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W.6.3 - Narrative Writing: 6th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 6th Standards
Cultivating a deep love of narrative writing in your young writers can set them on a path that will have them writing and reading for the rest of their lives. These common core aligned resources (W.6.3) will give you some great starting...
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Five Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Every writer knows how terrible writer's block can feel. Use these five writer's block-busting techniques to help young writers get out of their rut and into a better state of mind.
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My Restaurant Visit

For Students K - 3rd
Young writers recount their visit to a restaurant, describing where they went, what they ate, and who was in the party.
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Choosing a Story Idea for a Narrative

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Decisions, decisions. Now that young writers have brainstormed ideas for a personal narrative, it's time to decide which one to write about. Follow along as the instructor explores the thought process involved in choosing the topic that...
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Silly Stories

For Students Pre-K - 4th Standards
Young writers get a jump start on story telling by selecting a plot, a setting, and multiple character cards and then use these basic elements to create a tale.
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The Misunderstood Adolescent Writer: Special Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
All young authors experience the frustration of feeling absolutely misunderstood at least once. Your class can experience themselves as writers through a literary analysis and writing project. They read a story about a misunderstood...
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Young Writer's Workshop Writing Prompt Worksheet

For Students 4th - 5th
In this young writer's workshop worksheet, students write a response to the prompt, "Aga Panthis looked at the butterflies and she looked at the flowers. She thought..." They see a picture of a young lady looking at butterflies and...
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Building a Community of Writers

For Teachers 3rd
Emerging writers help create a classroom community of writers willing to take risks with their ideas, voices, and experiences. Use this instructional activity to encourage young writers to give and receive written responses to oral and...
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Conclude a Persuasive Essay

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
If only writing a conclusion were as simple as saying The End. Model how to conclude a persuasive essay by summarizing main ideas and making a plea for action with the fifth lesson in this writing series. Consider pausing the video and...
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Something Green

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Kermit would really enjoy this prompt. Young writers select something green, describe it, identify where it is found and how it is used, and then illustrate their something.
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Conclusions Chart

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
How do you know who done it? This graphic organizer reminds young writers that multiple pieces of evidence are needed to support a conclusion. The chart works equally well for a paragraph or a complete essay.
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Persuasive Writing - Anticipating Opposing Views

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Persuasion, when used effectively, is a powerful and effective tool. In groups, young writers develop a persuasive letter about something that they would like their parents to allow them to do. Then, independently, they use proper...
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Lesson Plan 5: Creating a Supporting Character

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
As a class, young writers learn how to develop a strong supporting character. They think and discuss a good friend they know, they use that friend as a basis for a potential supporting character. They create a supporting character as a...
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The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Young Readers Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. A useful set of lesson plans encourage young readers to take a second look at their eating habits. Pre- and post-reading questions bring in reflective writing and discussion while extension...
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Rediscovering Forgotten Women Writers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Women's voices are becoming more prominent in the world of literature, but for centuries, this wasn't the case. Young historians research a woman whose writings are considered to be lost, out of print, or forgotten. They develop an oral...
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Writer's Guide: Conventions

For Students 5th - 7th
Complete an activity to reinforce the conventions of written English. Young writers review the conventions of writing and strategies to improve their writing. They complete 3 writing activities to reinforce the concept. 
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Revising vs. Editing

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Are your young writers unsure of what to look for when asked to edit a draft of writing? Direct them to this simple and attractive printable, which uses two acronyms—ARMS (add, remove, move, substitute) and CUPS capitalize, usage,...
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Using the Internet to Challenge Young Writers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Designed as a professional development exercise to introduce teachers to the Internet, the activities in this resource ask novice web surfers to access a series of sites, bookmark them, and answer question about information found on the...
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Story Starter: Stop Sign

For Students K - 2nd Standards
If you're looking for simple writing prompts for young children then stop right there, because we have what you need. Including a picture of a stop sign and four sets of handwriting lines, this exercise asks young writers to produce...
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Develop Support for Your Argument

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
How can you get young writers to come up with on-topic supporting details? Ask them to turn the topic sentence into a question and provide an answer to that question! If their answer proves the topic true, they can add more answers; if...
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Elements of Fiction

For Teachers 1st - 8th
The metaphor of a pot of soup and a series of colorful templates remind young writers of the elements that make for a rich story. Pepper the plot with carrot/character, potato/point of view, corn/conflict, tomato/theme, and season with...
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Write with Writers

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Write and work with authors on the Scholastic Website to promote the recognition of various genres.  Young writers will participate in activities based on the type of writing such as biography, descriptive, folktales, mystery, news, and...
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Planning and Drafting a Personal Narrative

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Bring your learners together to write a class narrative about the first day of school. Start off by teaching them about sequence with a quick oral activity. Then, work together to fill out a story map. Finally, compose the class...
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The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Strengthen your high schoolers' writing with a series of steps for writing successfully. With sections on organizing an essay, choosing a topic, crafting a thesis statement, and revising a draft, the lesson encourages your class to...