The three Common Core writing types: argument, narrative, and informative, are fun and easy to teach using strong mentor texts and a step-by-step process. This highly rated writing bundle includes everything you need!
Each writing unit is comprehensive and easy to use. The lessons at a gla
This free pack is sure to help you through your writing dialogue unit! In this pack you will receive:
-Posters outlining the rules to edit and punctuate dialogue correctly
-A passage for students to correctly edit and punctuate dialogue, with answer keys
-Links to my blog posts on teaching dialogue
Do you students misuse quotation marks when trying to add dialogue to their stories? Would you like to teach them the punctuation rules for writing with dialogue? If so, this highly interactive 71-slide PowerPoint may be exactly what you are looking for! It is fully animated. Answers do not appe
Show Don't Tell Writing PowerPoint: The "Show, Don't Tell" writing strategy is designed to help students use descriptive words and sentences to improve the quality of their writing pieces.
This file contains both a 23-slide PowerPoint and a matching flipbook which students will be able to use as re
These are COMPLETE 400+ pages of Assessments and Teaching Notes for ALL English Language Arts Standards for 6th Grade. These will cover your entire year!
Reading comprehension (literature and informational), writing, language/grammar, speaking and listening are all included.</
This is a complete and engaging novel study for the book Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. It is one of my students' favorite books and it's a great book to study when we're learning about World War II.
It is divided into 3 sections as follows: Chapters 1-6, 7-12, 13-End.
This unit includes the f
Descriptive Writing Picture Prompts. Using writing prompts with photos to teach descriptive writing is an effective exercise. Teach your students to use concrete, or sensory, detail with three thought-provoking photos with writing prompts and notes on using sensory detail. This is part of my complet
Narrative Writing – This “print and teach” CCSS-aligned Personal Narrative Unit contains engaging mini-lessons and activities that will lead your students through the process of writing a strong narrative piece. A mentor text is included along with revising techniques that help students improve the
This is an engaging activity for students just learning how to use and punctuate dialogue in their writing. It includes a two worksheets with twelve sentences that need to be edited. When students are done with their worksheets, they rewrite them on their gift packages. They also fix a gift tag t
Narratives! I say this with an exclamation point because narratives are one of my favorite things to write with students. While Common Core has asked teachers to integrate more non-fiction and informational writing, this does not mean that creativity and narratives have been thrown out.
I think yo
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Whew- Writing can be a challenging subject, but with this bundle of writing units, ensure that you will meet all of the standards and save your valuable time! By purchasing the units as a bundle you save OVER 20%! In this bundle you will find 7 units with everything you could poss
Digital graphic organizers take students through the process of writing dialogue. Students learn to use correct capitalization and punctuation with several opportunities to apply the use of quotation marks during creative writing activities.
My students loved creating fun conversations.
50 unique narrative writing prompts! Motivate and inspire your students with these narrative writing prompts, that not only give a variety of unique prompts, but also provide structured guidance into building and writing an interesting narrative.
In this packet you will receive two PDF files conta
How do you engage your students in the personal narrative and fictional narrative writing process? Grab this narrative writing resource to make the instructional process even EASIER!
This is the perfect DIGITAL OR PRINTABLE tool to get your students inspired and writing.
This Narrative Writing
Hey 6th grade teachers!
I don't know about you, but I love teaching writing! It's just that sometimes it's SO.MUCH.WORK. Well, included in this unit is everything you will need to teach a 6th grade writing unit on Narrative Writing- easy peasy!
Included in this unit:
- Detailed Daily Lesson Plan
Looking for an October or Halloween writing project? Haunted House Expressive Writing Unit is a high-interest writing activity for students and teachers! Perfect for October and the Halloween season, it gives students a chance to express their creativity in a way they can relate to their HUGE inte
This set of 25 Fresh and Fundamental Narrative Writing Organizers will help your students analyze, plan, and structure their narrative writing! Each graphic organizer is engaging, appealing, and aligned with Common Core Standards in Writing.
Use the organizers during your entire Narrative Writin
This is a Creative Writing Super Pack with 75 pages of student writing activities. There are 25 writing activity sets, each with a Brainstorming page and 2 writing pages. So 75 student creative writing work pages!
It is MORE than pages of journal prompts or list topics. Those are great too, but som
Personal Narrative Assignment
This unit contains a student directions sheet, prewriting pages, graphic organizer, student revision sheet, peer conference sheet and Common Core Aligned Rubric.
All forms are student friendly and easy to follow. The assignment is open enough for students to selec
Do you struggle with modeling a quality personal narrative for your students like I do? I decided to quit agonizing over it and use a beautifully written story by an expert author instead. This unit uses Mrs. Mack by Patricia Polacco as a mentor text. Read and enjoy the story with your students t
Do your students need to increase their writing fluency? Would you like to see more exciting paragraphs by them? Here is your answer: Weekly Writing Practice Based on Common Core Standards!
This MEGA Unit is great for grades 4th-8th and meets the following Common Core Standards:
CCSS Writing .3
Use this two-page worksheet to teach the main rules of writing dialogue in a story. Each rule has examples. Then, at the end, students practice writing their own conversation using correct dialogue (includes student example written conversation using correct dialogue). Students can write a conversa
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This February ELA Bundle is the perfect Common Core and Daily 5-inspired resource to engage your students in all things February. Engage your students with the ideal tools for read to self, read to someone, listen to reading, word work, and writing with this ALL-IN-ONE bundle.
This FEBRUARY ELA BU
Please download the preview to see example pages from this packet!
