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Write in a variety of modes and genres, including description, narration, exposition, persuasion, literary response, personal expression, and imaginative. 0601.3.1

Links verified on 5/29/2014

  1. 12 Exercises for Improving Dialogue - from the Writer's Resource Center
  2. Dialogue With a Purpose - how to create and handle dialogue
  3. Dialogue Workshop - writing suggestions from Holly Lisle
  4. Literary Response:
    1. How to Write a Response Paper - handout for a class, but page 3 has an excellent graphic illustrating the content of a response paper.(download in Word)
    2. How to Write a Response Paper - Step by step directions on creating a response paper.
    3. How to Write a Response Paper - Slideshow helping students create a reaction response paper.
    4. Reader Response - Examine, explain and defend her/his personal reaction to a reading.  
    5. Tips on writing a good response paper -An example response paper. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    6. Writing a Reaction or Response Essay - The following guidelines are intended to be used for reacting to a reading.
    7. Writing a Response Paper - Article and explanation of how to write a response paper.
  5. Narrative and Dialogue - A Contrast In Writing Styles
  6. Persuasive Writing - the message must always be crafted to appeal to our audience's self-interest
  7. The Five Paragraph Essay Wizard - Persuasive Essay and prompts [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  8. The Power of Persuasive Writing - a three week communication skills and interdisciplinary middle school Internet project. (a WebQuest)
  9. Quiz - identify types of paragraphs - expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Quiz - match a prompt to narrative, expository, persuasive, or descriptive writing This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Screen Writers Toolkit: Writing Dialogue - a blog assembled and contributed to by writers who are interested in developing the craft of screen writing [make sure you see the Tarrantino Exercise using the Yellow pages] [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  12. Which Writing? (6-8) Students choose an appropriate format for writing. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Writing Dialogue - This is a dialogue sheet which can be used to teach students to include the basic characteristics of good dialogue in their own writing. The form may be modified to include whatever characteristics the instructor desires. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  14. Writing Exercises: Dialogue - suggestions and exercises from the successful author Stephen J. Cannell
  15. Writing Model - interactive model of supporting an interpretation
  16. Writing a "How-to" Explanation - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  17. Writing a Personal Narrative - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  18. Writing a Persuasive Essay - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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