Writing paragraphs doesn't have to be hard. This paragraph writing program is both fun and effective. In addition to the printable writing prompts, graphic organizers, and rubrics, you will also get access to digital, paperless Google Drive slides to use with Google Classroom and other digital platf
This is the companion to my Interactive Writing Notebooks, picking up where it leaves off with more advanced writing assignments. Just like my other products, all of these lessons are differentiated and scaffolded to meet ALL of your students' needs.
This product includes 5 very detailed writing un
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
You want your students to receive meaningful feedback on their papers and grow as writers. You also, though, need to have time to recharge on weekends and holidays without the burden of endless essay stacks hanging over your head.
With my five-minute-per-essay grading system, you’ll zip through you
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Mustaches seem to be a big hit with kids right now! My own 5th grade daughter used the campaign slogan “I ‘MUSTACHE’ you to vote for me for President!” to win her spot on student council. For this product, I thought it would be fun to
This daily, scaffolded approach to essay writing is perfect to help get your students writing good, solid, detailed 5 paragraph essays. Students will write one essay a school month (20 days), focusing on the organization and format of the essay itself.
There are 20 separate writing
Weary of students who slap quoted material into their essays without any framing or support? Fix this common mistake made by young writers with these interactive lesson materials.
Begin with a “pre-test”/skill assessment of students’ knowledge regarding M.L.A. citation formatting and concrete detai
ESSAY WRITING: The revision process is a key component of good writing. Teach your high school or middle school English students about the importance of revision with these learning stations.
These learning stations are designed to take your students through the process of revising their essays,
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.
***UPDATED***Now includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines.
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Research Papers Complete
These two writing programs, which go hand in hand with each other, are the perfect companion to any writing program.
First, the Paragraph of the Week helps students construct a clear, concise, and organized paragraph. Then, when your students are ready, you can transition them to the Essay of th
Here are 24 thought-provoking prompts to jump-start persuasive writing. The Common Core standards put a strong emphasis on persuasive writing skills. These prompts allow students to experiment with a variety of types of writing with a common purpose.
Print on card stock, laminate, and cut apart an
Teach your students how to cite their sources! Newly updated to include MLA 8th edition (7th edition is also included).
MLA style and format for citations includes teaching instructions, practice exercises, interactive notebook flip book, and many examples. The citations are those your students use
**This unit has been updated as of 10/9/2016 to include full page Writing Notebook Anchor Charts. These can be used for a Writing Binder instead of or in addition to a Writer's Notebook.**
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You know you need to show your students the right way to handle sourced material to prevent plagiarism, but the subject matter can be so dry, causing teens to tune out during your lecture. To fix this, use a lecture disguised as a game to help cover the basics of proper MLA source citation and plagi
Help your students improve their paragraph writing with this transitions in paragraph writing resource. This 15 page packet will help your students master this technique by giving them practice in a variety of ways.
The Transitions Packet includes:
11 Worksheets and keys
Transitions Handout for S
Editing writing will be a joy for your students with Edit Writing with COPS! It is an engaging, effective way for students to remember to edit their writing! “Patrol Your Writing with COPS!”
May easily be used for: self, peer, or teacher editing.
I post these on my Writing Focus Wall and the stud
This 52 page packet is a complete opinion piece/persuasive writing set and will take your students through the opinion piece essay process from the beginning to the end! Detailed teacher notes are included to help you organize lessons.
Specifically it includes:
32 Task Cards (Student Record Sheet
Opinion Writing: This fun opinion writing unit will guide students through writing a five paragraph essay. Students will state their opinion about the best restaurant and support that opinion with reasons, details, and examples.
Included in this opinion writing packet are:
~detailed writing lesson
This resource on Informative Writing was designed to teach students about the genre of informative writing, and to walk them through the process of writing their first informative essay.
This unit is broken down into 18 lessons and should be used over the course of 5 to 6 weeks:
Lesson 1: Diving
Author's Purpose: this packet will help your students practice determining the purpose of the author: PIE= Persuade, Inform and Entertain. The activities are meant to be additional and should be used once your students have been presented to author's purpose.
This pack includes:
Argument essay writing is an essential life skill that is much easier to teach when you have well-written mentor texts and a step-by-step process. Students will LOVE this argument essay writing unit, as well as the real-life application and mentor texts included here.
*Updated 1/7/18. I included 40
5 Posters that detail the steps of the RACES strategy for answering constructed response questions.
Based on your preference, you can choose to use RACE, instead of RACES.
Personal reference size included for student use. I love the run these off and laminate them - so exciting to see students
This Conclusions Packet contains 31 pages of worksheets, posters, and detailed Teacher Notes to help your students craft better conclusion sentences. This writing resource will help your students target conclusion sentence writing for improved paragraphs and essays.
This complete common core unit on opinion writing guides students through the writing of a five paragraph essay with many handouts, graphic organizers, and PowerPoint slides. In each lesson, the step of the writing process is introduced and explained thoroughly with an interactive and engaging Power
Does it take you hours to grade a stack of student essays? Is your grading system too subjective and confusing? These one trait (or single trait) rubrics will help you refine your writing instruction, help students better understand characteristics of effective writing and how their work is assessed
Teach your students how to properly embed, cite, and explain quotes in their writing with this common core aligned lesson! Students will learn four different ways to embed quotes in their writing
This resource includes:
- a 57 slide EDITABLE PowerPoint presentation
- supplementary teaching material
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Writing doesn't come easily to many students; so to effectively teach writing we often need to GUIDE learners through the process. Hence these amazing 'Guided Writing' Packs! Each pack contains:- Step-by-step lesson plans
Need a new writing center for your writing workshop time? This resource contains 7 writing choice boards that can be used in grades 3-5 and are perfect for writing centers.
