826 Digital provides educators with more than 60 free, ready-to-use lesson plans and short writing prompts for writers of all ages.
Whether you’re teaching a class of thirty or parenting a growing writer, our lesson plans bring the fun of 826michigan to you. Our lesson plans include information on Common Core alignment for the classroom, and they’re simple enough to try at home! We share some of our favorites here.
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Our Favorite Lesson Plans
Whatever your grade level or genre of choice, we’ve got something here for you! Check out some of our favorite lesson plans and visit 826 Digital to view our entire collection!
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The Great College Essay Project: Write Your Way In
This lesson supports college-bound students as they write compelling personal statements for consideration for college admissions. Students will be guided through the brainstorming process to develop and revise an excellent rough draft.
Writing About Justice
Essential Words: Letters of Gratitude to Essential Workers
In this lesson, students of all ages reach out to essential workers and return their acts of service with a personalized letter of thanks. Students will learn to think about purpose and audience as they develop and organize their writing.
The Pandemic and Creative Communities
This lesson supports students as they process change in their everyday lives, helping them to identify the creativity of their community. Students will learn how to process big life events and use those events as inspiration for a personal narrative, elegy poem, or freestyle writing.
Social Justice Poetry: Listening to the Trees
Students examine the relationship between poetry, politics, and current events while writing social justice poetry. Students will move through the steps of brainstorming, developing, and revising to write about issues of justice that are important to them.
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