Writing Lesson Plans
- All My Feelings - A reading and
writing lesson for individual small group instruction where students
use personal experiences to describe five different feelings.
- Bubbles Everywhere - To use sensory
details to write sentences about things students have experienced.
Leaf Story - The student will create a story from a given prompt while
using correct spacing, punctuation, and capitalization.
Umbrella Writing-Main Idea - Using an Umbrella as a prop to teach
Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Conclusion concepts.
- Buy Me! - This is a lesson in persuasive writing.
Students will create an ad using pictures, words and a Power Point.
Writing - Using comic strips and an enrichment activity of writing
captions for wolves in their natural environment.
- 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.
- Describe my toy! - Students will use a
toy to better understand adjectives and adverbs.
- 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.
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.
and Closing Paragraph - The learner will identify and write introductory
paragraphs with 85% accuracy.
- 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.
Writing and Language - Written presentation cross cultural products
and perspectives reading for understanding person to person communication.
- Move It - This activity gives students
an opportunity to move around as they proofread and edit their essays.
- 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...
- Part my Speech - The purpose of this
lesson is to help students realize the importance of adj., adv., prep.,
Strategies - We will focus on helping students to outline their work
before beginning any full body piece.
- Research Report Writing - Review the
steps of a research paper by answering questions on the research steps
and an example.
- Response to Literature/ Final Review -
Students will demonstrate their English usage and grammar through writing
events in a personal narrative.
- Seeing Double - Students will identify
incorrect sentences in "The Bridge of Tarabithia and straighten them out.
paragraph for Shark Lady - Write a topic sentence using a "summary
verb" such as "discuss", "explains", and "describes".
- Thank You Mr. Restaurant - Letter writing
is an important task for students to learn to master. This lesson helps
students begin this process.
- 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.
- The Interview - To interview another
student and write a story in their voice.
- This is Critical - This lesson introduces
students to critical thinking and writing rather than just summarizing
a plot of a piece of writing.
- Tongue Twist Mania - This lesson introduces
students to the concept of alliteration through tongue twisters.
- 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.
a Biography - Teaching students the parts of a biographical sketch.
- Write a kids book - Middle School students
will compose a book for lower elementary level children.
- 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.
- Write me a Picture - Students will pick
out pictures that relate to each other, write captions, and create a photo
a Biography - Teaching students the parts of a biographical sketch.
a Five Paragraph Essay - Students will create a graphic organizer
which they will use to organize their thoughts and writing process.
a Letter - Students will know the proper way to address and format
About Cam Jansen - Students will share descriptions of their character
they have developed and explain how they chose their details.
About Our Families - The Learner will apply strategies and skills
to create oral, written, and visual texts.
"The Roadblock" - To learn the importance of using details in writing.
Opening to a Narrative - Students will be able to write an opening
to a narrative that hooks the reader and creates suspense.
to Teach - Students will write about what they are "specialists" in
to teach their audience what they know.
Process - Demonstrate an understanding of the five steps in the 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.
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.
Writing Lesson Plans From Other Web Sites
- 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.
- A Colony
is Born: Dear Mem- The primary informational source of journal writing
is the focus. Journal entry traits and rubric expectations are established.
- A Pair
of Anything- Students utilize a Venn diagram as a prewriting strategy.
- 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.
- 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
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.
- 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,
Expository Writing - The students will use the information to classify
pieces of writing into different types of Expository Writing.
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.
- 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.
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.
- Dear Teacher-
After reading [Dear Mr. Blueberry], a book by Simon James that models
letter writing, students write their own letters to their teacher.
- Narrative Writing
Lesson- Students will incorporate software tools to enhance writing
and problem solving skills.
Writing - Students will be able to write a short personal letter with
a logically organized sequence, broken into paragraphs.
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.
Lifesaver Descriptive Writing Lesson- Students
use descriptive writing and explore their senses while eating a Lifesaver.