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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Persuasive Essay: Environmental Issues

How can we convince others to agree with us on important issues? In this lesson, students explore relevant environmental issues and gather information to write persuasive essays.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Four Simple Steps to Small-Group Guided Writing

Students will go batty about the three writing strategies they learn in this lesson centered on Nicola Davies' Bat Loves the Night.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Word Recognition Strategies Using Nursery Rhymes

Whether you sing or recite familiar nursery rhymes in this standard lesson, students will learn how to create and categorize words that have similar endings.

 

Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Composing Cinquain Poems: A Quick-Writing Activity

Students use themed graphic organizers to compose cinquain poems on topics common in the early elementary classroom.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Letter Poems Deliver: Experimenting with Line Breaks in Poetry Writing

Students explore letter poems and experiment with writing letters as poems, using the placement of line breaks to enhance rhythm, sound, meaning, and appearance.

 

Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan

A Recipe for Writing: Fairy Tale Feasts

After examining recipes written based on students' favorite fairy tales, students research a recipe related to their favorite story, book, or fairy tale and include it in a classroom recipe book.