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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

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Using grade appropriate texts, students will skim and scan informational text, locate evidence of a variety of text features and complete the Text Detective slides. Use these slides for whole …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8Grades 2-5

Summer is the time to rest and reflect. These slides are designed to keep your student's writing skills sharp through a series of journal entries. Downloads June 2021 Grade K-8 …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthK-1Grades 6-8Grades 2-5Grades K-1

Students will dive into argument writing as they grapple with the issue: Should we have year-round school? They will learn the vocabulary of argument writing including, claim, issue, supporting details, …

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Students will read and/or listen to several poems that use imagery as a literary device to allow the reader to visualize a topic or theme. They will then create their …

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Time for revision! In this robust lesson, students will have the opportunity to go step by step through the revision process to add necessary “VITAMINS” to the weak sentences provided …

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The theme in this story is friendship. Students will listen to the read-aloud, Enemy Pie by Derek Munson, and think about how the author portrayed the theme. Then, in a …

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In this lesson, we want to challenge our students to work hard and keep going. Students will kick-off 2021 by creating a vision board, helping to focus their efforts on …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

What is the perfect gift? Are there gifts that last a lifetime? In this lesson, students will listen to the read-aloud, What is Given from the Heart by Patricia C …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8

Written by the son of a career officer, this book explores the branches of the Armed Services and speaks from the heart about the honor, privileges and sacrifices of military …

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How do others perceive you? How is it that two people can look at the same thing, but see something entirely different? In this lesson students will listen to the …

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In this lesson students will learn to identify the productive questions that author's use to generate specific elaborative detail and then use those questions to generate a segment of their own …

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The Memory Box - Friendships Made This is a great end of the year lesson to replace some of the activities like signing yearbooks. Using a vivid verb, students will …

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This month, connect on a meaningful level with your students as they spend their days and weeks at home. Through the song “Be A LIght” students will make connections to …

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When we teach young writers to be precise and thoughtful in their choice of words, we are doing so much more than improving their test scores, although that will be a …

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How can we teach our students to deeply love and accept themselves and others, despite their weaknesses and differences? This February, whether you are celebrating Valentine's Day, Black History Month, …

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Growth mindset is a trending topic in education. As teachers, we want to challenge our students to work hard and keep going, despite the many challenges and setbacks they may …

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Is there a such thing as the perfect gift? This month, discuss with your students what they think the perfect gift would be. Is it a gaming station, or maybe …

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Since becoming a national holiday in 1938, our country has been celebrating and honoring United States veterans each year on November 11. As this day of observance rolls around, your …

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Bring Disney right to your classroom this October with the book The Haunted Mansion written by Buddy Baker and Xavier Atencio. Use this magnificent book to guide your students in creating a …

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Here is a fantastic lesson to get the school year started in your classroom grades 5-8! The focus is all about perspective. Downloads Grades 5-8 Back to School Lesson of …

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This month, bring your students’ book characters to life right in your classroom. By teaching students to generate elaborative detail segments about a story critical character, they will learn how …

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This month, EW is here to help you check off some of those summer lists to help ensure your classroom is ready to go come August. By adding a few …

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The Ultimate Animal – Keep your students engaged this month with an animal research and writing project! Downloads Grades 6-8 May Writing Lesson DGQ Student Chart The Ultimate Animal - …

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Middle school students in all our classrooms are bouncing with spring fever, anxious to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. This month, in honor of Earth Day, let’s engage …

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How do you teach types of sentences so that students are able to understand the concept and use them with fidelity in their compositions? This lesson is a great way …

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This amazing book about freedom is beautifully written with many teachable moments for your ELAR classroom, while making meaningful connections to our country’s history. Enjoy this book with your middle …

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A great way to start back from a long break is by letting your students engage in a fun piece with research! Students will choose an Arctic animal to research …

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Wanting to bring a little Holiday Cheer into your classroom? Then you will want to check out this month’s lesson that includes a holiday version of EmpoweringWriters pronoun dominoes! Downloads …

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Topics:Lesson of the MonthGrades 6-8