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Teach Engineering

Designing Bridges

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduces your class to the types of loads experienced by a bridge. Groups calculate the ultimate load combinations to determine the maximum load requirement. Using this information, builders then determine the amount of material they...
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Whittling Out Haiku

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Inspired by magazine photos, your young writers hone word choices to create a meaningful haiku. Charged with brainstorming 100 words associated with a photo of their choosing, they whittle their list to the top 10%, make three sentences...
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Class Memorial

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What is a memorial and what should it look like? Learners will choose what they believe is important to remember about September 11 and how it should be displayed. They work in groups and brainstorm details about the memorial and present...
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PPT
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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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Stick to Our Resolutions

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars design a discussion tool to facilitate class brainstorming of solutions to dilemmas and difficult situations. They write situations that they imagine or may have faced that could be resolved in a variety of ways. Students...
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Who Is the Best Person for the Job?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work in groups of four, they are the managers of a new company, needing to hire employees. They brainstorm what they believe is important information to know about a future employee and share their list with the class....
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I'm Thumbody!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write positive statements about themselves. They brainstorm ideas of what a positive thinker looks like and sounds like. Students compare and contrast positive and negative thinking. They complete a worksheet. Students...
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Directed and Undirected Free-writing: An Activity in Brainstorming

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Start the flow of writing with music! Help learners free-write and brainstorm by playing various selections of music. After each selection, scholars talk about the theme and mood and then practice free-writing on their own. Lighten up on...
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers use a graphic organizer to brainstorm information about their lives. They utilize brainstorming techniques in a writing exercise, and create a graphic organizer describing their lives. They set personal goals for the...
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Your Future Occupation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What do your middle schoolers want to be when they grow up? Have them write about possible occupations in this writing lesson. After brainstorming the different occupations they would like, they write a story about what they will do on...
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Brochure Writing

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Have your budding authors evaluate various writing styles found in informational brochures. They look for effective writing, compare and contrast styles, and create an assessment.
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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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Conventions: Strong Verbs

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice using strong verbs. For this conventions lesson, 5th graders brainstorm words to complete sentences and list lively and exciting verbs. Students act out meanings of certain words. Students come up with new ways to...
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Pieces of Me

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore themselves and their community. In this writing activity, 8th graders brainstorm ideas about their childhood, middle years, family, and future goals.  Students write an autobiographical sketch about themlseves. 
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BrainStorm

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students reflect on their strengths and interests, to facilitate self-awareness. They record their interests and hobbies on the BrainStorm worksheet. Students draw in the middle of their brain a picture or paste a photo that...
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Organizer
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See and Hear T Graph

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this see and hear worksheet, students fill out a brainstorming chart at the top of the page about a topic and write what they would see and hear in a T chart. Students complete 3 sections.
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Robert Munsch: Author Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students study Robert Munsch's style of writing. In this literature lesson, students read many of Robert Munsch's books, write a list of the characteristics found in his books, and write or orally tell a story using some of these...
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Organizer
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Planning for A Letter to the Editor

For Students 5th - 12th
In this letter to the editor worksheet, students brainstorm and fill in the blanks to a graphic organizer that would help them write a letter to an editor. Students complete 12 spaces in the graphic organizer.
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Thankful Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils go through the entire writing process to create an expository essay about what they are thankful for. They use graphic organizers to guide them through the process.
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Outline a Travel Narrative

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are taught how to outline a fictional narrative essay. They review the definition and structure of narrative essays. Students use the activity to brainstorm specific ideas for narrative essays. They are given a...
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Where is Flat Stanley?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create a story map of the basic elements and significant events of the book Flat Stanley. Students brainstorm places they would like to visit if they had been flattened and then, write about an imagined experience. Students...
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Nature and Fintess Trail

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate how humans impact the environment and compile an organism database into an e-book field guide. They name muscle groups and develop specific exercises to strengthen these groups. Students utilize technology for data...
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Worksheet
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Boca Raton Museum of Art

For Students 3rd - 10th
In this graphic organizer, students complete a web/brainstorm graphic organizer about an artist's art work from the Boca Raton Museum of Art. This graphic organizer could be used for any work of art, not just one from this museum.
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From Brainstorm to Published Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate a topic through research, observation, and experimentation. They prepare a short science report and publish it online. Students reflect on the role of science reports in the larger scientific community.