Writing Interactive Notebooks ~ Sentences and Paragraphs for Common Core 3-8. This IWriting Interactive Notebook is a companion to my TpT Best Sellers for Reading Literature and Reading Informational Text.
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Paragraph writing activities and Writing Prompts for the Entire Year! Paragraph of the Week, a weekly paragraph writing practice system, will provide your students with LOTS of practice opportunities in writing well-organized paragraphs in a fun and enjoyable way.
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Fun and effective paragraph writing practice! In addition to the printable writing prompts and graphic organizers, you will also get access to paperless Google Drive slides to use with Google Classroom and other digital platforms.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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Looking for something to help your students with their WRITING? This easy-to-use set of activities, graphic organizers and templates will help your students write persuasive, narrative, descriptive and expository pieces. Templates can be used all year for multiple writing assignments and can easily
This Complete Paragraph Writing Bundle combines four of my very popular writing strategy sets: Paragraph Color Coding and Outlining, Topic Sentences, Transitions in Writing, and Conclusion Sentences. Everything you need is here to help your students craft beautifully written paragraphs!
Help your high school and advanced middle school students win their written arguments with these easy-to-follow essay writing materials. This bundle of interactive, step-by-step materials will inspire even reluctant students to put pen to paper. Activities/handouts featuring modern design elements a
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Do your students need help generating good opening and closing statements? How many of your students leave one or both out? Well not anymore! This pack will give your students a few ideas to get them started. You'll be amazed how much better your students' opening and closing statements improve!
Book Report Dodecahedron Project
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Looking for an ENGAGING BOOK REPORT that will have your students using their reading, writing, and art skills? Then this is the book report project for you!
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This paragraph writing resource bundle has everything you need to teach your students how to write a well-organized paragraph in any type of expository (non-fiction) writing.This Resource Includes:
✔ 1 PowerPoint Lesson Presentation (27 slides, includes practice opportunities) - This highly animated
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
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!
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This 27 page Wax Museum Project will help your students create a biography research report on a famous person. The culminating part of the project is an amazing Wax Museum event, where students dress up as the person they have learned about and stand “still”, like a Wax Museum, until someone walks u
Show your students a real-world application of the tools of rhetoric (ethos, pathos, and logos) as they examine the 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address given by Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs. The speech, which is filled with warmth, humor, and meaning, is a high-interest way to add the non-f
This venn diagram breaks down the main differences between revising and editing. (See? It's not so hard!) Students can keep it in their writing folders throughout the year to help them learn the writing process.
Thesis Statement Tutorial Write a Thesis Statement in 5 Easy Steps
This thesis statement tutorial will help your students master the persuasive essay thesis is a matter of minutes. Within the product you will find a student graphic organizer as well as a detailed example for students to use as a
Writing Journal Prompts - Included are 180 writing prompts organized by month (September-May). Each month has it's own cover page for easy printing and organization. I also created monthly reference pages with each of the 20 prompts for that month.
- Expository prompts
- Creative prompts
Character Bio Reports is a great way to teach kids how to write an organized report or essay about a person or character... without copying and pasting facts from a website. This assignment requires students to choose a famous person or character, research that person, and write a short character an
Persuasive Writing - One of my best sellers!! A 13-page package of templates and graphic organizers that leads students through the process of writing a persuasive paragraph. Can also be used as a launching point for writing a full persuasive /argumentative essay.
Worksheets can be used with a top
Help your students identify logical fallacies in our modern world with this dynamic presentation featuring attention-grabbing examples of the use of rhetoric from the worlds of politics, pop culture, and advertising. The 59-slide Prezi includes fully contained video clips, so internet access is not
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
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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:
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A rigorous, scaffolded, clear cut biography report that will have your students researching and writing about the life of any person you choose! They will then culminate the biography with a fun project where they create a hanger person likeness of the biography subject!
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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
Argument 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 writing unit, as well as the real-life application and mentor texts included here.
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The focus of these task cards is ALL REVISING. Test prep can be a turn-off for students, but they love task cards! Use for independent practice in learning stations, playing scoot, or work on the cards individually or in groups. They are also great for small group and 1:1 instruction. When stude
NEWLY REVISED!! 200 GOOGLE SLIDES & PPT PRESENTATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED!!
This product includes 40 weeks of Writing Prompts (with a total of 200 prompts). Each day of the week is a different theme:
- Make-Believe Monday: Provides students with a start for writing a narrative.
- Top 10 Tuesday:
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
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
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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
Interactive Writing Notebooks ~ Free Bonus Lesson ~ Citing Text Evidence
Cite text evidence with this free interactive notebook activity.
This freebie includes a complete interactive writing notebook lesson that provides students with a formula for short response to literature questions.
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
2018 New Year's Activities includes prompts for resolutions, goals, growth mindset, creative activities, and has print and go pages as well as interactive notebook activities to promote critical-thinking and a growth mindset.
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Get 3 FREE weeks of my “Paragraph of the Week” writing resource!!! This FREE Paragraph of the Week resource will provide your students with LOTS of practice opportunities in writing well-organized paragraphs in a fun and enjoyable way.
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Expository Writing - A fun and creative way for students to learn about expository writing! Students practice writing in 3rd person, answering the 5 W's and working in the style of a newspaper. Can easily be adapted for different ages and abilities. Assignment sheet is in the style of a newspaper
This 18 page packet includes black and white ink-saving outlined image pages that look great when colored in by the students. It includes templates and directions for creating a craft for displaying the student writing. I used it in conjunction with a reading of the book Snowmen at Night, but you ca
Get your students ready for state testing with these 15 different writing prompts - 5 Narrative, 5 Argumentative/Opinion, and 5 Informative/Explanatory. Perfect for grades 3-6! Scoring rubrics for each writing genre are included to make grading and giving feedback easy!
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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
Video Journal Writing Prompts Vol 1: Journal writing can sometimes become monotonous for students. Win back your students' attention with these engaging video writing prompts! The videos and prompts are modern and relevant to the 21st Century student. Youtube is required for the video clips in thi
This expository essay unit includes everything you need to teach informational writing: 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
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,
Help students understand expository text structures! Six scripts (chronological order, cause and effect, compare and contrast, and problem/solution, description, and overall text structure) highlight key features of each text structure. Each script includes roles for 4-6 students, with 28 total ro
Text Evidence Expository Essay Writing
This comprehensive Common Core aligned writing resource includes everything you need to teach your students how to write an expository essay requiring text evidence!
Visuals, graphic organizers, and useful teaching tips make this unit a pleasure to use. Sugg
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
Do you have students that say, “I don’t know what to write about!”? Do you need activities for your classroom writing station? These creative and fun writing prompts will inspire students to get writing! Perfect for journal writing, writing center, or for when students just don't know what to write
Never again will you require a class list to track your students' progress through the writing process. Forget wondering who has handed their work in, and who is still revising! Your students will LOVE moving themselves along the Writing Process Rainbow as they complete each stage.
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Transitions words and phrases are like traffic signals; they are essential to keeping a smooth "flow!" Without appropriate transitions, the reader may get lost, lose interest, or simply CRASH into confusion!
These 15 road trip-themed task cards will help your students identify the best transition w
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.