Journal Writing 101

Contributor: Deana Swanson | File type : Teaching Material

In this short ebook, Deana offers suggestions for having students write a few sentences daily, painlessly (hopefully). Students develop creative writing in concert with creative illustration and craft... Read More

Lower Elementary Creative Writing Lesson Plans

Contributor: Regina Martin | File type : Teaching Material

In one document, Regina offers creative writing lesson plans for an entire year in grades 1-3. Download the lesson plans now or preview them below. ... Read More

Short, Fun, and Often: Using Journals to Spark Creative Composition

Contributor: Janita Guevara | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Are your students tired of writing class? Are you? Janita's students found composition class tough and uninspiring until she introduced them to journaling. Janita describes the range of projects that ... Read More

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