...
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Twain's Use of Descriptive Settings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Offer your class methods for understanding and creating setting in a written work. Much of the focus here is on fluency, so class members spend a good amount of time simply writing about places that are significant to them, and...
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Student Opinion: Who Inspires You?

For Students 7th - 12th
Inspire your class to write about role models and personal heroes with this resource from The Learning Network. Class members read a New York Times article excerpt about basketball star Jeremy Lin and how he inspired the author. After...
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Refugee Voices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Foster empathy and expose your class to the hardships of refugees. First, learners listen to, read, and analyze the poem "Refugee Blues" by W.H. Auden. They then use this poem as a model for their own poem that uses voice, imagery, and...
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Make a Memory with Movie Maker

For Teachers 8th - 12th
There is nothing more exciting than allowing learners to express themselves through a creative medium. In groups, they write narrative stories, focusing on building a strong storyline and dialogue. Next, they transform their stories into...
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Character Interviews on NaNo-TV

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Cool! Encourage your class to get to know a story's characters on a whole new level!  Dress like a character and sit for an interview with a TV host. The clear explanations, great examples, and practice activities included in this...
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Telling Stories in Art: Symbols of a Life

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Through a series of activities, learners are exposed to how artists use symbolic imagery to create the narrative of a subject’s life. They study The Birth of Alexander and some manuscripts kept at J. Paul Getty Museum. They then draft...
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Using the "Bad" Wolf from "Little Red Riding Hood" to Elicit Expressive Language

For Teachers 8th - 12th
How bad is bad? Writers choose precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the Big, Bad Wolf, the vociferous, vicious villain of Little Red Riding Hood’s tale. Writers can be prompted by...
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Narrative Writing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Imagine a day in the life of a child who has to work 12-14 hours a day, seven days a week. After viewing images and reading stories of child laborers, class members select an image and write a richly detailed narrative about a typical...
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Using Sensory Details

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sensory details show the story instead of telling it. Emerging writers discuss ways to convey sensory details. They practice adding sensory details in a graphic organizer before adding details to their own scripts.
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Positive Experiences

For Students 5th - 12th
Ask your learners to reflect and write with this worksheet. This activity asks pupils to write about positive experiences - times when they have displayed positive qualities such as courage, kindness, wisdom, and determination. This...
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Descriptive Writing - The Hobbit

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Hobbits, dwarfs, wizards, trolls, and goblins. Readers track these fantastic creatures through J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit noting passages of character description and  scenery changes. Using specific passages from the novel, class...
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When A Story Met A Sandwich

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How is a story like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Use making a sandwich as a metaphor to remind your writers that a good, solid beginning, a rich and rewarding middle, and an ending that brings everything together spices up a...
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Tent City

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Viewing Tent City launches a study of the frame story and how authors use this format to draw attention to their theme. The richly detailed plan from Futurestates Community Classroom includes pre-viewing activities, discussion questions,...
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Lesson Plan 9: Writing Really Good Dialogue

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Good dialogue in a narrative moves the story forward, creates tension, and reveals something about the characters and their relationships with one another. The series of exercises included in this resource give writers a chance to...
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Author's Choice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Who would you like to see at your luncheon table? After selecting a character from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, young writers re-imagine The Great Gatsby and how it would be different if told from their character’s point of view....
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Animation Pre-Production

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Does your class love reading cartoons? Use their talents and interests to examine the process of writing a story they wish to tell through a cartoon. They develop the beginning, middle, and end of a story based on their original...
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He Said, She Said

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Is Nick Carraway a reliable narrator for The Great Gatsby? Does he really, as his father directed, reserve judgment? Groups rewrite selected scenes from chapter four and five of the novel from the point of view of another character and...
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Narrative Nuts and Bolts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After viewing slides and reading about child labor, young authors compose an original narrative story. They practice note-taking skills and work to effectively engage a reader by incorporating plot, logical order, complex characters,...
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Lesson Plan 1: Introducing NaNo and Novels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know that November is Novel Writing Month? In the first of a series of lessons, class members are introduced to the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) project.
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Descriptive Writing: Using Art to Inspire description

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Write with the senses! Try using art to inspire writers to consider all of the senses. Here, the class is divided in half. Each group looks at one of two images, imagines the senses that would be engaged, and records answers to five...
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Tossed Salad of Styles

For Teachers 12th
“You are delayed in your arrival, Mr. Gregory.” “Like what’s your problem, Jerk?” Formal, poetic, or slang? After examining five different writing styles, groups use a dialogue template to create a presentation of their models for these...
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Car For Sale!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Car For sale! In this GED prep activity, writers develop a classified advertisement to sell a car. After a discussion of precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language, sellers draft their ad for review, revision and...