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In the final lesson of this unit, students consider how using vivid language with appropriate connotation enhances the quality of their writing. Directions Step 1: Discuss the meaning of the sentence, "The student asked to go to the office."
In this lesson of Kechia Williams's poetry unit, students are exposed to the different elements and styles of poetry through appreciating differences in figurative language and rhythm.
In this mini-lesson, whiteboard-ready writing samples help students spot the difference between telling or reporting information that holds the reader back and writing that involves the audience by showing what’s happening in stories. Exploring the question, "Does my writing show what's happening?," students view short paragraphs on the interactive whiteboard and pick out examples of where an author uses sounds, thoughts, and feelings, as well as examples of where the writing is straight reporting.
by Sarah Major, M.Ed Grammar, phonics, and parts of speech often struggle for first place at the very pinnacle of the student boredom scale.
Creative writing assignments are often found to be vague, undefined or too open-ended.
If you're wondering about what to do during the first or second week with a new class, this assignment is perfect (well almost) The whole class will start off in groups, then form pairs, and finally each student will produce a project which involves listening, writing and creative skills. I suggest that you create the groups to stop friends from interviewing each other (which is almost impossible in a small school). This is a writing program that is perfect for producing large amounts of graded work without a lot of heavy marking.
Video Writing Prompts
Words and Art
Teaching writers workshop is a beautiful and amazing thing because it allows our own creativity to flow out on to paper for our student’s to see.