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Teaching Writing: Is There a Right Way?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Delve into CCSS by implementing a writer's workshop model complete with mini-lessons, shared writing experiences, and author celebrations.
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Magazine Production

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Analyze magazines as a class, looking carefully for the target audience, advertisements, and topics presented. Small groups then work as a publication team and receive a magazine that they have to "sell." Each individual has a different...
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Marking Time

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Two narrative excerpts tell the same story from different points of view. In the first excerpt (first person), sequencing words and phrases are bolded and learners write down what the bold type does. The second excerpt is in third...
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“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Writing

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Present third grade writers with clear learning objectives using this Common Core checklist. By phrasing each standard as I can statements, this document serves as an excellent resource for helping children further develop their writing...
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Lesson: Patience, Practice and Persistence

For Teachers 6th - 12th
First the class analyzes the painting, Rodeo-Pickup Man by Frank Mechau, then they get to work. They explore the painting through verbal descriptions, focusing on vivid language to describe detail. They then compose a written piece using...
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Lesson: Resolving Conflict Creatively

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The wood sculpture Nkisi Nkondi is said to have been used to aid in conflict resolution. Learners pretend they are journalists reporting on a conflict in which the figure was used to resolve an issue. A creative and interesting use of...
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Developing Writing Skills Through Japanese Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students listen to Japanese folk songs to get inspired to create a writing piece about Japan.  In this writing lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to add information about Japan. 
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Publish a Book

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Help your autistic learners to create a story and publish a book. They write simple stories, then turn their stories into books. A picture is drawn for each page of the book and the story is written below. Note: This is a good activity...
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10 Fresh Ideas to Get Your Students Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Here are some enticing writing ideas that will motivate any student.
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Further Improvements of Writing Skills

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Improve writing skills by finding a personal writing style, using descriptive language effectively, and using precise language. Middle schoolers discuss individual style in writing and formal and informal language. They utilize figures...
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Writing Review

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
This presentation provides a series of activities that can be used as morning warm ups throughout the week, or as a writing review. Learners put words in ABC order, learn about alliteration, correct punctuation in a series of sentences,...
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Block Buster

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is a unique and innovative game which will help your charges learn the important skill of proofreading and editing their own writing. The class is divided up into groups, and each group uses actual samples of writing from students...
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Author, Author

For Teachers 1st
First graders engage in this interesting instructional activity on letter writing and writing skills. In it, youngsters listen to the Jan Brett story, The Mitten, as a warm-up. They think of other animals of the world they could ask Jan...
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Stating Your Case: Writing Thesis Statements Effectively

For Teachers 6th - 12th
As a writer, if you have a weak introductory paragraph or thesis statement, you might lose your audience! Have your middle and high schoolers practice writing introductory paragraphs that include clear thesis statements in response to...
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Reading Comprehension: Great Britain

For Students 3rd Standards
Read to understand! Sounds great and your third graders will read to understand several interesting facts about Great Britain. They read, identify key details in the text, and write to answer five comprehension questions. Learning to...
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Practice with Letters: Q-R

For Students K - 1st
Get those pencils moving! Learners examine capital letters Q-X, first observing how the magic pencil prints each one. Then, they get a chance to trace a letter, following the arrows. Finally, it's time to try on their own! There is...
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ESL Vocabulary & Writing: Shapes and Colors

For Students 2nd - 3rd
English language learners review names of colors and shapes, creating a sentence for each color or shape provided. Each vocabulary word includes two lines of handwriting paper to guide young learners' letter formation. 
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Descriptive Writing and Review

For Teachers 5th - 6th
This is my type of lesson! Learners read the poem, "The Deserted House" by Mary Coleridge, then complete a series of activities which encourage strong descriptive writing and sensory detail. They'll practice outlining, sentence writing,...
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Girls Around the World: Communicating Through First-Person Narratives

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Teams select a society to investigate and create a chart comparing and contrasting the status of girls in that society with their own. They then craft and illustrate a personal narrative written from the point of view of a girl living in...
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Reliving History through Slave Narratives

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine slavery in the United States. They read slave narratives that were part of the Federal Writers' Project and then conduct their own...
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Tracing Numbers 8-15

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Follow the arrows! Young scholars examine sample numbers 8-15, including arrows to show them how to move their pencil. Then, they trace a lighter image and try a few freehand. Consider creating a handwriting journal, adding a page every...
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Improving Students' Writing Skills

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Are your writers making the same mistakes over and over again? Instead of editing their papers, consider encouraging learners to use this sheet to classify their errors. This helps them identify and address common problem areas they...
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Writing Numbers 39-46

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Practice makes perfect when it comes to writing numbers! Young scholars examine sample numbers 39-46, including arrows to show them how to move their pencil. Then, they trace a lighter image and try a few freehand. Consider creating a...
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New York English Language Arts Test: Grade 6

For Students 6th
This comprehensive end-of-year language arts test requires that sixth-graders demonstrate their listening, writing, grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills. It includes 9 essay/short answer questions; however, the story, "A Winning...