Nothing Happens on 90th Street is a wonderful book for showing students writing ideas are all around them. In addition to prompts, students should be taught to free write. In my experience, this is where most students struggle. I often hear “I don’t know what to write about”. The following lessons are a small part of how I teach writing to my students. This is written in a lesson plan format. I have attached pictures of the foldable. My example is typed out, but the children create their own.
This is a three-part lesson. In the first part of the lesson, the students will create a foldable containing writing advice from the book. In the second part of the lesson, students will take an active role practicing writing skills. In the third part of the lesson, the teacher and students will write a short paper from their “what if” topics.