CCSS ELA Standard: 6.W.4

  • Writing Summaries in Haiku

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

  • 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.

  • Writing Clear Directions

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

  • 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.