Using words instead of paint and a brush, your student's writing will come alive in bursts of color and texture as they learn to create a picture in the reader’s mind.
As a published author, homeschooler, and teacher, I know how difficult it can be to engage your students in writing. That's why I created these lesson plans that excite young writers whether they love to write or are reluctant writers. But don't take my word for it.
WHAT KIDS and PARENTS ARE SAYING:
“I learned how to paint a picture in the reader’s mind.” -7th grader
“My son was really struggling with putting together his thoughts and getting them on paper. His sentences and paragraphs were very simple and basic. His writing was below grade level. Since your class, he feels much more confident and he uses Gina's suggestions and techniques without any prompting from me.” Jenny W., mom to a middle schooler
Mom of 15 year-old with dyslexia said, "For once, Ruth doesn't feel like a "failure" or that she "can't write."
“My middle child doesn’t like writing and it has been pretty painful for him. However, Gina Conroy’s writing class helped him become a better and more confident writer. It helped him to get his thoughts together without getting “stuck.” My oldest loves writing and improved as well. She said Ms. Conroy was her favorite teacher this year.” -Jyl, mom to two teenagers
This unit contains everything you need to teach your students how to use their words to bring their writing to life. When students finish this unit, they should understand how to paint a picture with their words so the reader can see what they see in their head.
Included in this lesson:
-What is passive writing?
-How to replace passive writing with active writing.
-Using the five senses to add color and life to your writing.
-What are strong nouns and verbs, and why you should use them?
-How to use figurative writing to make your writing jump off the page.
-Using all these techniques to write a haiku & cinquain poem.
This lesson works with multiple grades in elementary, middle school, and high school.
Please visit my website http://ginaconory.com for free resources for writers, and check out my free podcast on novel writing, publishing, and marketing on iTunes at Teen Writers Publish Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/teen-writers-publish-podcast/id1016548560?mt=2