Poetry Unit: "Exploring poetry and figurative language!" This is a common core correlated unit on writing poetry and figurative language. It includes a Power Point Presentation that goes over similes, metaphors, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, and hyperbole. This presentation also incl
Introduce or reinforce Narrative Writing with this 37 slide presentation complete with custom animations that actually result in almost 100 different views!
★ Modeling is so important. This PowerPoint first develops a paragraph. You can stop at that point or continue. The presentation then model
This is a fun way for your students to share what they did over the holiday break. The packet includes a 3~2~1 graphic organizer, writing paper, a "All About My Holiday Break" student booklet and a thank you card.
I have also included an "All About My Holiday Break" PowerPoint template for stude
Get your English students fascinated with writing through this engaging pack of visual writing prompts! ABSOLUTELY NO PREP REQUIRED, just download and start teaching in minutes.
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Introductory PowerPoint covering the elements of a short story plus silly story starters for creative writing in a "Roll-a-Story" format. These four "Roll-a-Story" cards allow for 864 different story combinations! Students first roll a die to select a character, then roll to select a setting and o
Autobiographies are a great way to engage students in writing about real-life events. To be successful during the writing process, most students need to be taught in manageable steps and be able to see the difference between good writing and mediocre writing. This resource will allow you to do just
Paragraph Writing: Hamburger Paragraph by Erica:
Hook your class on paragraph writing with this interactive power point on writing a complete paragraph. This power point relates writing a paragraph to making a juicy hamburger. The more toppings (details) you have on your hamburger the juicier your
Putting a Paragraph Together!
Learn how to write a paragraph and put things in order.
Perfect for grades 2 - 4
Learning how to write a paragraph can be hard. Take a step back and let the students try and organize a list of sentences into the best order for a solid paragraph. This gives you time
We all want our students to love learning. We want them to explore the world around them, to ask inquiry questions about what they observe, to engage in deep thought about complicated ideas, both concrete and abstract.
But are we really giving them the opportunity to do that? Are we scaffolding th
Bell ringer prompts in presentation form for the entire school year including 275 journal prompts for grades 3-5.
This product provides teachers with an entire school year of journal prompts in an organized and focused PRESENTATION (please note, this is NOT the bell ringer journal. Although they
IDIOMS ACTIVITIES: Learn key information about idioms and how using idioms can spice up student writing. A wonderful introduction to the use and importance of idioms! This idioms bundle includes a fun interactive PowerPoint lesson AND an activity about idioms!
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This is a very exciting lesson/activity that kids LOVE! Students are to retell the regular story of the Three Little Pigs. Then, the teacher reads students The True Story of The Three Little pigs. Students then compare the two wolves. They are then asked to decide who to believe: The wolf from
OPINION WRITING INTRO:
Have your students follow NINE simple steps to write an interactive opinion piece.
Students will have fun while learning or reviewing the key components of the opinion writing genre.
This lesson includes step by step directions for the first lesson as well as template m
Topic Sentences Writing Lesson Interactive PowerPoint + Worksheet
This is a 10 slide PowerPoint presentation that demonstrates a "grabber" topic sentence that captivates the reader's attention. There is a topic sentence worksheet provided that matches the presentation. Animated graphics have been i
Save some time and paper with this illustrated 101 slide power point on the Curtis novel Bud, not Buddy. Each chapter has comprehension (with answers on the following slide) and journaling/discussion questions for review or informal assessment.
Many slides contain pictures (including photos from
This interactive power point covers realism vs. fantasy. It defines what the two terms mean and gives clues for students on how to tell the difference. It also includes a thorough interactive notebook to keep the kids engaged and following along during the presentation. Students will love the vibran
This unit bundles ALL my poetry items into one and includes BONUS material!
This Poetry Unit helps the teacher familiarize their students with a variety of poetry styles before asking the students to analyze a handful of
Get to know your new students with this fun, engaging activity perfect for back-to-school. Students create their own self-portrait using their hand print, zentangle designs narrative describing who they are. Art lesson centers around creating a piece of artwork based on a core idea, who they are as
Too Much Information?
I thought so too. When I started teaching my first Lucy Calkins Unit, I thought I was going to struggle all year! I honestly could not read the sessions and then verbalize what I needed to tell my students without feeling like my brain had a major malfunction or something. So,
This power point will take you step by step through the writing process with faily tales. It's meant to be an explicit lesson, where you demonstrate, the students work together and then after working through the process twice, the students get a chance to write on their own. I just projected it on m
This Powerpoint teaches students how to "hook" the reader by writing catchy leads. It teaches about the following types of interesting leads:
Bold and Challenging Statement
Each type of lead (listed above) is accompanie
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This is a wonderful resource unit for guiding students through personal narrative writing. It incorporates multiple skills for incorporating details, which can be a difficult task for young writers. This resources is appropriate for 2nd - 5th grade students.
