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Writing Lesson Plans
National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo) offers lesson plans for each grade level. These writing worksheets and lessons can be used throughout the year and for teaching students to write shorter works of fiction.
Discover how to teach children to create well-developed characters, plots and settings.
Teach students how create plots, well-developed characters and dialogue.
Provide adolescents with information about conflict, elements of plot and writing good dialogue.
Teach high school students to create well-developed characters, conflict and plot.
Helps teachers reach classes of various ages with writing techniques.
Show students how their five senses can be used to help readers understand what their characters are experiencing. Have them practice writing descriptions for taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing.
Young writers will learn to let readers get to know their supporting characters. What are their dreams and fears?
Teach students to write dialogue that moves a story forward, increases tension and reveals characters’ relationships to each other.
Help students discover the various stages of plot and give them the opportunity to create their own.
They also offer workbooks for scriptwriting!
If you would like help forming writing topics then click on the links below. They offer pictures and situations intended to spark your imagination.
Creative Writing Prompts
Writing Prompts You will be given a story topic and a corresponding picture. Be prepared to stretch your creativity!
Writer’s Digest Get ready for an adventure as you develop stories for the events described on this website.
Teaching Ideas Each of these pictures will help you create a thousand words (or more) of a story. A short question about each photo is provided to get you started.
Every Photo Tells a Story Delve into the beautiful artwork shown on this site by using the photos and paintings to begin writing.
Easy Literacy Provides pictures that will help children create short stories with their parents.
Easy Literacy 2 Guides students through picture prompts that are useful in thinking of stories.