Creating Compelling Conflict - Lessons That Create Writers #2

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Lessons That Create Writers are exactly what their name denotes: writing lessons that will help turn your students into bonafide writers! This second mini-unit in the series, Creating Compelling Conflict, will teach your middle schoolers how to use internal and external conflict to create dynamic storylines. Through direct instruction, guided practice, and independent practice, students will explore the difference between internal and external conflict and then use what they learned to write an exciting story. Then, through sharing and reflection, as well as formative assessment, students will solidify what they learned about creating compelling conflict.

Included in this product:

• a detailed lesson plan
• a PowerPoint to use during instruction
• worksheets and notes for students to use during the lesson
• an interactive foldable organizer for students to include in their notes
• an exit ticket to use as a formative assessment
• Common Core alignment for grades 6-8

These lessons are stand alone and a perfect supplement to any middle school writing curriculum.

You can also use this lesson as part of a reading/literature class to teach conflict!

(And on a personal note… I love to use these lessons when I am getting observed by a supervisor or administrator, as they provide lots of opportunity for you to demonstrate how well you can provide direct instruction, facilitate guided instruction, support independent practice, and close a lesson with reflection and formative assessment!)

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Check out the other volumes in this series:

Lessons That Create Writers-Lesson One: Creating Dynamic Characters

Lessons That Create Writers-Lesson Three: Creating Super Settings

Lessons That Create Writers-Lesson Four: Planning Point of View

Lessons That Create Writers-Lesson Five: Crafting a Perfect Plot

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Like what you see? Check out some of my other ELA activities:

A Year of Writing Instruction: Part One (September-December)

A Year of Writing Instruction: Part Two (January-May)

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Check out my blog www.musingsfromthemiddleschool.blogspot.com where I am always writing about my every day adventures with middle schoolers!

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22
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Teaching Duration
1 hour

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Creating Compelling Conflict - Lessons That Create Writers #2
Creating Compelling Conflict - Lessons That Create Writers #2
Creating Compelling Conflict - Lessons That Create Writers #2