- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Many teachers develop their writing lesson plans independently from scratch, while others borrow from a shared curriculum. Your approach to writing instruction can be as varied as the students you have in your class. Here are some ideas and a lesson plan with samples of student work that other teachers have found valuable to their writing instruction.
Teaching first graders poetry is great fun when you use Power Point as a teaching tool. One teacher uses her favorite, Five Senses Poem, to get kids started using their imaginations and guides them as their writing takes flight.
Learn how to adapt the Six-Traits writing model for use in your classroom. Kechia Williams, a middle school teacher in South Carolina uses the book, The Hickory Chair, in her mini-lesson to teach about ideas, organization, voice and conventions traits used in writing.
Motivating students to write is much easier when they are engaged in an authentic writing experience. Students get invested in the process, take pride in their work and learn to accept constructive criticism when they share their work with an audience.
Nicole provides a lesson that can be used within an 'identity' unit or to learn about your students at the beginning of the school year. Students will learn how to write autobiographical essays highlighting their life experiences and individuals that have helped them develop into who they are today.