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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.
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- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Writing & Composition: Lesson Plans & Activities course
- Writing Process Lesson Plans
- Narrative Writing Lesson Plans & Activities
- Types of Writing Lesson Plans
- Writing for the Media Lesson Plans & Projects
- Journal Writing Lesson Plans & Resources
- Forms of Creative Writing Lesson Plans
- Letter Format & Writing Lesson Plans
- Peer Editing Resources
- Writing Rubrics
- Prompts & Project Ideas for Writing