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Text-Based Writing Reference Guide - Flip Chart (Editable)
Is writing a four to five paragraph text-based evidence essay a bit overwhelming for your students? Do they have trouble remembering all the different components and steps? If so, then this Writing Reference Guide is just for you! Get your students engaged and always looking back in their notes w
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Just Glue It: Multi-Step, High-Order Response Prompts for Interactive Journals!
Creative and meaningful journal prompts with multiple-step directions! Merge reading AND writing instruction with this rigorous resource! A perfect addition to Interactive Notebooks! This packet was created in response to previewing new assessments through PARCC and Smarter Balanced. A BIG shift i
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3-in-1 Thesis, Controlling Idea, and Central Idea expository essay worksheets
Goldilocks and the Three Thesis Statements/Controlling Ideas/Central Ideas. Based on released STAAR / EOC* tests from 4th, 7th, and Eng I, each worksheet is altered to address the needs of the test. I've reviewed all released prompts for each, identified patterns, and included altered each workshee
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Standardized Test Prep Prompt w/ Grammar Multiple Choice ACT Aspire "Insecurity"
1 - A thirty-minute ACT Aspire styled writing prompt. 2 - (5)Sample Student Essay Answers, each including 8-10 ACT Aspire styled multiple choice English questions Topics Covered Include: grammatical corrections, phrasing, word choice, thesis, topic sentence, point of view, etc. (47 Questions total)
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Expository Prompt Attack
Students are given 4 expository prompts to "attack". They will turn the prompt into a question, answer it, devise a thesis, and brainstorm support. This is EXCELLENT preparation for 7th grade STAAR writing!
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LEAP 2025 & PARCC Essays: Practice Turning a Prompt Into an Intro Paragraph
INCLUDES A PDF AND A POWERPOINT VERSION FOR EASY EDITING. SUGGESTION: Read the assigned passages as a class then allow students to practice working with the PARCC prompts on the slides by writing JUST an intro paragraph of the essay. *** Passage are NOT included, but can be found online at:http://p
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Thesis Statement Practice
Writing good thesis statements is a problem for many students. Here are nine expository prompts with sample thesis statements. After looking at the samples, have students write their own thesis statements.
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Writing A History Essay - The Thesis & Introduction
This 15 slide presentation gives examples and practice prompts from actual AP US History released questions. It walks students through a process of figuring out the prompt and responding to it by crafting a quality thesis statement. It is on a basic chalkboard style background to better highlight th
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Persuasive Thesis Claim Position Statement Activity - Twitter
Struggling with wordy thesis/claim/position statements from your students? Looking for a NEW way to motivate students to practice thesis writing? This activity provides writing prompts on a fun and familiar Twitter template for students to write their position statement as a tweet! This activity
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10 Argumentative Writing Prompts {AP English Language Q3 Format}
This resource is comprised of ten prompts for argumentative writing. In this set, the prompts are written in the same format as Question 3 of the AP English Language & Composition Exam. Each page includes a suggested time, instructions, and a short passage. Included as well is lined paper identi
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Thesis Writing Practice
Students ALWAYS need practice writing thesis statements!! Here are four STAAR-like prompts for them to practice with!
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Creating a Thesis from a Prompt Test Prep
This packet includes: Two test prep quizzes and extra prompts that can be used for modeling, reteaching in small groups, or for students who need extra support in this area. I have included directions on how to break down a prompt. There is also an example of what a proper thesis should look like wh
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Thesis Statement Writing Practice
This graphic organizer has students practice writing an introductory paragraph (lead/hook, general statements, thesis statement), transition words, and restated thesis according to 2 prompts. This really helped my students lay out their planning for their next paper and their standardized test.
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Writing an Open Response Thesis Statement
When preparing my students for state testing, this worksheet is the perfect tool to teach them how to write a simple thesis. All prompts come from actual standardized tests.
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Identifying Strong Thesis Statements
Students are given a range of previous ELA state exam prompts. (Labeled by grade level from 5th to 7th grade as 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2...etc.). Students are also provided with two thesis statements that came from sample responses for the exam prompt that is provided. - One thesis statement is from a sam
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Disney Friendship Analysis & STAAR Expository Prompt
This breaks down the March 2016 STAAR Released Expository prompt into smaller tasks so that students can apply meaningful examples that are effectively connected by a strong thesis. I showed clips of famous Disney friendships (Woody & Buzz, Ariel & Sebastian, Dory & Marlin, etc.) and a
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Anytime Common Core Character-Themed Writing Prompts (Vol 1: Change The World)
This volume of writing prompts contains 25 Six-Word “Stories”. Each “story” shares a powerful “lesson learned” as a critical thinking exercise that challenges students to consider the world and their place in it. The prompts are aligned to several Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor St
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End Of Course: English II Essay - Thesis
This handout shows how to attack the End of Course, English II, Writing Essay Section. Best used with struggling writers, but can help with stronger writers as well. It breaks down the actual writing prompt (read, think, & write). Shows how to compose a basic thesis statement. **It is also a h
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VA Writing 8 SOL Prompt Practice
This review activity forces students to analyze each prompt by highlighting key words to identify the type of essay, expository or persuasive, audience, and write out a thesis statement. They also have to think out transition sentences. After the activity is done, students will essentially have a pl
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STAAR English II Persuasive Prompt & Outline Review
STAAR tests are mere weeks away! This file allows you to review the process of writing the persuasive essay, even if you don't have time to write and grade a full essay. I'm planning to use it as a last-minute review after Spring Break. You could also use it as a prewriting activity if you wanted.
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Grade 8 SOL Writing Prompts
Prepare your students for their 8th grade direct writing SOL by guiding them through the process of investigating and annotating each of the 42 released prompts, restating each prompt in their own words, brainstorming, and composing a thesis statement with supporting points.
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Deconstructing the Prompt: The Gettysburg Address
A student-fillable form that takes students through the prewriting process of an AP style literary short response question. Topic: The Gettysburg Address Skills taught: -Close reading of an AP writing prompt - Finding author's purpose - Finding literary devices - Analyzing HOW
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Expository Essay Thesis Statement
Breaking down a writing prompt and distinguishing between well developed, still developing, and thesis statements needing revisions to answer the prompt.
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ELA Test Prep Bundle: Reading & Writing Practice and Assessment Activities
Practice, assess, and improve the reading and writing skills of your high school and advanced middle school students, all while preparing them for their required standardized exams. This Reading & Writing ELA Test Prep Bundle includes: Snapshot Reading Assessments for Secondary ELA Practic
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