With the release of the MLA 9th Edition Handbook in 2021, the Modern Language Association updated and refined the rules for proper citations. Are you teaching the correct, most up-to-date version of in-text citations and works cited page formatting? With this 47-slide MLA overview lecture and packag
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.
Newly updated to include EDITABLE handouts and rubrics in Google Drive (using Google Slides).
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL
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
Research paper complete unit.
Research papers made easy! This complete unit has everything you need to teach writing a research paper from start to finish.
Includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines.
For the APA version of this unit, click here:
Research Papers Complete Unit - APA Style
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.
UPDATED to include the 2016
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
This Research Paper Writing Bundle includes lessons on paraphrasing, quoting, summarizing, 8th edition MLA format and citations, research paper writing, and academic vocabulary. This Research Paper Writing Unit Bundle is includes everything you will need to help your students master research writing
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
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE and is also in my Argument Essay Writing Bundle + Editable Presentation and Handouts bundle.
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!
These TWO instructional
Persuasive Essay Complete Unit. This complete unit for teaching persuasive essays has everything you need from pre-writing techniques to group work, ethos, pathos, and logos lesson and activities, to worksheets and grading rubrics. Whether you are teaching a simple opinion persuasive essay or an ess
This STEP-BY-STEP INTERACTIVE WRITING NOTEBOOK IS A COMPLETE WRITER'S WORKSHOP PROGRAM with all the tools needed for the entire year. It is filled with engaging lessons (scripted), anchor charts, modeling, mentor text, interactive notebook pages, practice, and all the forms, graphic organizers, chec
This ten-lesson unit is designed to train secondary students to evaluate source credibility and recognize questionable content and “fake news” on the Internet. It is provided in both Google Slides and PDF.✿Lesson 1: The Problem Students will learn relevant terminology and apply it to an article abou
Common Core Writing Portfolio Criteria and Score Sheets for Grades 6-12 (Aligned with the PARCC requirements for writing) - Now Editable!
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE.
Keep track of required student writing samples throughout the year or have stude
Plagiarism is a big issue in the classroom. This packet has everything you need to help students understand when to credit sources. The handout explains clearly what plagiarism is and gives examples of how and when to use quotations and paraphrase. After completing the accompanying worksheet, studen
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