1. After a brief introduction to my books, I will discuss where ideas come from, and the importance of developing an idea into a workable writing project.
2. We will discuss what happens when writers are assigned a topic, and I will demonstrate my brainstorming technique that helps me discover new ways to approach an tired subject.
3. I will lead the class in brainstorming their own ideas.
4. Q and A
Participants will learn how writers get their ideas.
Participants will gain insight into the importance of a fresh slant.
Participants will acquire a new strategy to create their own ideas.
Participants will practice their critical thinking skills as they assess what is a good idea.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.W.2 -- Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.RL.6 -- Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.W.5 -- With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 3.)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.W.6 -- With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.RI.8 -- Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.1 -- Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.1d -- Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.W.1a -- Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.W.2d -- Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.W.7 -- Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.W.1 -- Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RST.2 -- Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.Author can adjust to meet specific needs
Author can adjust to meet specific needs.