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. These highly-rated writing units include everything you need!
Each writing resource is comprehensive and easy to use. The lessons at a glance p
The Middle Grades ELA Common Core Toolbox contains 77 learning activities aligned to the CCSS for grades 6-8. It includes printables that can be used multiple times throughout the year to address nearly all of the standards in reading literature and informational texts, and many of the speaking and
The Giver by Lois Lowry teaching guide - 152 pages high-level questions, activities, Common Core Aligned
This Common Core Aligned Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for The Giver by Lois Lowry has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core
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
This Narrative Writing Workshop Unit is fun and easy with the step-by-step instructions and mini-lessons included in this unit! It is also part of an Argument, Narrative, and Informative Writing Bundle, which includes everything you need to teach the three Common Core text types.
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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.
Use them for more tha
This ready-to-use set of printables includes everything you need to provide your middle school students with fun and effective paragraph writing practice. You can use this as a Paragraph of the Week program, at a literacy center, as homework or in whatever way works for your curriculum.
When I first started teaching I found numerous writing resources. I had bookshelves full! However, each of those resources failed to give me a daily, step-by-step plan, as to how to teach writing. After my first few years of floundering, I laid out a straight forward plan to share with colle
This Halloween Writing: Spooky Snapshots mini-unit is perfect for middle school and high school students! They will love writing about the 24 "spooky" setting images that come in this unit.
My favorite way to use this pro
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NARRATIVE WRITING: EDITABLE FLIPBOOK
This is a growing bundle on Narrative Writing. It will include more Power Point presentations,note-taking sheets and lessons on
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
Descriptive Writing Activities: If you are looking for resources to help your students become better descriptive writers, this bundle is for you! The "Using Words That Pop" resource includes everything you need to teach descriptive writing.
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
Word Choice Task Cards: The focus of this set of 44 task cards is to help students choose colorful, exact words in their writing.
The first 32 cards are written in a multiple choice format. (I designed these in this manner to help my students with the skill of choosing the most exact word from a
If you’re looking for a way that give kids the opportunity to see what it’s like to have the financial responsibilities of an adult, this Project-based Learning Simulation is it! In this financial literacy unit, kids will confront the challenges we all face, as they try to make their money last the
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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
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The individual cost of the 15 writing units available in this mega bundle amounts to $85.50, and is discounted at more than 50% off to give you supe
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
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
THANKSGIVING READING AND WRITING RESOURCES: This Thanksgiving bundle contains a wide variety of fun and creative reading and writing activities to hold your students’ interests during the Thanksgiving season!
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It's Back to School time - teach your students to write a great descriptive paragraph from the very beginning of the school year!
This is a great freebie! Watch what amazing writing your students do with these simple paragraph starters!
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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
NEWLY REVISED WITH TONS OF ADD-ONS! Get your students motivated to write with MILLION DOLLAR WORDS! When your students are done learning about WORD CHOICE with the step-by-step motivating and color-coding activities, you will see their writing become more detailed and descriptive! DOES YOUR DISTR
Writing Poetry - Five Senses Poem. Help students get started using sensory language and begin writing poetry using vivid imagery. Guides students with a format for writing a poem using their senses. Examples will get them thinking. Includes handout, brainstorming pages, and final poem publishing pag
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
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
It was so hot, the flowers pulled themselves up by their roots and crawled under the porch looking for shade...Get the creative juices flowing in your writer's workshop and, with the help of this unit, teach your students how to write an outrageously funny modern tall tale in which the enemy is WICK
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
Dead Verbs PowerPoint. Good Halloween writing activity. Bury those verbs that have lost their life and teach kids to use vivacious words in their essays and stories! Give your students some practical strategies to revise their writing and remove dead and overused verbs to create more lively writing
Finding a difficult time getting your students to use figurative language in their writing? This pack is perfect for you!
This product contains 2 levels for varying student ability. Level A includes a single sentence on each task card. Level B includes a short paragraph on each task card. Decide w
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
Teaching figurative language? I love using "I Have...Who Has…" task cards to teach figurative language. Students are engaged, and they have to think quick on their feet. This game can be used as a review or as a way to have an engaging class discussion about the different types of figurative languag
Synonym Search features 20 word search puzzles that help students to improve their vocabulary by exposing them to synonyms. Synonym search is a great way to introduce your students to the varied meanings of words by figuring out their synonyms in context. Students can then check their answers by fi
SENSORY DETAILS improve writing. These engaging, descriptive writing lesson activities are Common Core Standards aligned and are appropriate for Grades 4-8. The activities require students to categorize sensory details into categories that appeal to the various senses, which is sometimes a questio
This novel study packet includes 10 pages of close reading practice + cover that asks the students to read and re-read to find text evidence to support their findings. A Wrinkle in Time is written by Madeleine L'Engle.
Novel Study Includes:
1. Cover Page
2. Summarizing Events (somebody, wanted, but
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.
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World War II involved children in a lot of ways, and as students read this novel set in Norway, they too get deeply involved in the tense, frequently dangerous situations. Study skills are interlaced in the Quick Quizzes as students also demonstrate their comprehension of events in the story. Incl
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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
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
This download contains instructions for two activities:
Activity 1: Students will create a Strong Verbs Mini-Book. All handouts and instructions are included. This book can be used together with writing interactive notebooks and will serve students as a reference for their own writing.
Teach your students to add a variety of details in their writing. These task cards are perfect for adding a different center rotation in your writing workshop each month for a full year, and they can also be used as a whole class activity.
Each task card provides a topic sentence, and students mus
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
Use this interactive bulletin board to help students add voice and spice up their writing by replacing vague and meaningless words. You can also have students add personalized word choice lists to their writing notebooks with an interactive foldable template.
Pages 1 – 3 Bulletin
This is a fun, 27 page resource to help your students produce a unique report on their Autobiography.This report template contains worksheets, organizers, tools and forms to use for your students to create, develop, write, edit, illustrate, present, and assess your students’ autobiography report. Th
Halloween Spooky Synonyms PowerPoint and Writing Activity. Fun Halloween vocabulary activity. Halloween themed PowerPoint about synonyms. No prep. First slides explain synonyms, give examples of synonyms, and why choosing the right words and using a thesaurus is useful when writing. Several colorful
I Am poetry format appropriate for ANY patriotic U.S. holiday. 15 prompts encourage descriptive writing to meet CCSS W3d. B/W decorated papers for drafts, final copies, or any writing assignment featuring patriotic themes. Makes a terrific bulletin board display. Perfect for a cross-curricular ELA
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
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
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)
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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