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Ch 2: Writing Process Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Help your students understand the writing process by developing quality lessons using this chapter's comprehensive teacher resources. Use lesson plans to get instructional, discussion and activity ideas that can enhance your curriculum and lectures.

Writing Process Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Feel confident that you have all the tools and resources you need to create entertaining lessons focused on the writing process. Teach your students the stages of this process, and encourage them to participate in activities that can strengthen their writing skills. This chapter includes lesson plans with tips and strategies for syllabus development and lessons to share with students and enrich class discussions. Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Stages and activities of the writing process
  • Essay and research paper outlines
  • Thesis statement basics
  • More writing process topics!

Access these teacher resources in the classroom, at home or anywhere with an internet connection. Lesson plans and lessons are available from any computer, smartphone or tablet.

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  • Detailed lessons: Gives you lesson ideas with detailed instructions you can easily incorporate into your writing process lesson plan
  • Projects and activities: Offers activities and projects useful for boosting student engagement and participation
  • Assessment tools: Includes lesson quizzes that allow you to gauge your students' understanding of the writing process

How It Works

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

  • Find lesson plans for specific writing process 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 research paper and thesis statement 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 process-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

26 Lessons in Chapter 2: Writing Process Lesson Plans
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The Writing Process: Stages & Activities

1. The Writing Process: Stages & Activities

Writers don't just sit down and write; they go through a process to perfect their writing. In this lesson, we'll look at the writing process and how teachers can use it in their classrooms, including specific activities for each stage.

Research Paper Lesson Plan

2. Research Paper Lesson Plan

Are outlines really necessary in effective research? A video lesson gives students helpful tips while a project gives students a chance to go deeper. Optional additional resources and activities are included as well.

How to Write an Outline for an Essay or Research Paper

3. How to Write an Outline for an Essay or Research Paper

This lesson will cover two types of outline that you might use to help you organize your ideas and research. It will also cover what sort of ideas will go directly into the outline itself.

Thesis Statement Lesson Plan

4. Thesis Statement Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to help teach students about thesis statements. Define the uses of thesis statements and explore the types of writing they're used in, then use topic cards to practice writing thesis statements.

What is a Thesis Statement?

5. What is a Thesis Statement?

Before we can talk about how to write a great thesis statement, you need to be able to identify a great thesis when you see one. Contrary to what you may have been taught, a thesis is so much more than just the last sentence of the opening paragraph of an essay.

Thesis Statement Activities for Middle School

6. Thesis Statement Activities for Middle School

Learning to write a good thesis statement can make all the difference in how well students write. This lesson offers you some middle school-specific activities for learning to write a thesis statement.

Thesis Statement Activities for High School

7. Thesis Statement Activities for High School

High school students must do a great deal of writing, so it is important that they feel competent and confident in their skills. This lesson offers activities that can help your high school students learn to write strong thesis statements.

Topic Sentence Lesson Plan

8. Topic Sentence Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach your students how to write engaging topic sentences. View samples, practice identifying topic and controlling ideas, then apply skills with an engaging activity.

What is a Topic Sentence? - Examples & Definition

9. What is a Topic Sentence? - Examples & Definition

In this lesson, you'll learn what a topic sentence is and how topic sentences can make your writing clearer and more interesting. Take a look at some examples and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Topic Sentence Games & Activities

10. Topic Sentence Games & Activities

Learning to write a good topic sentence can make all the difference in the quality of students' writing. The activities and games in this lesson will teach your student what a strong topic sentence looks like and why it matters.

Writing an Introductory Paragraph Lesson Plan

11. Writing an Introductory Paragraph Lesson Plan

Why is the introductory paragraph essential in effective writing? This lesson plan addresses this question and summarizes the process of writing an introductory paragraph. A text lesson and activity support instruction.

Paragraph Writing Lesson Plan for Kids

12. Paragraph Writing Lesson Plan for Kids

This lesson plan explores the elements of a paragraph including topic sentences, supporting details, and conclusions. The plan includes whole class and small group work as well as an individual writing assignment.

Writing an Effective Introduction Paragraph: Steps, Tips & Sample

13. Writing an Effective Introduction Paragraph: Steps, Tips & Sample

The introduction of a paper, book, movie, or really any media is one of the most important parts because it grabs the audience's attention and tells them what to expect. Learn more about how to write an effective introduction in this lesson.

Summary Writing Lesson Plan for Elementary School

14. Summary Writing Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach your students important summarizing skills with the help of this lesson plan. A text lesson explains how and why to summarize stories before they practice with a familiar piece. Students use real-life stories to apply understanding and play a fun game.

Efficient Essay Writing Lesson Plan

15. Efficient Essay Writing Lesson Plan

Teach your students how to approach and write a timed essay with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video lesson that provides step-by-step directions, then play a game, do a writing activity, and take a quiz.

Proofreading Activities & Games

16. Proofreading Activities & Games

Proofreading is often an underdeveloped skill. In this lesson, teachers are provided with classroom activities and games designed to help students improve their proofreading skills.

Writing Structure Lesson Plan

17. Writing Structure Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help you teach students how to structure an essay. A video lesson anchors the lesson before studetns are challenged by hands-on activities and a quiz.

Coherence in Writing Lesson Plan

18. Coherence in Writing Lesson Plan

Teach your students how to make their writing more coherent with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video lesson, do guided and independent writing activities, and take a quiz.

Modeled Writing: Definition, Strategy & Examples

19. Modeled Writing: Definition, Strategy & Examples

To learn, we all need a reference point to help us get to our objective. What better way than with a visual? In this lesson, we will learn about the strategy of modeled writing and look at examples of how we can use modeled writing in our own classrooms.

Shared Writing Lesson Plan for Elementary Students

20. Shared Writing Lesson Plan for Elementary Students

In this lesson plan, the teacher supports the students' writing development as they collaboratively write about a touchstone text, and add linking words to their writing.

Paraphrasing Lesson Plan

21. Paraphrasing Lesson Plan

Teach students how to paraphrase with this Study.com lesson plan and video lesson. Students will define terms, learn some paraphrasing strategies, then practice paraphrasing with and without support.

Paraphrasing Without Plagiarism

22. Paraphrasing Without Plagiarism

There's a difference between paraphrasing and plagiarizing. Watch this lesson to learn how to report information from a source without plagiarizing the author's work.

Paraphrase Lesson Plan for Elementary School

23. Paraphrase Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to help students learn how to paraphrase information they read or hear. Students will read a text lesson, discuss what they have learned, and practice paraphrasing what they read and hear.

Paraphrase Activities & Games

24. Paraphrase Activities & Games

How can you teach the nuanced skill of paraphrasing without putting your students to sleep? This lesson uses activities and games to teach and reinforce this skill in fun and engaging ways.

Paraphrasing Activities for Kids

25. Paraphrasing Activities for Kids

Teaching children to paraphrase will help them develop as readers, writers, and thinkers. This lesson offers some activities that will keep children engaged even as they practice their paraphrasing skills.

Writing Process Lesson Plan

26. Writing Process Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach your students the steps in the writing process. Set up stations for students to experience the use of graphic organizers to prewrite a narrative piece.

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