Essay Prompts. Persuasive Writing Prompts and Task with Standards Based Rubric. Writing an argument for an opinion. Practice for students in middle school, high school, or beyond. Includes ten writing prompts and the standards-based rubric. Suggested lesson: Give out the rubric first and discuss, so
Show students how they may begin a sentence more than 20 different ways. Teach parts of speech and variety while revising writing at the sentence level.
Choose between two strategies to help students improve sentence variety in essays. Either may be implemented during self or peer revising phase
I use this summary of transition words and phrases with my senior English students. The focus on transition categories has been particularly helpful in improving my students' writing. This handout has generally been one of my most useful teaching aids.
If you can teach yourself to remember these simple rules that go with coordinating conjunctions, you’ll be on your way to understanding and mastering comma usage!
I used this handout for my developmental writing class, and the visual diagrams really helped the students.
Tone is not an easy concept to describe and explain, yet it is a very important element of academic writing. This resource is a set of ten projectable items that each address the issue of tone in academic writing. Most items are a single page. Some are two pages. Four of items offer some discussion