W.7.3d

Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.

 
33 Lesson(s)
   

Identifying the Structure of a Memoir through a Published Author's Piece

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

If you build it, the writing will come.

 
Favorites (64)
 
Resources (16)
 
Reflections (1)
structure of a memoir figuring out the
   

Finding Theme and Author's Point of View in Memoir

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The Big Picture of Memoir:Theme

 
Favorites (39)
 
Resources (14)
 
Reflections (1)
theme
   

The Details Are in the Sandwich

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A sandwich made out of peanut butter, jelly and details.

 
Favorites (33)
 
Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
peanut butter jelly sandwich
   

Fun with Parts of Speech

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Parts of speech can be fun!

 
Favorites (28)
 
Resources (12)
 
Reflections (1)
adverbs
   

Developing and Capturing Characters and Experiences with Sensory Language

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Writing so good you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch it.

 
Favorites (12)
 
Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
imagescakysotm
   

Seventh Grade Found Poem

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It is so easy to transform a narrative into a poem – anyone can do it!

 
Favorites (12)
 
Resources (10)
 
Reflections (1)
found poem
   

Planning Out the Sequence of a Memoir

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The natural flow of a memoir.

 
Favorites (9)
 
Resources (14)
 
Reflections (1)
imagesca3oah6p
   

Using "Firsts" and "Last" Times in Our Lives to Write Meaningful Moments

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Creating meaningful moments from your "firsts" and "last" times

 
Favorites (11)
 
Resources (12)
 
Reflections (1)
images
   

Using Issues in Our Lives to Write Meaningful Memoirs

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Let's talk about our issues.

 
Favorites (11)
 
Resources (11)
issues
   

What Happened to Icarus?

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Folklore
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Dialogue and correct punctuation.

 
Favorites (2)
 
Resources (17)
 
Reflections (2)
daedalus and icarus
   

People, Places and Objects That Will Help Us Write Meaningful Memoirs

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Capture people, places and objects in your writing like a photographer would in a picture.

 
Favorites (8)
 
Resources (14)
 
Reflections (2)
photography classes san diego people places and things
   

Planning Out the Narrative of the Memoir

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Using Mentor Texts,Generating Ideas and Planning for Drafting Memoirs
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Getting to the heart of it

 
Favorites (5)
 
Resources (13)
 
Reflections (1)
the heart of the story the
   

Sensory Details

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing: Part II
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing: Part II
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Sensory Details immerse the reader into the writing using senses.

 
Favorites (2)
 
Resources (10)
 
Reflections (1)
senses
   

Analyzing and Crafting Sonnets

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Gina Wickstead
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Think sonnets are not cool, think again!

 
Favorites (10)
 
Resources (13)
 
Reflections (1)
the sonnet man
   

Writing Poetry

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
7th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry
Mary Lynch
Mesa, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Any one can write poetry!

 
Favorites (5)
 
Resources (10)
 
Reflections (2)
energy wheel
Common Core ELA
 
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