Help your students become better writers with this Common Core aligned personal narrative writing packet! This packet includes a total of 22 pages (2 pages are teacher pages). I have also included a set of "The Writing Process" ch
HALLOWEEN STORY WRITING: INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK: ELEMENTS OF A PLOT
Halloween is nearly here and your students perhaps are in a state of frenzied excitement, so use this moment to get your students to write creatively with this fun Halloween interactive resource.
Fictional Narrative Story Writing Unit: 4 Weeks (Grade 6 CCSS)
This is a four-week fictional narrative writing unit I wrote for sixth grade. I wrote this unit for our district and the plan is followed by all the sixth grade writing teachers so the lessons are written to be easily followed day by da
Students love writing narratives and the common core standards dictate that students focus on certain elements. I made this power-point to outline elements for narrative writing.
This writing power-point has 31 slides. They address the requirements for writing a narrative, based on the common core
Note: Some of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room.
A proper closing sentence is paramount to concludi
This is a collection of task cards meant to assist in the practice of writing the essential parts of a story. I hope your students get a feel for how to best utilize all the parts of a story before writing one!
Could best be utilized in small groups for a couple of mini-lessons, or as extra practic
Haunted house stories are a staple of Halloween. Halloween writing: haunted house story leads students step by step through the process of creating their own short scary story, and also encourages use of rich sensory description and vivid words to create a mood. This is a fun Fall creative writing a
This Earth Day lesson plan asks students to approach Earth Day in several ways. They will write about their impact on the Earth, complete a web search of pollution and Earth Day focused ideas, and write a narrative from the point of view of litter or pollution.
Task cards allow
Hi! I'm Livia Blackburne, author of the NY Times bestselling young adult novel Midnight Thief. In July of 2015, I ran a week long creative writing camp for middle and high school students. We had a ton of fun, and the students wrote some great short stories and novellas! After the camp, I revised my
A fun and engaging way to introduce and practice dialogue! Students use Laffy Taffy candy to learn and practice dialogue by turning the jokes on the wrappers into dialogue/conversations. Students also learn about the correct punctuation to use with dialogue.
This product includes activity sheets,
This resource is comprised of three parts:
1. Middle School Writing Prompt Task Cards for Argument, Narrative & Informative Writing + Research and Writing Skills
2. Self-Peer-Teacher Editing Checklists for Argument, Narrative & Informative Writing (CCSS Aligned)
With this activity, students will receive a slip of paper telling them their two characters in which they will create dialogue for. Using the template provided, students will write the dialogue on the lines and then draw a picture of their characters talking in the blank space. Included is a list of
The holiday season is rich with sights, smells, and memorable moments. Holiday Writing: A Sensory Writing Activity leads students through a step by step writing exercise designed to draw on these sensory experiences.
This is a fun assignment for all ages, and can be used as a group activity or as a
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This end of the school year writing activity has students write about their top five memories from the previous year. Students have a unique audience though; they are writing to themselves in ten years. This bundle includ
FOUR print-and-go writing to literature activities.
-Just add lined paper!
3 prompts for use multiple times throughout the year
1 story with prompt
1 character trait list (2 pages)
Using your weekly reading story, leveled readers, or ANY litera
Composing creative dialogue strengthens narrative responses. Students need practice with this skill to ensure that they utilize proper format and correct punctuation. These prompts can be used year round to keep the skill fresh.
These prompts are aligned with Common Core Standards W.6.3b, W.7.3b,
Punctuating Dialogue can be difficult for students to understand. This Activity Bundle provides a ton of exposure to the standard! Students will identify and practice writing dialogue using speech tags in the front, speech tags in the middle, and speech tags at the end!
You have o
What Is Screenwriting?
Screenwriting is a form of storytelling that creates a visual tale for the reader, and if performed, the viewer. Screenplays can be either original pieces of work, or stories taken from other forms of literature. This is commonly to referred to as an adapted screenplay.
Conflict Skit Rubric
Use this rubric to score your students' conflict skits. Rate their dialogue, public speaking skills, time awareness, and preparedness. Great, easy, tool to use. Feel free to change categories as needed.
Great for conflict resolution, character education, classroom managemen
The following document contains five sets of warm-ups. The warm-ups were created to specifically teach the Common Core Language Standards for Sixth Grade English Language Arts. Each set of warm-ups contains help pages that support the skills in the warm-ups; four weeks of warm-ups that focus on th
This product is useful for teaching your students a 3-step process for properly punctuating dialogue in their writing. Included is the following:
- PowerPoint file with 3-step instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and a picture quote activity where students write
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Turkey Talk is a quick descriptive writing lesson with a focus on similes and sensory details.
Thanksgiving is a rich holiday for the senses: smells wafting from the kitchen, colorful leaves falling from trees out the window, and the boisterous conversation of relatives and friend
These time-tested writing prompts are sure to get your middle school students writing! Each day, select a journal prompt that goes with your current area of study. There are 25 categories and 225 prompts from which to choose, truly providing enough variety to frame the writing prompts to your stud
Here is a complete workshop for Grades 6-10 covering Writing Strand Standards 3 a-e.
Many of our children don't want to write. They think they can't do it. This product can help change their minds.
What is a child's favorite topic? Himself! You can help get those pens moving by using my 12
Writing Bundle: 223 Year-Long Printable Prompts (Grades 3-7).
What the heck am I going to do with 223 writing prompts? How about spend fewer Sunday afternoons at school scrounging for writing lessons and more time watching football! Your days of searching the internet for writing w
Best ELA checklist which BREAKS DOWN the complicated verbiage of a standard to make it easier for educators to teach and students to understand.
After using this checklist in my classroom, I saw that this was an excellent way for students to TAKE OWNERSHIP of their own learning and also a way for m