CCSS ELA Standard: 4.W.4

  • Writing Summaries in Haiku

    Students will summarize plots, character journeys, and specific dramatic moments using haiku.

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  • Teach Non-Fiction Writing Structure With Fractals

    It's worth spending time laying the foundation of a strong structure for non-fiction writing. We'll use the fun concept of fractal shapes to discuss the patterns in non-fiction writing.

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  • Writing Clear Directions

    Teach students the importance of clear writing as they create directions to build a simple Lego toy.

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  • Narrative Writing: Plot Structure

    Ever read a student's story that was just event after event after event and then a very sudden ending? They lack an understanding of a plot's structure. With the help of Finding Nemo, I break down how to set up a well-structured plot.