Writing Lesson Plans

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  1. All My Feelings - A reading and writing lesson for individual small group instruction where students use personal experiences to describe five different feelings.
  2. Bubbles Everywhere - To use sensory details to write sentences about things students have experienced.
  3. A Leaf Story - The student will create a story from a given prompt while using correct spacing, punctuation, and capitalization.
  4. Beach Umbrella Writing-Main Idea - Using an Umbrella as a prop to teach Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Conclusion concepts.
  5. Buy Me! - This is a lesson in persuasive writing. Students will create an ad using pictures, words and a Power Point.
  6. Caption Writing - Using comic strips and an enrichment activity of writing captions for wolves in their natural environment.
  7. Collaborative Writing - This lesson introduces children to the writing process through collaborative writing. After listening to a recording of jungle sounds and reading Where The Wild Things Are, students will develop a jungle story of their own.
  8. Describe my toy! - Students will use a toy to better understand adjectives and adverbs.
  9. Draw My Adjective - Students will identify action verbs, use actions to identify action verbs, creatively use what they know about action verbs to guess what verb is being used.
  10. Forms As A Writing Genre - Student will examine forms to identify the 'genre' style and requirement; complete forms to their individual levels with all preparing draft answers to a 'Hotmail' sign up form in readiness for Friday's class in the computer room.
  11. Introductory and Closing Paragraph - The learner will identify and write introductory paragraphs with 85% accuracy.
  12. It's all about organization - Students will work on an art project or a picture that they will then describe in a paragraph to help with organization.
  13. Letter Writing and Language - Written presentation cross cultural products and perspectives reading for understanding person to person communication.
  14. Move It - This activity gives students an opportunity to move around as they proofread and edit their essays.
  15. Numerical Autobiography - Students write a 12-page numerical autobiography, in the format of an elementary school numerical book. 1 time I was born. I was born once in the town of Sacramento and...
  16. Part my Speech - The purpose of this lesson is to help students realize the importance of adj., adv., prep., and verbs.
  17. Pre-Writing Strategies - We will focus on helping students to outline their work before beginning any full body piece.
  18. Research Report Writing - Review the steps of a research paper by answering questions on the research steps and an example.
  19. Response to Literature/ Final Review - Students will demonstrate their English usage and grammar through writing events in a personal narrative.
  20. Seeing Double - Students will identify incorrect sentences in "The Bridge of Tarabithia and straighten them out.
  21. Summary paragraph for Shark Lady - Write a topic sentence using a "summary verb" such as "discuss", "explains", and "describes".
  22. Thank You Mr. Restaurant - Letter writing is an important task for students to learn to master. This lesson helps students begin this process.
  23. The Art of Persuasion - Students will take a character from a book they have read and become that character and try to persuade another character from the book to do or become something.
  24. The Interview - To interview another student and write a story in their voice.
  25. This is Critical - This lesson introduces students to critical thinking and writing rather than just summarizing a plot of a piece of writing.
  26. Tongue Twist Mania - This lesson introduces students to the concept of alliteration through tongue twisters.
  27. What Will Happen Next - Students will learn how to create suspense by taking a moment from a story and including sensory details in that moment.
  28. Writing a Biography - Teaching students the parts of a biographical sketch.
  29. Write a kids book - Middle School students will compose a book for lower elementary level children.
  30. Write a letter to a friend - This is a lesson based on the book, My Friend Bear, by Jez Alborough. Each student writes a letter to a friend describing the strengths of the friendship.
  31. Write me a Picture - Students will pick out pictures that relate to each other, write captions, and create a photo essay.
  32. Writing a Biography - Teaching students the parts of a biographical sketch.
  33. Writing a Five Paragraph Essay - Students will create a graphic organizer which they will use to organize their thoughts and writing process.
  34. Writing a Letter - Students will know the proper way to address and format a letter.
  35. Writing About Cam Jansen - Students will share descriptions of their character they have developed and explain how they chose their details.
  36. Writing About Our Families - The Learner will apply strategies and skills to create oral, written, and visual texts.
  37. Writing "The Roadblock" - To learn the importance of using details in writing.
  38. Writing Opening to a Narrative - Students will be able to write an opening to a narrative that hooks the reader and creates suspense.
  39. Writing to Teach - Students will write about what they are "specialists" in to teach their audience what they know.
  40. Writing Process - Demonstrate an understanding of the five steps in the writing process.
  41. Writing Reviews - Students will be working cooperatively and will participate in the classroom brainstorm of the success criteria and the brainstorm of the review content.
  42. Zany Wacky Newspaper Stories - After teacher model and display newspaper and help students to find labels for various pages of the newspaper, student will then demonstate their knowledge of the Newspaper sections by labeling the words on a newspaper with blank lines.

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  1. A Book about Me from A to Z- You will combine everything into a one book. You will need to create a personal cover and a table of contents. Each assignment must have an original title.
  2. A Colony is Born: Dear Mem- The primary informational source of journal writing is the focus. Journal entry traits and rubric expectations are established.
  3. A Pair of Anything- Students utilize a Venn diagram as a prewriting strategy.
  4. A Penny for Your Thoughts- Math (mental or written, addition and division) and letter writing (narrative or expository) are utilized in a real-world problem to assist other children.
  5. A Picture is Worth a Fantastic Story- Students select one of the photographs they have taken of friends, pets, parents or objects and write a story. The photos provide visual prompts and a supportive framework for their writing.
  6. Ample Apples- Students make observations about the growing process of an apple tree. They complete expository writing and draw illustrations in a student book. This lesson includes a cooking activity.
  7. Be a Celebrity and Share Your Life with Us- Students become class celebrities by writing their own autobiographies and by sharing them with the public, the class.
  8. Classifying Expository Writing - The students will use the information to classify pieces of writing into different types of Expository Writing.
  9. Collaborative Compositions- This is the final lesson in an expository writing unit. Students are set loose to develop, draft, and elucidate information for a research topic. Students work collaboratively to write a paper as practice for the final task of writing their own papers.
  10. Conducting Research to Write an Expository Paper on Survival- Students will create written work that has a clear focus, sufficient detail, coherent organization, effective use of voice, and correct use of the conventions of written and Standard American English.
  11. Crazy Critters Creative Writing Assignment- During the Crazy Critters creative writing assignment, students develop characters that take part in a narrative involving creatures that reside in a student's imagination.
  12. Dear Teacher- After reading [Dear Mr. Blueberry], a book by Simon James that models letter writing, students write their own letters to their teacher.
  13. Narrative Writing Lesson- Students will incorporate software tools to enhance writing and problem solving skills.
  14. Persuasive Writing - Students will be able to write a short personal letter with a logically organized sequence, broken into paragraphs.
  15. Pre-Writing Strategies - Students will demonstrate the ability to correctly sequence comic strips based on the idea of sequencing story events, recognizing that stories have a beginning, middle, and end.
  16. The Lifesaver Descriptive Writing Lesson- Students use descriptive writing and explore their senses while eating a Lifesaver.