Today’s lesson is all about “Writing”.
The method is primarily a visual framework for assisting your students with formulating ideas in an organized manner prior to writing an essay and such.
What is the best way to teach writing? I’m going to teach you how to master three different topics in writing. We are going to be doing Writing Prompt, Free Write and Writing Essays. Read below for the detailed discussion about the said writing topics.
First Writing Technique - WRITING PROMPT
Writing prompt could be a single word, a short phrase, a complete paragraph or even a picture, with the idea being to give you something to focus upon as you write. A topic around which you start jotting down ideas. This can be very helpful to get your students started. It doesn't matter if what grade they are. This can help the students to get going.
The writing prompts will differ greatly from grade to grade. I created a list that I found that I like on the internet and compiled it. I’ve also given a link for writing prompt for each grade from kindergarten all the way up for the 8th grade. So, I hope you will find them helpful.
Second Writing Technique - FREE- WRITE
Free writing is important and can be beneficial to your students. It allows the mind to vent ideas that wouldn’t ordinarily surface under the conventional, linear framework of writing. It is also called prewriting technique. It might be challenging to get started but it is the most creative. You can do a brainstorming session before they do the free write to start out and give them time to write all their ideas, any ideas and this is will create creative student. What your students’ doing are freeing their minds, and eventually, something will surface even if they have to do multiple sessions of free writing thing. They can use it to collect initial thoughts and ideas on a topic. Freewriting is a great way to generate thoughts on the page. And the big thing about free-write is a great opportunity to edit later.
Third Writing Technique - ESSAY
An essay is a piece of writing on a particular subject. It is one of the most important writing techniques that your students need for school. Your kids whatever grade they maybe but they’ve got to know how to write an essay. In essay writing, there is a technique I am going to share called “Hamburger Method” and “T-Chart”, discussed below.
The Hamburger Method, it is called this way because the essay should have an opening which is the top bun, a filling which is the main idea and a conclusion which is the closing bun. Below is a more detailed discussion of a hamburger method.
It has three parts: Introduction, Body and Conclusion.
Introduction - is to introduce the method. As we know the “bun” is our introduction. And there are 3 parts in the introduction, they are: topic, main ideas, and a closing sentence.
Body - each one of these ingredients inside of the bun mixed up your body and main ideas. Lettuce, burger, tomato are the main ideas. So you have three main ideas and depending on what grade you are in they can grow more and more complicated.
In creating the body, you can use a T-CHART to organize this ideas. A T-chart is a graphic organizer that organizes our details and can be like a brainstorming. Example, Math is useful for your entire life but why? Lots of jobs, pay your bills, find discounts, make a budget, run a business, you need it in college and you need it to play games. Let students pick about three of these details that they like the best to explain their main idea and that makes up one of the body paragraphs. This is absolutely helpful and a great way for your students to write an essay.
Conclusion - is simply your introduction written in a different way, wrapping it all up in a nice little bundle. The “bottom bun” is our conclusion.
If you would like to learn more about essay and if you are interested I have a book for sale. You can find it in the description below. I found this helpful for 4th grade or higher. You can try it for yourself too.
That’s it for now and I hope you enjoyed the lesson. Will see you next week folks. I will provide you with another parenting tip for raising great students. See you then.
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Kindergarten prompts: https://goo.gl/iDMMTK
1st grade prompts: https://goo.gl/sP1jtV
2nd grade: https://goo.gl/S2ZzQa
3rd Grade: https://goo.gl/re7axz
4th grade: http://www.writingprompts.net/4th-grade/
5th grade: https://goo.gl/zaKBor
6th grade: https://goo.gl/uLw5iL
7th grade: https://goo.gl/Wbf1Qq
8th grade: https://goo.gl/Cmkvz9