Read And Write Essay Map

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

How-To Writing: Motivating Students to Write for a Real Purpose

It's not easy surviving fourth grade (or third or fifth)! In this lesson, students brainstorm survival tips for future fourth graders and incorporate those tips into an essay.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Cause and Effect Using Expository Texts About Natural Disasters

Students explore the nature and structure of expository texts that focus on cause and effect and apply what they learned using graphic organizers and writing paragraphs to outline cause-and-effect relationships.

 

Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A "Cay"ribbean Island Study

As a pre-reading activity for The Cay, groups of students choose and study a Caribbean island, create a final product in the format of their choice, and finally, do an oral presentation to share information learned.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Houdini Box: What Did Houdini Hide? Writing Creative Endings

Students are encouraged to understand a book that the teacher reads aloud to create a new ending for it using the writing process.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Developing Citizenship Through Rhetorical Analysis

Students analyze rhetorical strategies in online editorials, building knowledge of strategies and awareness of local and national issues. This lesson teaches students connections between subject, writer, and audience and how rhetorical strategies are used in everyday writing.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Defining Moments: Charting Character Evolution in Lord of the Flies

Savagery, treachery, lost innocence... Lord of the Flies is rife with character development. Use this lesson to help students chart the character changes of Ralph and Jack, both in groups and individually.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Compare & Contrast Map

The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 5

Walt Disney was born in 1901.

Students describe female characters in Disney films, discuss their characteristics, and write a thesis statement about them.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching With Podcasts

This Strategy Guide describes the processes involved in composing and producing audio files that are published online as podcasts.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Implementing the Writing Process

This strategy guide explains the writing process and offers practical methods for applying it in your classroom to help students become proficient writers.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Shared Writing

This strategy guide explains how to use shared writing to teach students effective strategies that will improve their own independent writing ability.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Write Alouds

This strategy guide explains how to use write-aloud (also known as modeled writing) to teach effective writing strategies and improve students' independent writing ability.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Inquiry Charts (I-Charts)

This guide introduces I-Charts, a strategy that enables students to generate meaningful questions about a topic and organize their writing.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts

This strategy guide clarifies the difference between persuasion and argumentation, stressing the connection between close reading of text to gather evidence and formation of a strong argumentative claim about text.

 


 

·        Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Circle Plot Diagram
The Circle Plot Diagram can be used as a prewriting graphic organizer for students writing original stories with a circular plot structure as well as a post reading organizer used to explore the text structures in a book.

 

·        Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Alphabet Organizer
Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.

 

·        Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Essay Map
The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.

·        Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Compare &Contrast Map
The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.

·        Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
ReadWriteThinkWebbing Tool
The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that askstudents to pursue hypertextual thinking and writing.

·        Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Hero’s Journey
Students can use this tool to learn about the elements of the hero's journey, analyze a text that follows the hero's journey pattern, or start creating a hero story of their own.

·        Grades 3 – 6 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Animal Inquiry
Supporting inquiry-based research projects, the Animal Inquiry interactive invites elementary students to explore animal facts and habitats using writing prompts to guide and record their findings.

·        Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Persuasion Map
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students tomap out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.

·        Grades 3 – 8 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
K-W-L Creator
This tool allows students to create an online K-W-L chart. Saving capability makes it easy for them to start the chart before reading and then return to it to reflect on what they learned.

·        Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Story Map
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and post reading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting,conflict, and resolution.

·        Grades 1 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Plot Diagram
The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plotstructure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.

·        Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Bio Cube
Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.

·        Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Comparison andContrast Guide
The Comparison and Contrast Guide outlines the characteristics of the genre and provides direct instruction on the methods of organizing, gathering ideas, and writing comparison and contrast essays.

·        Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
ReadWriteThinkNotetaker
Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.

·        Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Timeline
Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.

·        Grades K – 5 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry

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