Essay Writing Ideas

Essay Writing Ideas

Students are given the choice of selecting one of the topics, and developing into a 3-5 paragraph writing piece.
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Thanksgiving Writing Ideas

Thanksgiving Writing Ideas

These activities provide a fun and insightful way to learn new vocabulary usage in context. Package provides writing ideas for developing writing skills.
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The Giver: Your Utopian Society

The Giver: Your Utopian Society

Create your idealized Utopian Society. Described the following components: 1. Government/ Legal court system 2. Economy 3. Education/ Healthcare 4. Housing/ Animals 5. Recreation/ Leisure 6. Transportation/ Military
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Commonly Confused Words

Commonly Confused Words

English has a lot of commonly confused words. They either look alike, sound alike or, worst of all, look and sound alike but have completely different meanings. Other words look and sound different but are similar in meaning, and it's hard to determine which is the correct one in a given context. This activity allows students to understand different meanings and better utilize these words when writing.
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The Cay: Anticipation Guide

The Cay: Anticipation Guide

Students will use this strategy before reading to activate prior knowledge and build curiosity about the novel. Before reading , students respond to several statements that challenge or support their preconceived ideas about key concepts in the text.
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Scrapbook Project

Scrapbook Project

This project maybe assigned at the beginning or the end of the school year. The project is an idea for getting to know your students. Students may share his/her project with other students as a means of getting to know each other.
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My School Memory Book

My School Memory Book

As an end of the year activity, students will re-live his/ her school year and use writing skills taught throughout the year to complete pages of the memory book. This is a great substitution for students not purchasing a year book.
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Third-Person-Point-of-View

Third-Person-Point-of-View

Students will use note taking skills to paraphrase notes on third-person-point-of-view. Notes will provide and promote better writing when writing various text, constructed responses, and extended responses. Notes are excellent for understand which point of view a piece of text is written from, and changing a point of view when writing.
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My 8th Grade Dictionary

My 8th Grade Dictionary

Seventh grade students will develop a student friendly dictionary as an end-of-the year project. Tier 2 vocabulary terms are used as a source for 8th grade writing.
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Text Structure Flashcards

Text Structure Flashcards

Students will create flashcards to use as a study tool. Text structures for creating cards are: Compare and Contrast, Problem and Solution, Chronological Order, Cause/ Effect, and Sequence/ Order.
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The Giver

The Giver

Students will create a visual presentation on the topics associated with The Giver.
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The Giver

The Giver

Students will locate coordinate adjectives within the text. Examples with page numbers are required.
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The Giver

The Giver

This assignment allows students to understand and comprehend the literary device characterization.
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Letter Writing

Letter Writing

This is an excellent resource for teaching students how to write an informal letter. The activity also assist students in developing paragraphs within a writing piece.
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Plural Nouns

Plural Nouns

The plural nouns sheet is an awesome way for students have a hands on guide while learning the rules of plural nouns.
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Informative/ Explanatory Writing (RAFTS)

Informative/ Explanatory Writing (RAFTS)

RAFTS is a strategy utilized in writing and reading to better assist students in understand the role of a writer, the audience, varied formats for writing, and the topic they'll be reading and then writing about. This strategy inspires students to write more creatively, and use critical thinking skills in order to experience writing from different audiences. A greater meaning of this strategy enhances understanding of informational text.
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