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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves
    By analyzing Dear Abby's "rant" about bad grammar usage, students become aware that attitudes about race, social class, moral and ethical character, and "proper" language use are intertwined.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Avoiding Sexist Language by Using Gender-Fair Pronouns
    Students engage in a brief writing assignment that concretely illustrates how language and gender stereotyping interact causally.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Breaking the Rules with Sentence Fragments
    Though teachers usually caution students against using sentence fragments, Edgar Schuster's work demonstrates that professional writers often use fragments effectively. This lesson helps students understand that there are reasons that they can and should use sentence fragments to become effective writers.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Charlotte is Wise, Patient, and Caring: Adjectives and Character Traits
    Students find examples of adjectives in a shared reading. Then students "become" major characters in a book and describe themselves and other characters, using powerful adjectives.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Composing Cinquain Poems with Basic Parts of Speech
    Reinforce student understanding of parts of speech through the analysis of sample cinquain poems followed by the creation of original cinquains.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Cooking Up Descriptive Language: Designing Restaurant Menus
    Students explore the menu genre by analyzing existing menus from local restaurants. They review adjectives and descriptive writing and then work in groups to create their own custom menus.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Delicious, Tasty, Yummy: Enriching Writing with Adjectives and Synonyms
    Students thoroughly explore identifying synonyms and adjectives before using them to add variety and interest to their own writing.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Describe That Face: An Interactive Writing Game
    Students write descriptions of characters, incorporate new vocabulary words, practice using simile and metaphor, engage in peer editing, and post their revised descriptions on the walls for a matching game.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Dynamite Diamante Poetry
    Introduce gerunds and review nouns, adjectives, and verbs through engaging read-alouds; then apply these concepts through collaborative word-sorting and poetry-writing activities.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Family Message Journals Teach Many Purposes for Writing
    This lesson encourages children to explore authentic reasons for writing by writing messages to their family in a family message journal.

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