Anna Collins Trest, director of the South Mississippi Writing Projectfinds she can lead upper elementary school students to better understand the concept of "reflection" if she anchors the discussion in the concrete and helps students establish categories for their reflective responses.
Students attach their comments to a piece of writing under consideration. This site takes students through choosing a topic, organizing ideas, composing a thesis, writing the body of the paper, creating an introduction and a conclusion, and adding the finishing touches.
From this list, each student-adult pair chose one. One can use it to encourage conversation in the target language in a group situation, and even allow students to apply their art skills.
Stephanie Wilder found that the grades she gave her high school students were getting in the way of their progress. Ask how they might react if they were put in a similar situation as the main characters in the story.
Suzanne Linebarger, a co-director of the Northern California Writing Projectrecognized create a monster writing activity middle school one element lacking from many of her students' stories was tension. Successful Paragraphs is a lesson plan with a unique approach to improving student writing.
Sample activities include two types of stationery for student letters and a handout that encourages students to contemplate and write about their plans for the future.
What were my revisions? Don't miss this opportunity to glean a few excellent handouts and ideas from these experts in the field. Where did I get my ideas? They committed themselves to read and discuss the book and write separate reviews.
Several admitted that they had never before had this level of intellectual conversation with an adult family member. In her high school classroom, she uses a form of the children's ABC book as a community-building project. Back to top 7.
She decided to use mirrors to teach the reflective process. Though teachers were not involved in student online dialogues, the conversations evidenced the same reading strategies promoted in teacher-led discussion, including predication, clarification, interpretation, and others.
How the group felt about it, what they learned, etc. Give each group the exact same supplies: Setting and Events are designed to be used in writing personal narratives, and Persuasive helps students create persuasive pieces by forcing them to state an opinion, support it with three points, give examples, and summarize their belief in a conclusion.
Glorianne Bradshaw, a teacher-consultant with the Red River Valley Writing Project North Dakotadecided to make use of experiences from her own life when teaching her first-graders how to write. Each person may be take turns or one person can be assigned to write down the description as decided by the group, another may be asked to draw the animal as it is described.
Students elaborate on the word by writing sentences and creating an illustration. Back to top 3. Write a review of an imaginary production of the play we have just finished studying in class.
Here are some of the questions: Each group must construct a creature. I walk among my students prompting answers," Ireland explains. In his college fiction writing class, Farrington asks students to choose a spot in the story where the main character does something that is crucial to the rest of the story.
Have students share their descriptive stories with the class. John Levine, a teacher-consultant with the Bay Area Writing Project Californiahelps his college freshmen integrate the ideas of several writers into a single analytical essay by asking them to create a dialogue among those writers.
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In this case her students had been studying sea life. Procedure Vary these procedures to fit your class dynamics: Jan Matsuoka, a teacher-consultant with the Bay Area Writing Project Californiadescribes a revision conference she held with a third grade English language learner named Sandee, who had written about a recent trip to Los Angeles.Help your high school class get into the novel Frankenstein by creating their own monsters!
Don't worry, this activity is also educational. This lesson is a great way. Oct 11, · Writing; Create your own; Grades P-5th. It's not the "Monster Mash," it's the Monster Match!
Cut out these cutely spooky and spookily cute monster cards and play a fun matching memory card game. Adding your school can help us give you better content recommendations based on what teachers in your school or district are using in the 3/5(2). Kathleen O'Shaughnessy, co-director of the National Writing Project of Acadiana (Louisiana), asks her middle school students to respond to each others' writing on Post-it Notes.
Students attach their comments to a piece of writing under consideration. A Fun and Engaging Descriptive and Persuasive Writing Activity for Middle School! In this activity, students draw and create an online listing for a haunted house that they have designed.
They have to draw the house and other rooms, write a detailed description that includes a list of Halloween words, point out features of the house, and. Oct 11, · Writing; Create your own; Dracula and his son " It's not the "Monster Mash," it's the Monster Match!
Cut out these cutely spooky and spookily cute monster cards and play a fun matching memory card game. Adding your school can help us give you better content recommendations based on what teachers in your school or 3/5(2).
Awesome activity.  Hello, my name is Angela Montgomery.
I teach third grade at Lee Road Junior High School in Covington, Louisiana. The lesson I’m going to share with you today is Monster Match. Monster Match is an ELA lesson where we work on descriptive writing.
Each student draws a monster and then they write a descriptive.Download