Getting your students excited about writing begins with offering projects that are interesting, relevant, and challenging. Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades offers 50 creative writing lesson plans for mature young writers developed by the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing centers. These lessons cover a myriad of skills (developing characters and voice), interests (novel-writing, songwriting, screenwriting), and even interest levels. (Don't believe us? try out "This Class Sucks" or "My Boring Life" for those especially hard-to-reach writers.) Each unique lesson is written by educators, 826 volunteers, celebrated authors, actors, and writers.
Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades contains:
- A treasure trove of proven, field-tested lessons
- Lessons that are adaptable for all grade levels
- Tips to keep supplies and prep to a minimum
- Evaluation rubrics to guide grading
- Maps to the Common Core Standards
The book's activities are based on proven pedagogy that can help students develop the skills to organize their ideas, craft their arguments, revise their work, state their points of view, peer-edit a friend's work, and generally learn an awful lot about the hard work and craft of writing.
826 National is a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in eight cities across the country whose goal is to assist students ages 6 to 18 with their writing skills, and to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Its work is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.