Complete Writing Lessons for the Middle Grades
Your class will not be able to resist these 30 high-interest writing challenges on such diverse topics as idiom stories, character studies, myths, tall tales, jokes, poetry, spooky stories, and more. The easy-to-use format means you can start teaching right away, with complete teacher-directed lessons from start to finish. This book includes a summary of the writing process and a writing skills checklist.
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Before You Use This Book
How To Use The Lessons
The Writing Process
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add words adding machine Ask the students beginning brainstorm Capsule caramel corn chalkboard character chicken pox cliff hanger collect words collected ideas colored construction paper create creatures describe descriptions Direct the students eliminate Encourage the students examples fables feel finished fist Give each student Give the students glue Romancing green Guide the students ice cream ice cube idioms Instruct the students invitations lesson Let the students lines or sentences Look markers or crayons Materials mural paper mystery outdoors pair of opposites paragraph Polishing poster board Praising Question Answer Read reader rearrange words Rearranging sentences recopy Remind the students roller coaster scary Showing someone sound story student a copy student page student should choose students add students share Students should write students take students to add students write Talk tall Tell the students topic trivia warned watermelon weather myths weathergram words and phrases writing process written piece