You are not just being interviewed, you are also interviewing the school.
How can you make writing an exercise in personal expression, not drudgery? One key to better writing is better writing assignments -- and the Internet has them. Let's tour a few of the finest writing activities that the Web has to offer.
He is becoming a "wired librarian," and his Web site, Outta Ray's Headis his niche and offering to the educational community at large. Saitz explained that two of his favorite and most successful activities are The Biography Assignment and Review of Anything.
In the biography activity, students work in groups of four to create six good interview questions.
Each student conducts an interview with a partner and then the two exchange roles. Their grade is determined by their performance in creating interview questions, writing the biography of their partner, and designing a cover for a book or a magazine article based on the interview.
The review writing lesson involves studying and creating a review of any object, person, or thing other than a book or a film. Students combine the characteristics of the informal essay and the review to write and share an oral presentation that has a thesis and incorporates techniques presented during class.
Another activity that hasn't yet made it to the pages of Saitz's site has students writing the end to a short story.
You can make up some story about how the story was discovered in an old trunk and the end was rotted off. Read the story with the lights out and make a big deal of acting it up to build suspense. Just when it nearly ends, stop and ask the students to complete the ending using the same style as the writer.
I say it was found just that day and was in the newspaper. Then they compare their endings to the author's. I hope that the lessons on the site help other teachers realize new possibilities or open new avenues of discovery. Many elementary teachers lose heart as they read short, choppy paragraphs from their students that contain little variation in sentence structure.
Successful Paragraphs is a lesson plan with a unique approach to improving student writing. Students list three material things they wish for, three happenings that would make them happy, and three places they would like to visit. They follow a specific pattern to create a paragraph that tells what it would be like for them to enjoy all those things.
Using the template helps them see how variation in structure makes for more interesting reading! Often the most difficult part of writing is getting started, and this problem is frequently related to the quest for the perfect topic.
A good topic is the well from which ideas flow, so it needs to be plenty deep! If you too are having difficulty coming up with assignments that will bring forth the wonderful stories your students have to tell, visit Writing Topics.
This page, from the Write Source, suggests several topics for papers your students will love to write, and all grade levels are addressed. Be sure to bookmark or print this resource from The Write Sourcea development house of educational materials.
Creativity and language flourish in Story Boxesan activity included on the Pizzaz Web site. You can collect objects for the story boxes, or you can have your students fill the boxes with objects and words written on pieces of paper or sticks.
As the students draw objects from the box, a story unfolds.
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Use the plan as an oral storytelling activity or a written composition. This is not the only excellent lesson in the collection, so visit the homepage for more gems. Best of all, permission to print and copy the handouts is granted for classroom use! Writing offers new, free activities on-line for use with students in grades 3 and up.
The activities may be printed and shared with students to exercise their writing skills. A recent issue of activities addressed descriptive writing.
Don't miss this opportunity to glean a few excellent handouts and ideas from these experts in the field. Writing also provides free activities to download and print.
To access these documents, you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Some activities take a few minutes to load, but they are worth the wait. Sample activities include two types of stationery for student letters and a handout that encourages students to contemplate and write about their plans for the future.
There is an art to writing a good greeting card and an art to making it pleasing to the eye and unusual. Pop-up cards are definitely unique! When the work is complete, your students will have a lovely pop-up animal card that is ready for their own special sentimental touch -- the right verse!
Have you noticed that in all epic tales -- Great Expectations, The Odyssey, Star Wars -- there seems to be a prevailing pattern in the story?Writing Worksheets. High-school English teachers have been waiting for a source like this! At OWL Handouts, the Purdue University Online Writing Lab has collected and published handouts for students that address everything from writing research papers to spelling and punctuation.
Second Grade Community & Cultures Worksheets and Printables. Encourage thoughtful reflection with this writing and drawing activity. 2nd grade. Social studies Help your child find out more about what life was like for parents and grandparents growing up with this genealogy interview .
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51). Write the answers in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper. • Do Activity 4 in the text (p.
51). On a separate sheet of paper, write the parts for both speakers in each dialogue. • Listen to Prononciation: l’accent final on Audio CD 1, Track Repeat everything you hear.
• Do Writing Activities 1, 2, 3 in the . Unit/Lesson Planning Guide: Key Questions to Consider While Planning Following is a guide to unit and lesson planning; it is based on approaches to unit and lesson planning introduced in TE and used more extensively in TE The last activity is a short writing activity that gives students the chance to talk about their own families which is great practice.
If your students have already covered basic family vocabulary, take a look at the other worksheets in this section for something that will mesh with your lesson plan better.
Unit 5/5(3). Describe writing activities that have worked well for this age group. Whenever you interview for a position teaching elementary grades, you will be asked about all aspects of literacy. Be prepared to describe a reading series you have used, with specific examples of strategies that have worked.