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How to Brainstorm

In this lesson, students will learn some fun pre-writing techniques for generating ideas for writing assignments.

Vocabulary
  • brainstorm
  • freewrite
  • mind map
  • random
  • generate
  • cluster
  • Venn diagram
  • rolestorm
  • broad
  • narrow down
PDF Content
  • freewriting
  • writing explanation
  • writing tips
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • writing practice
  • comprehension check-in
  • discussion questions
  • writing challenge
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Did You Know?(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Freewriting(Reference)
  • Task 1: Freewriting(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Mind Maps (Webbing)(Reference)
  • Task 2: Mind Maps(Reference)
  • Lists(Reference)
  • Task 3: Lists(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Venn Diagrams(Reference)
  • Task 4: Venn Diagrams(Reference)
  • Rolestorming(Reference)
  • Task 5: Rolestorming(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Narrowing Down a Topic(Reference)
  • Turn Your Ideas into Questions(Reference)
  • Task 6: Turning Your Ideas into Questions(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Find Your Weak Ideas(Reference)
  • Task 7: Finding Your Weak Ideas(Reference)
  • Isolate Your Best Ideas(Reference)
  • Task 8: Isolating Your Best Ideas(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Give Your Brain a Break(Reference)
  • Comprehension Check-In(Open-Ended Questions)