It seems like it should be a simple concept to teach students to write about something they know how to do, but at times it is easier said than done. Here is a resource that I hope you can use with your struggling writers.
This expository writing lesson includes:
-Directions for Implementation
-Teacher Lesson Planning
-Notes on Expository Writing
-Notes on Sequential Writing
-Sample Essay Organizer
-Sample Essay Labeled for student understanding
-Student Drafting Organizer
With some reflecting, brainstorming, and discussion, you can turn student knowledge into a fun writing exercise!
Poetry can be overwhelming to teach and even more frustrating for students. Use this resource to excite your students about poetry analysis. Share the poetic devices, how to analyze poems, and make it as engaging as possible helping students develop their poetry notebooks. You can use the poetry lesson plans, go page by page from beginning to end, or hop around. More tips here.
Use the Lesson Planning Pages
Give students copies to make their We HEART Poetry Notebook
Use the poetic device pages for student notes
Have students analyze the poems using the “How to Analyze a Poem” Notes and “Questions I Can Answer”
Navigate each of the poems with students to enhance understanding of poetry or allow students work independently, with partners, small groups to read and analyze each of the poems and then go over their analysis together in order to gauge their progress with understanding poetry.
This Classroom Etiquette Reading Literature Toolkit combines reader's theater and many reading literature standards to will help develop the discussion of respect and manners in the classroom.
This resource includes:
- 3-page, 7-character reader's theater script
-context clue word work
-reader response questions
-classroom expectations work
Your students will thrive in your classroom setting because you gave them the chance to help set the classroom expectations!