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This 24 slide powerpoint focuses on the reliability of sources both primary and secondary and is totally interactive for your students. It explains the differences between eye witness accounts, diaries, newspaper articles, internet sites, magazines, and tabloids. Created by Beverly Brown, it is fu
This is a 31-slide PowerPoint presentation introducing strategies for writing introductions and conclusions for essays. The presentation includes:
1) an overview of introductions and conclusions;
2) an overview of several different types of hooks (with examples);
3) independent practice identifyin
Students will enjoy this powerpoint as they learn how to write a narrative. The slides can be used as a presentation to introduce narrative writing and then used step by step as the students work through the process of writing. The presentation includes an example of a narrative broken down into u
Fables. Introduce fables with a fun original fable on PowerPoint! Use this to introduce a unit on fables, or to supplement a unit on fables. The fable is about an alligator who talks too much, and never listens. Animated clips bring the story to life. After the fable, the last slide has the characte
This 56-slide PowerPoint introduces the three types of writing required in the Common Core Curriculum Standards: opinion (persuasive), informative/explanatory (expository), and narrative writing. Students learn to look for key words within the prompt to identify the required type of writing. In thi
This 25-slide introduction to figurative language uses color, animation, a writing challenge with self-contained timers, and a teacher-tested (safe) link to a popular series of commercials to engage students in a study of similes and metaphors.
It begins with a look at the differences between lit
Michael Salinger and Sara Holbrook provide a workshop which leads students through writing a personal narrative/memoir from inception through first draft. This lesson highlights Show Don't Tell details, setting, characterization and strong lead development. This fun and funky PowerPoint presentation
Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to teach your students about persuasive/argumentative writing? Look no further. This persuasive essay mega pack is perfect for introducing your students to persuasive writing and activities. This unit is common core aligned.
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This PowerPoint has 80 slides of information and examples. The presentation describes the following and provides examples: poetry, rhythm, rhyming patterns, alliteration, repetition, onomatopoeia, imagery, similes, metaphors, personification, stanzas and lines. The presentation also describes and sh
I love having my kids write in journals, but loathed writing prompts on the board. If you feel the same, why not let your board save you the trouble? I have created monthly writing prompts and got requests to make an editable version. This bundle includes peaceful music to play as kids write as w
Provided in this FREE download, you will get
1. PowerPoint presentation that will introduce your students to the parts of a paragraph, how it is structured, and why it is important.
2. Sample lesson plans- It is intended to be taught over several days- about five 30 minute blocks over 1 week.
Show, Don't Tell: Lesson, Notes, and Practice
Teaching Students How to "Show" Details in their Writing
This writing bundle includes a PowerPoint lesson, scaffolded notes, and a "Show Don't Tell" practice sheet. The lesson guides students through the use of vivid words, five senses, and different
This figurative language PowerPoint gives a definition, example and a short activity for a range of figurative language devices. Some great weblinks are also hyperlinked to make this presentation more interactive.
Slide outline is as follows:
Slide 1: Figurative Language Cover
Slide 2: Figurative
Characterization PowerPoint - Character Development in Short Stories. Shows students how to develop characters when writing short stories by analyzing author strategies, like using sensory details, gestures, and interior monologue. Demonstrates different strategies to use in developing a character i
This activity will help strengthen your students’ writing by teaching them how to vary the beginnings of sentences in a writing piece.
There are 2 components to this activity:
1) Instructional PowerPoint which shows students how to create different specific types of sentence beginnings for a spec
This power point illustrates when capitals must be used and the proper use of punctuation marks. It reviews the rules and then provides interactive practice. Includes a link to a fun song on capitalizing and and online game. Created by: Dijobaker
Picture Writing Prompts for Whiteboard
Jazz up your writing curriculum with these engaging visual writing prompts in Power Point format. Your students' creativity will blossom as they write in response to a different comical or puzzling picture each day. These prompts are great for
This 19-slide "Similes" PowerPoint goes along with a worksheet I also sell. This guided PowerPoint introduces similes to students and prompts them to write their own similes using 12 pictures provided. Students have fun getting creative and sharing their similes. Then, students describe a monster
Dead Verbs PowerPoint. Good Halloween writing activity. Bury those verbs that have lost their life and teach kids to use vivacious words in their essays and stories! Give your students some practical strategies to revise their writing and remove dead and overused verbs to create more lively writing
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This activity is also included in my writer's workshop mega unit part 1,2, and 3.
This power point contains
how to write a conclusion mini- lesson power point
2 review activities.
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This is a PowerPoint detailing how to create various poems with many examples for each. This PowerPoint directly relates to the English strand in the Year 3 Australian Curriculum. Although can be adapted to suit both Year 2 and 4.
This PowerPoint includes the below poems:
- Acrostic Poems
Use the Show, Not Tell writing strategy to write more vividly. This lesson shows how to use the "Show Not Tell" strategy in creative writing. Imagery and sensory language create mental pictures. Strong verbs replace dead verbs. Gives students four different strategies to use to replace 'to be" verbs
This PowerPoint presentation introduces and provides practice with the revising step of the writing process. It teaches students several specific methods of revising their writing. A student notebook page is included which can be printed out in advance for students to complete as they view the sli
This is a unit you can use with your students to help them write well developed and interesting realistic fiction stories! The minilessons in this unit include:
1) Goal Setting and Generating Ideas
2) Imagine Stories from Ordinary Moments
3) Imagining Stories We Wish Existed in the World
I find that my students always learn the best when they can connect with a story or a character. That’s why things like “Solfa Street” or “Note Neighborhood” are so successful because they bring to life a concept that can be pretty abstract. Why not give the instruments a story? Why not bring the