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IDEAS AND CONTENT
LESSON IDEAS

The following are ideas or links to ideas for lessons that cover the trait of Ideas and Content. For the items that are links to ideas that are not mine, I have given credit to the website. 

 

General Ideas and Mini-Lessons   Writing Prompts and Story Starters
Developing the Topic Story Enders
Adding Details Sample Unit Plan

General Ideas and Mini-Lessons

bulletWordless Picture Books

bulletThe Secret Knowledge of Grownups -- a lesson using the book by David Wisniewski

bulletIdeas and Content in Songs

bulletTransparencies of Pictures and Paintings

bulletWhat's That Smell?

bulletMovie Music

bulletThe Story Behind the Picture

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Building With Words

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Story Skeleton

bulletComic Book Project (PDF) -- found at Education World

bulletCreative Writing -- What Would Happen If? -- found at The Educator's Reference Desk

bulletCreative Writing With Newspaper Photos -- found at The Educator's Reference Desk

bulletCreate a Story -- found at The Educator's Reference Desk

bulletCreative Writing Using Comics -- found at The Educator's Reference Desk

bulletTurn on Inventiveness--Potato Possibilities -- found at The Educator's Reference Desk

bulletEverybody Needs a Rock -- found at The Educator's Reference Desk

bulletCreate an Alphabet Book -- found at The Educator's Reference Desk

bulletOnce Upon a Time... -- found at The Educator's Reference Desk

bulletABC Books Aren't Just for Babies -- found at Education World

bulletLesson Plans: Ideas and Content -- found at Kent School District

Developing the Topic

bulletI Have a Topic; Now What

bulletHelping Students Narrow a Topic -- found at The Writing Center at Colorado State University

Adding Details

bulletShow! Don't Tell! -- found at Teacher Created Materials

bulletWriting with Detail -- found at Discover Writing with Barry Lane

bulletDetail and Development -- found at The Writing Center at Colorado State University

 

 

 

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