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“I Can” Common Core! 1st Grade Writing

For Teachers 1st Standards
"I can" statements are great for wording the Common Core standards in a way everybody will understand. Prime first graders with a writing checklist that addresses eight key expository writing standards taken directly from the Common...
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Support and Develop a Topic Using Details and Information

For Students 4th Standards
In the second of five videos, young writers get insight into how to support an expository response with close reading to find concrete details. A summary of a four-part writing process begins the lesson, and identifies that what they'll...
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Write an Introduction for an Informational Text

For Students 4th Standards
Start your informational essay off right with a strong introduction, the focus of the sixth of nine videos on using text resources to write an essay. In particular, it discusses how to structure the paragraph around a great hook to make...
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Short Story Writing Template

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Set your learners up for writing clearly organized short stories. This page provides space for planning out the characters, the setting, a conflict, background information, three events, a climax, and the resolution. 
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“I Can” Common Core! 5th Grade Writing

For Teachers 5th Standards
Your fifth graders can meet the Common Core standards for writing! This checklist will help show them how much they've learned. Each standard is listed in the form of "I can" statements in simplified language that is accessible to fifth...
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“I Can” Common Core! 4th Grade Writing

For Teachers 4th Standards
On just one page, fourth graders can view and track their progress with the Common Core writing standards. The language of the standards has been modified slightly to make it more accessible to kids, but it will still be best to go over...
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“I Can” Common Core! 2nd Grade Writing

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Monitor the growth of young writers with this Common Core writing standards checklist. Written as I can statements, this resource provides second graders with clear goals for developing their writing skills.
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Write an Introduction Including Specific Details About a Topic

For Teachers 4th Standards
The fourth in a series of 6 lessons digs into the all-important task of writing the introduction to an explanatory essay. A review of the writing process and how to create topic sentences kicks off the learning. Then, writers are...
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Develop a Topic by Rereading and Grouping Related Information

For Students 4th Standards
Continue on the path to writing a strong explanatory essay in the second of six lessons. The focus is on close reading and creating cohesive paragraphs by grouping together related information. The instructor identifies this work as...
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The AuthorÕs Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A good reader thinks about the author's purpose while reading a book. Students use the acronym P.I.E. to remind them how to think about author's purpose: persuade, inform, and entertain.
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Point of View: How will your story be told?

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Selecting the point of view for your story isn't actually as easy as you might imagine. Will you choose first person? First person omniscient? Third person limited? Review your options with this PowerPoint. Many story writers don't...
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Effective Persuasion: Developing Persuasive Arguments

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Use research to strengthen a persuasive argument. Examples of ethos, logs, and pathos are presented, and learners discuss how using research can improve one's argument. Pair this presentation with an example persuasive piece to point out...
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Academic Language

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
College-level writers learn the importance of using academic language in their papers and essays. Assessing the audience is an important aspect of choosing the language with which one writes. Review these 10 slides to make sure each...
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Scrambled Sentences

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here's a clever classroom game that will help learners with their sentence writing skills. It's a fast-paced game that is played in groups. Each makes up scrambled sentences that the other groups must solve. There are plenty of examples...
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For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Do your second graders like riddles? Give them a giggle and a lesson about proofreading at the same time. After reading two riddles, young writers fix punctuation and capitalization errors. They write the answer to each riddle at the...
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Components of an Essay

For Students 7th - 12th
Teach emerging writers how to master the topic sentence, supporting details, and concrete details. A list of transition words is also included. Several practice opportunities are listed here, presenting certain topic sentences (for...
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Lesson: The Power of Music

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The sounds of the past echo through art and our social understanding. Will the sounds of today echo into the future? Learners discuss the cultural and social impact of music, then analyze the art on an African Drum. They develop...
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Lesson: While on My Vacation

For Teachers K - 5th
Drawing, writing, and analyzing, that is what's on the menu. Young artists draw a corner of the classroom, analyze the painting, Poppies by Andrew Dasburg, and then write a postcard describing their vacation to an imaginary hotel that...
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For Students 3rd - 5th
Use a language arts worksheet to have your learners identify all of the conjunctions they can find in 12 sentences. First, they are coached on just what conjunctions are, then they must find them on their own. A good worksheet for an...
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Lesson: The Shadow Spirit Sidekick

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Who doesn't need a sidekick or protective spell? Kids examine a clay vessel from ancient Colombia as they discuss the idea of sidekicks or protective magic. They then illustrate a comic strip that represents the concept of protection in...
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Lesson: Modern Day "Royalty"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The life-sized statue of St. Ferdinand, King of Spain represents royalty as it was seen in the past. Learners explore who is considered royalty in modern times and compare them to royalty of the past. They make a collage representing...
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Lesson: The Gift of Giving

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Giving gifts has been a part of the human experience since modern man walked the earth. Upper graders explore the culture of gift giving in Mayan times through an artistic analysis. They analyze gift giving and palace life as seen on an...
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Lesson: All in the Family

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Who was the Radcliffe family? Young learners find out about the life and times of a family from long ago. They analyze the family portrait, write a story about the family, and then use their story to create thought or word bubbles which...
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Lesson: Cultural Comparisons

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A game, research, and cross-cultural comparisons are in the works as you open an artistic lesson. Upper graders get analytical as they make observations that will help them create a link between abstract and creative thinking. They...