Ideas for Writing Lessons in the Middle Grades

Contributor: Hannah Yoder | File type : Curricular

Hannah created this handout for a Teachers Week talk. The document below offers options for informational, narrative, and persuasive writing, among other styles. Hannah also offers resources for poetr... Read More

5th and 6th Grade Sample Book Report

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Teaching Material

A sample book report of The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. Written by a 5th and 6th grade teacher. Download this worksheet now or read it below. ... Read More

5th and 6th Grade Written Book Report Instructions

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Teaching Material

Student instructions for writing a book report in fifth and sixth grade. Includes the number of paragraphs in the report and three or four things to include in each paragraph. Download this workshe... Read More

Visualizing Writing: How Graphic Organizers and Prewriting Make a Hard Process Easier

Contributor: Hannah Yoder | Length : 7 | File type : Video

To teach children to write: a process as difficult as it is important. How can you empower your students to push past blank page syndrome? Prewriting is important, says Hannah, and it is made easier w... Read More

How to to Take Good Notes

Contributor: James A Goering II | File type : Document

Students who take notes in class outperform students who don’t take notes. Studies have shown that students who don’t take notes in class can forget almost half of what the teacher said within 15 ... Read More

Writing a Research Paper, Part 3: Citing Sources and Plagiarism

Contributor: James A Goering II | File type : Blog Post

Correctly citing sources is often one of the least-understood parts of writing a research paper. This article will investigate reasons for citing sources, examine some misconceptions about plagiarism,... Read More

Stories: What Is Your Theme?

Contributor: Stephanie Leinbach | Length : 61 | File type : Audio

Theme is the glue that holds a story together, but sometimes we get stuck in it. We will examine how and when we identify theme, where we should put it, and why we allow it to sabotage our stories. ... Read More

Writing: To Tell or Not to Tell?

Contributor: Phyllis Miller | Length : 59 | File type : Audio

Insignificant details need to remain in diaries; worthwhile details go in literature. But how can we decipher between the insignificant and worthwhile when writing about personal experiences? Phyllis ... Read More

Articles: How to Write a Doctrinal Article, Part 1

Contributor: Harvey Mast | Length : 62 | File type : Audio

How many readers avoid doctrinal articles because they are heavy and dry? Can we present deep truths with simple clarity? And in a way that connects with the reader? Are we guided by God’s Spirit or ... Read More

Stories: Authentically Portraying a Historical Era

Contributor: Romaine Stauffer | Length : 58 | File type : Audio

To establish an authentic historical era, a writer must know and use historical details. The reader cannot accurately picture historical scenes unless they are accurately portrayed. Learn how and wher... Read More