Here you have a polished, professional, and highly graphic Powerpoint Presentation lesson plan for a course of a few days focused on the following:
1. Introduction to Process Writing
2. References to the hit show Fear Factor, utilizing hyperlinked clips for interactive viewing and thinking/problem-solving
3. Focus on the 6 Traits of Writing, specifically the main trait of IDEAS!
4. Step-by-step writing process, incorporating peer sharing and in-class brief writing time with an expectation of published (shared!) work not only during the writing process but also upon finalization.
5. Warm-ups/Learning Targets you may revise as the day and week suits you, along with district and school scheduling requirements
This can be utilized in any ELA classroom to introduce process writing in a new and interesting way for students, particularly with the idea of SHOCK value, as the incorporated media connection is the once-highly popular show FEAR FACTOR. (PS. I have found that students still quite enjoy this show and the related clips; feel free to switch out the clips at your discretion!) I have referenced the required Writer's Notebook as well as in-class binders focused on the 6 Traits of Effective Writing; you may or may not have such similar materials, so again: feel free to revise anything you need!
The PowerPoint is concise in that it is only a matter of a handful of slides, yet is a powerful overview of not only process writing, but writing for strong ideas using adjectives, adverbs, and other VIVID descriptive words/phrases, focused on brief activities/directives. The PPT incorporates a connection warm-up to the Halloween season and activities students have or will be participating in, including scary movies, etc. This is another area of discretion: revise anything you wish! The focal area of writing here is to SHOW rather than TELL one's audience about an activity or step-by-step set of directions that is required of strong, polished process writing. Examples of such writing are included!
With the video clip connection(s) presented in this slideshow, you will be encouraging students to work within the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy (application and analysis, evaluation, and eventually synthesis/creativity with students composing their own argumentative essays); you will also be inviting students to develop their CCSS expectations of 21st Century Skills, including critical thinking and media literacy, along with the anchor standards for ELA (focusing on reading, speaking/listening, and writing).
I would love to hear your feedback about how you use this product within your ELA classroom, and how it goes for you. Thank you so much for visiting my store. Enjoy!