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About This Unit

SUBJECT
Writing Process, Expressive Writing

GRADE
K-12

DURATION
2 Class Periods

Color Your Classroom!

Using Imagination in Writing

OBJECTIVE

Welcome to Color Your Classroom, a new language arts program designed to teach students in grades 3-6 and 7-12 how to express their imaginations through writing. Developed by Scholastic Inc. and Expo®, this program features easy-to-use standards-based lessons and activities that encourage prewriting, drafting, and revising. 

LESSONS FOR THIS UNIT
Lesson 1: Outlining Essays (Grades 3-6)
Lesson 2: Writing First Drafts (Grades 3-6)
Lesson 3: Writing From Experience (Grades 7-12)
Lesson 4: Drafting and Revising Essays (Grades 7-12)
Lesson 5: My Favorite Activity (Grades K-2)
Lesson 6: Write Persuasively (Grades 3-5)
Lesson 7: Presenting Persuasively (Grades 6-8)
Lesson 8: Persuasive Communication (Grades 9-12)
Lesson 9: Choose Your Words Wisely (Grades 9-12)
Lesson 10: Presenting Persuasively (Grades 9-12)

REPRODUCIBLES
Curriculum Standards and Benchmarks (Grades 3-6) (PDF)
Curriculum Standards and Benchmarks (Grades 7-12) (PDF)
Curriculum Standards and Benchmarks (Grades K-8) (PDF)
Curriculum Standards and Benchmarks (Grades 9-12) (PDF)
Classroom Poster (Grades 3-6) (PDF)
Classroom Poster (Grades 7-12) (PDF)
Classroom Poster (Grades K-8) (PDF)
Classroom Poster (Grades 9-12) (PDF)
Outlining Essays (Grades 3-6) Student Reproducible (PDF)
Writing First Drafts (Grades 3-6) Student Reproducible (PDF)
Writing from Experience (Grades 7-12) Student Reproducible (PDF)
Drafting and Revising Essays (Grades 7-12) Student Reproducible (PDF)
My Favorite Activity (Grades K-2) Student Reproducible  (PDF)
Write Persuasively (Grades 3-5) Student Reproducible (PDF)
Presenting Persuasively (Grades 6-8) Student Reproducible (PDF)
Persuasive Communication (Grades 9-12) Student Reproducible (PDF)
Choose Your Words Wisely (Grades 9-12) Student Reproducible (PDF)
Presenting Persuasively (Grades 9-12) Student Reproducible  (PDF)

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