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  • In this paragraph and essay writing assignment students investigate and write a case study of an endangered plant species and discuss the importance it has in their community. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Students create a single-paged informational flyer describing proper care of a specific plant. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Students create a single-paged sales and informational flyer for the sales, use and/or preservation of a plant product. This assignment encourages a deeper understanding of the value of plants to an economy or culture. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Students create a single-paged sales and informational flyer describing the qualities of a clothing product made from plant fibers. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing assignment students use their own ideas to define the abstract term defense in relation to plant survival strategies. One of many focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • In this writing activity students research and explain how banana fibers are used to create a variety of products. One of many focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • In this writing activity students describe how to prepare, cook and serve food from plants. One of many focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Writing and following directions are important skills to have when putting something together, repeating an experiment, or learning new techniques. This activity helps students describe how paper products are made from any number of plants and recycled plant products. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding their favorite food that is derived from a plant: fruit, vegetable, grain or berry. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the irradiation of food to protect people against food-borne illnesses. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the the genetic manipulation of plants in the laboratory. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing activity students will satisfy curiosity about fabrics made from plant fibers and create a report using a variety of resources. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • In this paragraph and essay writing activity students will satisfy curiosity about how some plants grow from seed and create a report using a variety of resources. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • This unit draws on creative writing and thinking, starting with a "What if..." and progressing through news articles, point-of-view writing, and much more. Great for group work or individual projects.
  • Four of our upper elementary/middle school writing prompts/discussion topics in one place. Thought-provoking Thanksgiving writing prompts.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses the conflict between doing what is expected, and doing what is creative.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses whether it's right to get back at a bully.
  • With this self-directed spelling project, students choose a theme and write on the topic, with an emphasis on correctly spelling theme-related words.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses suspecting a friend of wrongdoing.
  • Take these complex sentences from real news leads and break them down into as many simple sentences as possible.
  • Take these sentences (created from real news leads) and combine them into as few complex sentences as possible.
  • Poster defines the fallacy and gives examples. "Errol claimed cats could read minds, because scientists had never proven they couldn't."
  • Poster defines the fallacy and gives examples."Gina was so afraid. Her neighbor had a mean dog. Gina was sure it would bite her some day."
  • Poster defines the fallacy and gives examples. "A website I read said milk makes you taller. I know it's true because the website said it was."
  • Poster describes the fallacy and gives examples. "Vegetarians want us to live from leaves and grass, and that is ridiculous."
  • This form provides leading questions about a ecosystems and animal species survival to help the student gather ideas and background information for future paragraph and essay writing assignments. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Zoo".
  • This assignment develops basic research skills that provide background information for future writing or reports. This activity helps students learn about animal species found at the zoo. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Zoo".
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Writing and following directions are important skills to have when putting something together, repeating an experiment, or learning new techniques. This activity helps students describe an animal behavior that helps it survive. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding animal behavior at the zoo. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. A venture report provides details about a business, entrepreneur or team. Help the reader learn something new about the business or industry as you describe the relationship between zoo facilities and their suppliers. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the existence of zoos. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students.This activity helps students compare, contrast animal species found at the public aquarium. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium". ELA Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding animal exhibit safety at the public aquarium. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the existence of public aquariums. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Writing and following directions are important skills to have when putting something together, repeating an experiment, or learning new techniques. This activity helps students describe the stages of growth of an animal species. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. This activity helps students compare and contrast animal subspecies. Based on the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series. Common Core- ELA - Reading for Informational Text -Integration of Knowledge and Ideas - Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Creating a 30 second advertisement script is a fun marketing assignment. It also develops an understanding of human health issues. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. A case study requires that you investigate and describe the experiences of one or a few in a way that helps your reader understand that there are many others in similar circumstances. Develop an understanding of how one creates a career or business from their interest in animals. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding a life experience. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding artwork featuring fish subjects. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Fish of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.