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A Mini Book of Mini Lessons!: 25 Lessons To Improve Student Writing for Grades 3-6
This eBook is designed to help the busy grade 3-6 educator provide short, but effective writing lessons during the writing period. Ideal for teaching such concepts as: Hooking your reader, Using a thesaurus, Webbing your idea, Adjectives, Punctuation, Avoiding plagiarism, and MORE
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Writing Magic eBook
This eBook loaded with 29 ready-to-use reproducibles! It is divided into five main elements of the writing process. Under each element, you will find several ""tricks"", or strategies, to help in your teaching. The Prewriting Stage, Drafting, Revising and Editing, Sharing, and Publishing and Celebrating
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Halloween Creative Writing Project
Lesson Plan
Students practice writing creatively from the pumpkin's point of view.
Grade Level(s): 3-5

Lesson Plan
The students will write acrostic poems and pattern reports.
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Journaling open in new window
Lesson Plan
Examples and teaching ideas for the use of several types of journals with students
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5, 6-8

Let's Write a Newspaper Story open in new window
Lesson Plan
An exciting, real-life writing course for elementary school students. Kids will love this stimulating and educational lesson and so will you. This lesson will help you make every student successful in writing a newspaper story.
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Life in a Castle
Lesson Plan
The students will be able to understand and write about life in a castle.
Grade Level(s): 3-5

River of Life open in new window
Lesson Plan
Offers lesson plans for creative writing around the theme of River of Life. The site is also a showcase of children's work with the theme to give an example of what can be created.
Grade Level(s): 3-5, 6-8

Season Fairies Get Sacked
Lesson Plan
This activity is to encourage poetry writing. Aaaaggghhh! No, it really works.... honest!
Grade Level(s): 3-5

Sense You Asked! Writing Workshop Lesson
Lesson Plan
A Cooperative Group Writing Workshop Lesson
Grade Level(s): 3-5

The Lifesaver Descriptive Writing Lesson
Lesson Plan
Students use descriptive writing and explore their senses while eating a Lifesaver.
Grade Level(s): 3-5

Using Children's Literature to Teach Writing: No, David!
Lesson Plan
Review beginning, middle, and end of a story and how details add to a story.
Grade Level(s): 3-5

Using Children's Literature to Teach Writing: Oh, Tucker!
Lesson Plan
Writing activity to use with Oh, Tucker by Steven Kroll.
Grade Level(s): 3-5

Using Children's Literature to Teach Writing: Perfect Pancakes
Lesson Plan
Write a How-To essay
Grade Level(s): 3-5

Vivid Verbs
Lesson Plan
This lesson will encourage students to use more vivid verbs, verbs that give a very clear picture of the action taken place, and discourage the usage of “is” and “was.” They will be making a personal thesaurus to use in creative writing.
Grade Level(s): 3-5

Writing and Research with a Manatee Theme
Lesson Plan
This two week multidisciplinary unit incorporates technology, research methods, and written expression through creative writing activities and friendly letters--all through the theme of manatees.
Grade Level(s): 3-5


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