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WRITING - Persuasive, Narrative, Expository & Descriptive Writing Activities

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WRITING - PERSUASIVE, NARRATIVE, EXPOSITORY & DESCRIPTIVE WRITING ACTIVITIES & GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS - An easy-to-use set of activities, organizers and templates to help students write persuasive, narrative, descriptive and expository paragraphs.

Includes 5 of my writing packages with detailed assignment sheets, marking rubrics, brainstorming worksheets and more! Includes over 35 useable worksheets / printables to help students learn different styles of writing! Easily adapted to different ages and abilities.

Includes all assignment sheets, brainstorming sheets, organizers, examples & rubrics to teach the following:

Descriptive Writing
Help students write a descriptive paragraph or essay using these easy to follow templates and ideas. Includes detailed assignment sheet, brainstorming worksheet, Helpful Hints posters, rubric and more!

Persuasive Writing
Includes two versions of the worksheets / templates. The first version includes a topic (Should students be allowed to listen to music in class?) and leads students through the process of writing persuasively. A great way to teach the entire class! The second version of the worksheets leaves the topic up to you / the students. Includes all templates, worksheets and a rubric for persuasive writing.

Narrative Writing
A fun activity to help students write a narrative paragraph or essay. Includes assignment sheet, brainstorming worksheet, examples of a well-written paragraph and a poorly written narrative paragraph, student and peer assessment worksheets and a rubric.

Newspaper Writing (Tabloid style)
Using a tabloid as an inspiration students are asked to write their own expository article in the style of a newspaper. My students LOVE this activity and I really enjoy reading what they come up with. Combines creative writing with expository writing. Includes assignment sheet, brainstorming sheet, planning sheet, tabloid template and rubric.

Newspaper Writing (Expository)
Practice expository writing with this themed newspaper writing assignment. Worksheet is styled like a newspaper and asks students to create the front page of a newspaper. Can easily be extended to a multi-page newspaper assignment or even a group project where students contribute different pages.

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Addie Williams, Addie Education
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Just purchased the package! Am I able to obtain the documents in Word instead of PDFs? Thanks! Great work! =)
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Hi - sorry, they weren't made in Word and due to copyright I only sell my work as PDF.
Thanks for your purchase!
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hi i just bought this and cannot get the files to open. can you please send them to me directly at suzforstrom@yahoo.com. my user name is suzforstrom.
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Hi - happy to send it by e-mail... however, in order to open the files you need to "extract" them from the zipped folder. Once you've "extracted" them, you will be prompted for somewhere to save them. Once the files are saved onto your computer you can open them. The "extract" button is on the toolbar along the top. Sorry, you're having trouble!

I'll also send you an e-mail.

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I am missing a sheet when I bought it... And I would like it... It's the BLM - mountain pic. Is there a reason it's not in the pkge? It is in the preview.
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On  March 7, 2013Addie Williams answered:
Hi SuzieR - so sorry about that... but I'm glad you told me! I've updated the Narrative Writing file that was in the zipped folder. All of the pages should be there now.

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I am trying again now and we'll see what happens. I'll let you know.

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Hi Lindsay,

I've just sent you an e-mail with the files attached separately... hope you find them helpful! Thanks again for your patience.

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I just bought this file and it won't open for me. Is there something I am doing wrong?

If you want to email it to me directly lindsay.n.gerald@gmail.com

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Hi Lindsay,

Can you let me know when you bought it and what your user name is??
It's a zip file so you'll have to "unzip" it. Should be prompted to on your computer to do so automatically. If it doesn't work, I'll have to e-mail you all the files separately, but won't be able to do it until I get home from work tonight. Sorry you're having trouble... not sure why it won't open for you. Thanks for being patient. ~Addie
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Just reloaded it for you - it should work now. It's a "zipped file" which should be easy for you to unzip. Let me know if it doesn't work and I can e-mail you the parts individually. Thanks!
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WRITING - Persuasive, Narrative, Expository & Descriptive
WRITING - Persuasive, Narrative, Expository & Descriptive
WRITING - Persuasive, Narrative, Expository & Descriptive
WRITING - Persuasive, Narrative, Expository & Descriptive