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    Minilesson

    Using Anecdotes in Formal Writing

    Add a narrative touch to formal writing.

    Illustration of a flying fish jumping over a boy in a rowboat

    Minilesson

    Using a Peer Response Sheet

    Teach students to write peer responses.

    Response Sheet Example

    Minilesson

    Using 5-5-5 Breathing to Calm Down

    Teach 5-5-5 breathing to calm students.

    clouds spelling, "just breathe"

    Minilesson

    Using 5 Critical Thinking Strategies

    Use this video to help students think critically.

    Minilesson

    Usage Mnemonics

    Create memory aids for usage.

    Memory Aid

    Writing Topic

    Unusual fruits and vegetables

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Form: 
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Explanatory Essay
    Theme: 
    Food
    Family
    Life

    Blog Post

    Unlocking Literacy Across the Curriculum

    21st Century Skills: 
    Learning Skills
    Literacy Skills
    Communicating
    Information Literacy
    Media Literacy
    Technology Literacy
    Writing
    Reading
    Speaking
    Listening

    Student Writing Model

    Unique Wolves

    Sixth-grader Bryan wrote this report after visiting a wolf park in Battle Ground, Indiana.

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Animals
    Science
    Environment
    Nature

    Minilesson

    Understanding the Plot Line

    Understand the plot line.

    Plot Line

    Minilesson

    Understanding the Parts of the Brain

    Teach brain parts and functions.

    image of the brain showing the brain stem, limbic system, and cortex

    Minilesson

    Understanding Context Clues

    Learn about context clues for vocabulary.
     

    Gathering Context Clues

    Minilesson

    Understanding a Message's Subject and Purpose

    Teach students how to analyze messages.

    Writing Topic

    Traveling west in a wagon train

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Creative Writing
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Story
    Poem
    Play
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    History
    Imagination
    Life
    Work
    Travel
    Transportation

    Writing Topic

    Tools I will need in my intended profession

    Level: 
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Research Writing
    Form: 
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Explanatory Essay
    Process
    Research Report
    Theme: 
    Work
    Occupation
    Technology

    Minilesson

    Time Surgeons

    Change one small thing to change history.

    Clock

    Writing Topic

    This really bugs me

    Level: 
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Pet Peeve
    Opinion Essay
    Theme: 
    Life
    Environment
    Community
    Rules

    Writing Topic

    This person makes me laugh

    Level: 
    Grade 1
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Personal Narrative
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Theme: 
    Friends
    Family
    Play
    Life

    Blog Post

    Thinking Like Breathing

    21st Century Skills: 
    Learning Skills
    Critical Thinking
    Creative Thinking
    Problem Solving

    Blog Post

    Thinking Like an Artist

    21st Century Skills: 
    Creative Thinking
    Creating

    Minilesson

    Thinking About the Context of a Message

    Teach students to think about context.

    Minilesson

    Thinking About a Process

    Prepare students for how-to or process writing.

    Writing Topic

    Things to do in the snow

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Narrative Writing
    Form: 
    Narrative Paragraph
    Personal Narrative
    Explanatory Essay
    Theme: 
    Play
    Friends
    Family
    Sports

    Writing Topic

    Things that would make my neighborhood better

    Level: 
    Grade 1
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Mode: 
    Persuasive Writing
    Form: 
    Persuasive Paragraph
    Persuasive Essay
    Theme: 
    Community
    Environment

    Writing Topic

    Things that are hard to believe

    Level: 
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Mode: 
    Explanatory Writing
    Form: 
    Explanatory Paragraph
    Explanatory Essay
    Theme: 
    Education
    Animals
    Science
    Environment
    Vehicles
    Food
    Holidays
    History
    Community
    Culture
    Books

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