Each choice board contains 15 prompts per genre for the students to complete independently or with groups. That is a total of
Introduce or reinforce Narrative Writing with this 37 slide presentation complete with custom animations that actually result in almost 100 different views!
★ Modeling is so important. This PowerPoint first develops a paragraph. You can stop at that point or continue. The presentation then model
Use this resource with or without my PowerPoint to guide your students through the pre-writing and draft stages of Narrative Writing.
★Paragraph Writing Poster
★Paragraph Writing Graphic Organizer
★Brainstorming Graphic Organizer
★Personal Narrative Chart
★Personal Narrative Gra
Writing a Reach Paper PORTFOLIO: Grades 8-12 EDITABLE
This comprehensive portfolio will help your students master the research writing process in 6 steps-- indicated by organized tabs (topic selection, research, annotated bibliography, research outline, the writing process, and reflection).
Teaching Topic Sentences is made much easier with this 33 page set.It includes worksheets for each of the five types of topic sentences presented, a topic sentences game as well as review sheets and more to help your students write better paragraphs.
Specifically this unit contains:
Paraphrase, Quote, Summarize: Teach your students how to paraphrase, quote, and summarize text with this mini-unit. Your students will learn the differences between paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing, and when to use each one in their writing.
There are two different files in the zipped downloa
This scavenger hunt is a great pre-essay writing activity. Students will go on a color-coding scavenger hunt after reviewing all of the information required to write an essay, such as the requirements of a thesis statement, the placement of the topic sentence, where to include transition words, etc.
Students need to learn the rules in order to break them. Teach students about five paragraph essay structure with this bundle of lessons, ready to use before or during ANY essay assignment (or before standardized testing!).
Each lesson is intended to be concise and occur in one class period. They a
Compare and contrast Greek myths. This includes two Greek myths to compare and contrast with Venn diagram and recording paper. It also has an open ended Venn diagram with Greek theme and recording paper with a Greek theme. Students can choose the two Greek myths they would like to compare and contra
Argument Writing Common Core-Aligned STUDENT VISUAL GUIDE for Grades 6-12
*This printable visual guide is only a part of my Argument writing unit. It does NOT include the student graphic organizers/handouts.
This guide IS included in the following bundles:
Common Core Argument Writing Unit Grad
Close Reading: Get your students closely reading and writing about informational text!
Do you use informational articles from Scholastic News, Storyworks, Time for Kids, National Geographic for Kids, etc. in your classroom?
This product outlines for teachers how to implement close reading instruc
This comprehensive essay writing bundle includes teaching resources and lessons for every part of an essay. The PowerPoint presentations included in this unit are color-coded, engaging, and filled good and bad examples to help your students improve their writing today. The teaching resources and sup
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 stude
Teach Persuasive Writing with this fun activity where the students act like they are the turkey and they try to persuade the farmer not to eat them for Thanksgiving Dinner!
Your students will be engaged in the writing process with a variety of whole class, partner and small group activities that
Are you in a pinch and need an Informative Writing lesson NOW? This is everything you need to introduce, review, reinforce, and teach informative writing. Your students will have a good understanding of how to write an informative essay after this lesson. PowerPoint, Lesson Outline, Graphic Organize
Evidence Based Terminology
These Evidence Based Terminology guides include the formal language students must use when citing text evidence, as well as references from fiction and nonfiction.
If your students struggle to use the proper transition words and phrases necessary to present evidence,
This full unit contains a variety of activities for studying "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs, and "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl.
The unit could be great for Halloween, but you could teach it any time of the year. It contains everything you need to have yo
Help your students improve their writing today with this guided essay outline. This essay outline includes built-in differentiation and scaffolding to help younger writers, struggling writers, and proficient writers improve their writing skills.
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This is a three week Common Core Aligned persuasive/opinion writing unit that covers letter writing, nonfiction writing, and a book talk. The focus is OREO writing; o
THESIS STATEMENT WRITING: Writing a strong thesis statements is always a challenge for students. This resource will help them understand what a thesis statement is, why it is important to have one, and what a strong thesis statement looks like.
State Report / Research Project / Opinion Writing: This is not your typical “state report”. With this opinion writing project students will research states from their own points of view. They will learn about two states and decide which state is a better place for them to live based on factors that
Our Freak the Mighty Unit Teaching Package has 192+ pages and slides of engaging activities. Learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity in these standards-aligned resources built from best practices.
NOVEL: Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
LEVEL: 5th - 12th
TOTAL: 210 slides/pages
This Paragraph Color Coding and Outlining Packet will help your students understand the organization of a paragraph and to help them create better outlines. This packet is a nice addition to the Step Up to Writing Model but can be used in any classroom. I can't say enough about how much I love teach
Thesis statements: Writing a thesis statement can seem like an overwhelming task for many students. This packet includes informational handouts with ideas, explanations and worksheets to make the process easy. A complementary power point is included with ideas and tips for writing a great thesis sta
Introduce the art of writing argument with a visually-pleasing and engaging PowerPoint. Next, distribute a classroom set of the Persuasive Writing and Argument Writing Cheat Sheets to help students understand the fundamentals of the two genres.Then have students plan arguments i