Teach your students to write solid argument essays step-by-step with my Argument Writing unit. It is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for grades 6-12.
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Argument, narrative, and informative essays are fun and easy to teach when you use strong mentor texts and a step-by-step process. These highly-rated writing units include everything you need, all in one place.Each writing resource is comprehensive and easy to use. The lessons at a glance pages are
This classroom-tested unit will take you and your students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and polishing an argumentative (or persuasive) essay. The first few days are structured, whole-class lessons. After that, the class moves into a series of writer’s workshop days as student
Teach your students how to cite their sources! Newly updated to include MLA 8th edition (7th edition is also included). This has also been updated for distance learning! Everything is included in an easy-to-use Google Slides document that can be shared digitally with students.MLA style and format fo
During this project, students will first learn about growth mindset by reading an informational article about Carol Dweck’s work. Then, they’ll select a famous person in history with a growth mindset. They’ll choose from 14 famous leaders and pioneers in their fields for the basis of their researc
This expository essay unit includes everything you need to teach informational writing. It includes at-a-glance-instructions, writing prompts, step-by-step instructions, visuals, graphic organizers, and high-interest mentor texts. It will be easy to differentiate instruction and can be used as a wri
A quick and easy reminder of how to write in-text and works cited citations. This editable handout covers the basics in a simplified way. It is not meant as a replacement for using a handbook, but an easy-to-copy resource students can keep in their notebooks or folders.
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FULLY UPDATED IN FEBRUARY 2021. The update now reflects APA 7 and MLA 8 styles, remote teaching tips have been added to the Teacher's Manual, citation guidelines are now included for YouTube videos, and there are no longer separate slideshows for Mac and Windows—just one that works on either platfor
Plagiarism...what a "downer" topic! For years, I dreaded teaching it because students thought I was the Wicked Witch who was out to get them for every missing quotation mark in their essays (or at least that's how I felt as I taught them about the rules of citing sources). In an effort to make writi
NEWLY REVISED AND UPDATED FOR 2020!! HUGE BUNDLE of PRINTABLE, INTERACTIVE PDF, and GOOGLE CLASSROOM ready lessons and activities for teaching Paragraph Writing! This NO PREP paragraph writing program is designed to help students to learn or review the basic parts of a paragraph and paragraph con
Expository / Informative Writing: In this 10-day, Common Core - aligned Expository Writing Unit, students will demonstrate a deep understanding of the features, critical elements, and purpose of expository or informative writing. During the unit, students will write an expository news story about
Paraphrasing is one of those research skills that must be practiced. This Paraphrasing PowerPoint presentation includes what is putting research in your own words and why it is important, gives students real practice paraphrasing, and stimulates students to think. Provides strategies to turn what th
Meet Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, listening, and speaking with this 10 day Speech Unit. In this unit, students learn about the nonfiction genre of speeches, analyze four historic speeches, develop skills in writing short answer responses, conduct mini-research projects, write a
Argument Writing Presentation - Completely EDITABLE
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This argument writing presentation is a companion to my Common Core Argume
Do your students struggle to choose, lead into, cite, and analyze evidence? Need them to give more detail in their answers or explain data, direct quotes, and facts in writing? Use this booklet and quiz set to give them a crash course on analysis before your next assessment!
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We all know that Common Core writing is all about paired texts and using a variety of sources! This download includes 14 different expository and argumentative writing assignment sheets. Each contains a prompt and links to 3-5 paired text sources of a variety of types (websites, articles, and videos
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Common Core Writing Portfolio Criteria and Score Sheets for Grades 6-12 (Aligned with the PARCC requirements for writing) - Now Editable!
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Keep track of required student writing samples throughout the year or have stude
Career Research Project | PDF & Digital Formats: Help your students think purposely about their futures with this Career Exploration and Research Project. Students will get excited about career research by taking an online career quiz, then brainstorming possible career choices.Then they will fo
Print & digital versions! You'll have everything you need to teach the essentials of digital literacy and research skills with this bundled product. Sharpen students' critical thinking skills by engaging them in interesting, real-life learning tasks. Here's what teachers are saying about my Di
This is a 80-page exciting student-friendly ebook instructional manual and workbook for writing an argument / argumentative paper - perfect for grades 7 - 10. This unit addresses WRITING, READING, and LANGUAGE in Common Core Language. These are reading and writing techniques that can be used for cro
Imagine this: You or a character of your choosing, have just been invited to attend an ugly sweater Christmas party. You will now have the opportunity to evaluate and carefully select the décor for this festive Christmas event. There are four activities included in this file. They can be used as ind
Say the words “research paper” to middle school students and their groans will echo through the school like a yodel in the Grand Canyon. Introduce the term feature article, and you have a fighting chance of piquing their curiosity. I promise you, it won't take long before your students are totally h
Teach your students how to avoid plagiarism! This lesson gives students practice understanding what it is and how to use parenthetical citations using the MLA format. Additionally, students will practice selecting quotes, summarizing information, and using both quoted and summarized materials in or