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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Collaborating, Writing, Linking: Using Wikis to Tell Stories Online

Students become online authors in this lesson in which they write and post a short story using wiki technology.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Multimedia Responses to Content Area Topics Using Fact-"Faction"-Fiction

Students climb into the mind of a spider in this lesson that asks them to compose a spider diary using spider facts, fiction, and "faction"—fiction that sounds like fact.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Loaded Words: Vocabulary That Packs a Punch in Persuasive Writing

In this minilesson, students practice identifying and purposefully using vocabulary in persuasive writing that is intended to have an emotional impact on the reader.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

The Correspondence Project: A Lesson of Letters

After exploring business and friendly letter formats, students write letters for various audiences and real-world purposes.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Persuasive Techniques in Advertising

Students will be introduced to persuasive techniques used in advertising, analyze advertising, and explore the concepts of demographics, marketing for a specific audience, and dynamic advertising.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Persuading an Audience: Writing Effective Letters to the Editor

Students use persuasive writing and an understanding of the characteristics of letters to the editor to compose effective letters to the editor on topics of interest to them.