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.
You can use this as a Paragraph of the Week program, at a literacy
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).
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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.
With my five-minute-per-essay grading system, you’ll zip through you
This writing process bulletin board set will be the perfect addition to your classroom when teaching writing!
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This set includes:
1. "Write" banner (full page and half page sizes included)
2. Objective header
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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
If you’re one of the thousands who made the BIOGRAPHY LAPBOOK a best-selling item, you’ll love this one, too!
Designed with third and fourth graders in mind, this animals resource includes materials for
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
This STEP-BY-STEP INTERACTIVE WRITING NOTEBOOK is a complete Step-By-Step Writing program with engaging lessons, anchor charts, modeling, mentor text, interactive notebook pages, practice and all the tools necessary to teach and assess writing. Scaffolding through the writing process has pr
Opinion Writing: This opinion writing unit will guide students through writing a five paragraph essay. Students will state their opinions about an activity or hobby that they enjoy and give reasons, details, and examples why others might want to try the activity.
Included are in this opinion writin
This fun, high interest opinion writing unit with inspire even your most reluctant writers!
Would your students rather be chased by a rhino or a hippo?
Would your students rather have a pet chimpanzee or python?
These are just a couple of the intriguing questions your class will ponder during
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
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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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,
These ready-to-use pages are an effective way to provide your students with regular paragraph writing practice. They can be used with teacher support while your students are learning how to write paragraphs and independently once they have mastered the basic. Here is what's included:
**Updated** Included are the Opinion Graphic Organizer and Opinion Map.
Pig or Wolf? Every story has two sides, which do you believe? This is the idea behind this opinion writing craft-ivity for upper elementary students. Students decide if they believe the pig's point of view from the book "The T
**This unit has been updated as of 10/7/16 to include full size anchor charts. If you are using a Writing Binder instead of or in addition to a Writing Notebook, this is perfect for you! Please note that there is intentional space in the left margins of the charts for hole punching without interrup
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
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
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
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:
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 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
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
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.
*Updated 1/7/18. I included 40 editable pa
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 is one of the first lessons I use when I introduce the personal narrative genre of writing.
This packet includes:
- two posters explaining the difference between a watermelon story and a seed story
- a 2-sided worksheet with 20 items where students read a topic idea, and they must determine w
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!
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
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
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
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
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).
For black history month, have students research a famous African American person and use that research to create an essay, map, and timeline! This black history month project includes:
-a graphic organizer to help students research their African American
-a rough draft writing paper to scaffold st
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:
This seasons writing prompts bundle includes 60 writing prompts to get students thinking and writing about the changes that occur with the seasons. For each season, there are 5 writing prompts for each of the following categories: opinion writing, informative/explanatory writing, and narrative writ
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
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.
One of my students' favorite animals to research would have to be penguins. Among other facts, they are always amazed to find that not all penguins live in cold climates. This little writing mini provides resources for students across grade levels. Whether you are writing simple paragraphs or five p
Opinion Writing: This fun opinion writing unit will guide students through writing a five paragraph essay. Students will think of ways to improve the school lunch menu and support their opinions with reasons, details, and examples.
Included in this opinion writing packet are:
~detailed lesson plans
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 GUIDE for Grades 6-12
Students won't struggle writing an argument with my student guide that lays out the fundamentals of an argument essay and takes them through the process with vibrant infographics. Address the claim, counterclaim, hook, conclusion, a
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
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
Dear 5th grade teacher friends,
Whew! This unit is JAM PACKED with everything you need to teach Informative writing. This 6 week unit has all the right tools to make teaching informative writing a cinch!
Included in this unit:
• Detailed D
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 phrase