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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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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This ready-to-use set of printables includes everything you need to provide your 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 classroom.
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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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WRITING - An easy-to-use set of activities, graphic organizers and templates to help students write persuasive, narrative, descriptive and expository paragraphs.
Includes 5 of my writing packages with detailed assignment sheets, grading rubrics, brainstorming worksheets and more! Includes 50 work
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, and it is Com
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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!
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 an
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. This highly rated writing bundle includes everything you need!
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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 detail
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.
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-fi
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.
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✔ 1 PowerPoint Lesson Presentation (27 slides,
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 ana
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
This 25 page Wax Museum Project will help your students create a biography research report on a famous American. The culminating part of the project is an amazing Wax Museum, where students dress up as the person they have learned about and stand “still”, like a Wax Museum, until someone walks up to
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 stude
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 topi
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!
Your students will first go
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 studen
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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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 n
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.
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.
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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,
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
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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! <
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: P
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 can
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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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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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 plagia
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
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. Sugge
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 rol
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
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JOURNAL WRITING: 40 Slides Of Relevant Clips & Writing Prompts
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 requ
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
This 49 page state report unit is an organized way to help you guide your students to create meaningful, well researched reports. The unit includes editable students directions, writing pages, an editable rubric, a student example, and more!
Included in this unit are:
A Completed State Report Studen
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.
Lapbooks are a great way to make learning interactive, engaging, and meaningful. They aren't just for homeschoolers, my students love putting these together to show off their learning. Tons of knowledge can fit into these compact books.
With this lapbook students will create mini-books and foldables
The packet includes 36 cards with expository (non-fiction) text, a graphic organizer (2 versions), a die, 2 half-sheets for homework, a dice game, a four-square vocabulary worksheet, and instructions!
The texts in this packet are intended to be school based. Some are science, some are history, some
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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This Expository Writing Interactive Notebook includes 15 lessons to teach expository writing. Each lesson includes step-by-step instructions for the teacher, description of hands- on activities, templates of foldables, and examples of the finished student products.
Also, the zip folder contains a s
THESIS STATEMENTS: Presentation, Handout & Checklist (Essay 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.
A Writer's Placemat is a portable word wall to help scaffold young writers!
This file contains lists students commonly use during Writer's Workshop that can be cut and made into a writing placemat. This is especially helpful when word wall space is limited or when students work around the room. Stud