Have you ever received an email from a student that was written in, well, a not-so-nice tone? Sure. We all have, and it's enough to drive us up the wall! But! What if students have just never been taught (or not taught well) how to professionally address a boss or superior? That realization inspired
This ENGAGING mini-unit is the perfect way for your young students to learn and practice writing complete sentences!
There are 5 days worth of activities for young learners to learn all all about including naming parts, telling parts, capital letters, and punctuation to their complete sentences! Th
This NO PREP activity packet contains eighteen (18) ready-to-use printables. Just copy and go! The scrambled paragraphs in this unit are similar to those in Scrambled Paragraphs Mini Unit: Early Elementary Edition. The two products can be used together to differentiate instruction. Scrambled par
In order to write fluent, complex pieces (both narrative and analytical), students need to be able to construct sophisticated, mature sentences. They need to understand how to manipulate sentences to create tone and rhythm, and they need to learn how to vary their sentences to keep their overall wri
Help your students improve their writing dramatically with strategic writing exercises that get them to think about writing with strong verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. This descriptive writing mini-unit will help your students step-by-step with an editable PowerPoint and captivating visual images.
This is a FUN unit to help students add description to their writing. Most students LOVE to act... they won't even know they're learning at the same time!
It is a perfect unit to do by itself, or to add to a current writing unit. This is aligned to the Common Core for grades 2-5!
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Get your students writing mysteries, learning the structure, and digging into the elements of mystery writing with this mini unit. Included in this resource:-full size and student size mystery anchor chart-multiple planning pages -draft and published piece templates-connection to literature-rubricT
Bats Mini Unit - simple research writing unit Updated: October 8, 2017Freebie in the Download Preview!!!Are you getting ready to learn about Bats?! Then, this super cool mini unit is for you!!!! 50 pages of BATTY FUN! :o)This Bat mini unit packet includes:-My All About Bats Journal cover sheet-KWL
This is a unit that will truly get your kids in the holiday spirit! These are fun, hands-on activities all about ‘The Polar Express’!
This unit has lots of math, literacy, and writing activities that go along with the common core!! There are crafts, anchor charts, and a special delivery from the No
What better way to teach your students about autobiographies than to have them write their own?! This mini writing unit includes:
*Customizable Teacher Autobiography Book- I had a hard time finding autobiographies to read to my students that were at their level, so I decided to make my own! Just us
Manifestos are an excellent hybrid of creative writing and writing for the "real world". Companies across the globe rely on establishing their values through a carefully crafted manifesto - this assignment is inspired by that idea and has been adapted to empower students to draft a short manifesto
Reading and writing memoir are powerful ways to have students experiment with narrative writing and have a chance to explore some groundbreaking nonfiction reading. Whether your students are in the midst of a literature circles unit or wrapping up a great novel, have you considered adding a memoir
I always found it challenging to concretely teach my students what it meant to "show, don't tell". This unit will turn your students into directors and will explicitly teach "cutting" a telling sentence from their written piece and replacing with an action-filled showing sentences or group of senten
Need help teaching your next narrative writing assignment? Do your kids need review, and/or need the tricks to take their writing to the next level?
This dense flip book of eight mini-lessons will elicit stronger drafts from your writers to get visible growth, AND they get a keepsake reference tool
Do your students struggle to choose, lead into, cite, and analyze evidence? Need them to give more detail in their answers or explain data, direct quotes, and facts in writing? Use this booklet and quiz set to give them a crash course on analysis before your next assessment!
These TWO instructional
Myth Writing Unit
Greek Myth Study
Integrated Unit (Optional)
In this 4-part Myth Study and Writing Unit, students will build background knowledge on the critical components of myths, Greek mythology, and constellations before they read and analyze 5 Greek myths about constellations. Then, student
This product, by It’s Not Rocket Science, contains everything you need to teach writing chemical formulas and naming chemical compounds – both ionic compounds and covalent compounds. Students will take notes, complete daily practice questions, and participate in two supplemental activities in orde
Ready to start teaching your students persuasive writing? Look no further. This unit contains explicit lesson plans to help guide your students to mastery. Tried and true in my second grade classroom!!!What's Included:* Persuasive Writing Posters* Persuasive Writing Brainstorm Sheet* Persuasive Pro
Your writing lesson plans are done! In this unit, students will read books with great endings and discuss what makes them great, understand different types of endings, revise writing to improve the endings, and try out good endings in their own writing. Activities are hands-on and authentic and incl
I created this mini-unit for two reasons:
1. My students were having difficulty with creating umbrella central ideas and picking out the best evidence from their reading to support them.
2. My students often saw graphic organizers as something very separate than writing. They didn’t understand
ALL ABOUT WRITING-Animal Mini-Books & Powerpoint
An engaging Common Core aligned NONFICTION MINI UNIT that will get your students excited about WRITING!
The lessons and PowerPoint presentation are designed to simplify the teaching of nonfiction writing for kindergarten and first grade students.
This package of descriptive writing activities contains a variety of engaging descriptive writing mini lessons to improve writing for upper elementary and middle school students. Using the descriptive writing graphic organizers and writing prompts provided, students practice word choice and write t
The writing resources include 16 mini-lessons that guide students to master skills essential to narrative writing. The lesson topics cover plot, point of view, transitions, dialogue, and descriptive language. For each topic, the resource comprises of three lessons – the first introduces the skill, t
Middle school students often need explicit instructions on how to complete seemingly simple tasks--like writing paragraphs! Teachers often assume students can successfully compose a well-written paragraph, when in fact many of them struggle and need extra support. This writing paragraphs mini unit