Ch 1: Writing & Composition Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Develop or enhance your curriculum by utilizing the writing and composition lesson plans in this chapter. Use the resources we offer to develop lesson plans to teach paragraphs, short stories, argumentative essays and more.

Writing & Composition Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

In this chapter are lesson plans and lessons designed to help you develop high-quality curriculum geared toward writing and composition. After exploring these lesson plans, you will be prepared to teach the following topics:

  • How to write a paragraph
  • Steps for writing personal narratives and short stories
  • Understanding tone and logical fallacy
  • Grasping argumentative essays and topic sentences
  • Tips for writing research papers

The lesson plans offer lively strategies for helping your students engage with writing and composition topics through class projects, discussions and other activities.

How It Helps

  • Research time: Uses lesson plans to reduce the amount of time you spend researching topics to include in your writing and composition curriculum.
  • Curriculum standards: Makes sure your instruction fulfills education guidelines.
  • Classwork suggestions: Provides ideas for student learning activities about writing and composition.
  • Vocabulary words: Encourages teaching of important writing and composition terms.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning writing and composition lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific writing and composition topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your writing and composition class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related writing and composition lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important writing and composition concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant writing and composition-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

24 Lessons in Chapter 1: Writing & Composition Lesson Plans
Tone Lesson Plan

1. Tone Lesson Plan

Teaching your students about the nuances of tone in writing? This lesson plan uses an engaging video to help explain the concept of tone, then gives examples of how tone is used in text. Students will view and discuss examples, then categorize them according to tone.

Plagiarism Lesson Plan

2. Plagiarism Lesson Plan

Plagiarism can be a difficult concept for students to understand. Use this lesson plan to help students learn more about plagiarism with an active game and written worksheet. An extension assignment is optional.

Writing a Paragraph Lesson Plan

3. Writing a Paragraph Lesson Plan

Could your students use a spruce up on their paragraph construction? An engaging video lesson leads students through important facts about effective paragraphs with breaks for students to apply what they've learned to their own paragraph. To continue on this line of instruction, take advantage of our suggestions for extra activities and related lessons.

Logical Fallacies Lesson Plan

4. Logical Fallacies Lesson Plan

If your students are guilty of falling for whatever advertising or politicians say, this lesson plan on logical fallacies may be just what they need. Not only will students identify a number of fallacies, but they will also create their own.

Active & Passive Voice Lesson Plan

5. Active & Passive Voice Lesson Plan

What is the difference between an active voice and a passive voice? A video lesson lays out the facts and an activity gives students an opportunity to demonstrate what they've learned. Related lessons and extensions provided opportunities for further instruction.

Art College Admissions Essay: Topics & Prompts

6. Art College Admissions Essay: Topics & Prompts

Your admissions essay can make or break your acceptance to the art college you hope to attend. These topics and prompts will help you write a creative and meaningful art college admissions essay.

Essential Questions for Writing

7. Essential Questions for Writing

Equipping your students with the tools required to be successful writers begins with the ability to ask the right questions. This lesson provides teachers with essential questions for writing intended to improve comprehension and overall writing effectiveness.

Persuasive Devices Lesson Plan

8. Persuasive Devices Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses many mini-activities and activities that will help your students understand and even master the numerous persuasive devices used in writing.

Writing Skills Lesson Plan

9. Writing Skills Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores suggestions on improving your students' writing skills. Students will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

Essay Structure Lesson Plan

10. Essay Structure Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students the basic structure of a five-paragraph essay. Students will watch a video lesson that explains each component, apply knowledge in active writing, then take a quiz to check understanding.

Time Clause Activities

11. Time Clause Activities

Teaching students about time clauses can help them make their writing more descriptive and meaningful. This lesson offers you some activities that will make it engaging for students to learn about time clauses.

Citation Form Activities

12. Citation Form Activities

Learning about different forms of citations is challenging but important for all writers. This lesson offers activities that will help familiarize your students with different forms of citations.

Chain Writing Lesson Plan

13. Chain Writing Lesson Plan

Chain writing is a fun technique that helps students develop their narrative writing skills. In this lesson, students will read and write dozens of stories in a single class period.

Prewriting Lesson Plan for Elementary School

14. Prewriting Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Work on pre-writing skills with your elementary students with the help of this lesson plan. Guided and independent activities help your students strengthen their pre-writing skills in engaging ways.

Active & Passive Voice Activities for High School

15. Active & Passive Voice Activities for High School

By the time students reach high school, they should already have a basic understanding of active and passive voice. This lesson provides teachers with more in-depth active and passive voice activities than students may have previously experienced.

Brainstorming Lesson Plan for Elementary School

16. Brainstorming Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instruct your students about the important technique of brainstorming with the help of this lesson plan. A text lesson defines terms and explains the process using several techniques in a guided-learning experience before students try independently.

Brainstorming Techniques Lesson for Kids

17. Brainstorming Techniques Lesson for Kids

Have you ever tried to come up with an idea for a story that you want to write or had a problem you couldn't solve? This lesson will teach you about brainstorming, which can help you come up with many ideas.

Sample Questions for AP English Language & Composition

18. Sample Questions for AP English Language & Composition

The AP English Language and Composition exam does not have to be overwhelming! This lesson offers some sample questions that will help your students prepare.

Paragraph Writing Lesson Plan for Elementary School

19. Paragraph Writing Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Take your students through this exciting, step-by-step paragraph writing lesson. Students will have the opportunity to see a modeled writing activity before trying one on their own.

Writing Style Lesson Plan

20. Writing Style Lesson Plan

Define writing style and teach your students types of them with this lesson plan. Students will start by watching a video on the topic, identify styles of writing in text, then do an application activity and take a quiz.

College Essay Lesson Plan

21. College Essay Lesson Plan

Teachers may use this lesson to inform students on how to write an effective college essay. Students will watch a video, answer discussion questions, take a quiz and write an essay to demonstrate their learning.

The Six Traits of Writing Activities

22. The Six Traits of Writing Activities

Are you looking to provide a framework to help students not only analyze written work but write their own? These activities are designed to help students become familiar with the six traits of writing concept.

National Handwriting Day Lesson Plan

23. National Handwriting Day Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students investigate the handwriting techniques and styles of famous authors and discuss what might have affected their styles. In addition, students learn the basics of the handwriting style known as calligraphy and create their own calligraphic style.

Transition Words Lesson Plan

24. Transition Words Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the types of transition words found in literature. Practice with sentences and then have students work to apply knowledge in their own writing.

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