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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This full unit contains a variety of activities for studying "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs, and "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl.
The unit could be great for Halloween, but you could teach it any time of the year. It contains everything you need to have yo
Teach Persuasive Writing with this fun activity where the students act like they are the turkey and they try to persuade the farmer not to eat them for Thanksgiving Dinner!
Your students will be engaged in the writing process with a variety of whole class, partner and small group activities that
You will LOVE this Expository Unit of Writing this packet is perfect for students in Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade. This packet was created to assist in teaching this writing skill. It contains components from my lessons and activities I use to teach my students. You will love how your
State Report / Research Project / Opinion Writing: This is not your typical “state report”. With this opinion writing project students will research states from their own points of view. They will learn about two states and decide which state is a better place for them to live based on factors that
Help your students improve their writing today with this guided essay outline. This essay outline includes built-in differentiation and scaffolding to help younger writers, struggling writers, and proficient writers improve their writing skills.
This resource is included in a BUNDLE:
Introduce the art of writing argument with a visually-pleasing and engaging PowerPoint. Next, distribute a classroom set of the Persuasive Writing and Argument Writing Cheat Sheets to help students understand the fundamentals of the two genres.Then have students
Thesis statements are like menus: a promise of what is to come. Hook and satisfy your diners/readers with this lesson!
Use this easy simile to teach your students why essays need thesis statements, how they function in an essay overall, and what a “good” one looks like. This handout can be used as
This monthly themed writing prompts resource includes 180 writing prompts covering topics related to the 12 months of the year. Each month includes 15 prompts (5 opinion, 5 explanatory, 5 narrative).
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This is aligned with 3rd grade common core, but ma
All About Me: (Beginning of the Year Mini Unit): 3D Balloon Craft: 14 pages: This craft will make your classroom colorful by hanging this on your ceiling. This mini packet will help you get to know a little about your little ones while keeping them occupied on the first day/s of school. Fun to do, e
I created this resource to prepare my students for the 5th grade writing assessment. I compiled resources that I have used with success and created a few new ones to use this year.
Here is what is included:
*Analysis of a Prompt Poster
*2 Analysis of a Prompt Practice Printables
*Type Matters! Pos
A fun, standards-based activity in which students manipulate parts of an essay to learn how they fit together.
I came up with the idea of "blown-up essays" when I was trying to think of a way to get students to learn by discovery how the parts of an essay work together, how a thesis statement relat
This 124 page unit has everything you need to teach about magnets! Please download the preview to see all that is included.
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All pages are made in color AND in black and white for easy printing. Interactive journal pages added throughout. Large cards added for wh
51 Persuasive and Opinion Writing Prompts to get your students excited and motivated to write!!
Included in this pack are 51 fun and interesting child friendly prompts that your students will LOVE to write about. It is a fantastic when used as a morning writing activity or early finisher book!
If you're looking for a way to help kids add details to their expository writing...these are a HUGE help!
I've created stations for students to spice up their expository writing. Each page has questions that help students train themselves to ask specific questions as they write.
This writing unit focuses on explanatory and informative (expository) writing and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. It has also been recently updated to include Google Drive / Google Classroom editable handouts and MLA 8 style handouts.
This IS included in my mega bundle:
This writing prompts resource includes 45 school themed writing prompts covering the topics Back to School, 100th Day of School, and End of Year. Each topic includes 15 prompts (5 opinion, 5 informative/explanatory, 5 narrative).
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Common Core Writing: With his bundle of three intermediate writing packets students will learn informative writing and research, narrative writing, and opinion writing. Each complete project will help guide your students through the writing process. Students will love these fun and engaging writing
Really nice for secondary teachers to use for informational texts and research paper assignment. Take the anguish of organization and toss it out! The flip book forces your students to keep the handouts together in one place. Research Paper Assignment: Editable Interactive Layered Flip Book
This holiday activities writing prompts resource includes 195 holiday writing prompts covering the topics listed below. Each holiday writing topic includes 15 prompts (5 opinion, 5 explanatory, 5 narrative).
♥♥♥HOLIDAY WRITING TOPICS♥♥♥
2. Cinco de Mayo
Differentiated Writer's Workshop - Grades 6-12
This product provides an alternative way to conduct a writer's workshop for any type of essay.
- 6 station cards (for strong, average, and struggling readers/writers)
- Teacher instructions
With this writer's workshop, students will final
No-Prep, fun and challenging 4th Grade STAAR writing games, centers and activities. A fun and creative way to review writing skills and prepare your students for their state writing exam. From developing a closing argument to writing the perfect introductory paragraph, the activitie
These 14 exit slips contain mentor texts on the task cards for analysis. They also contain useful writing tips and writing prompts to help students strengthen their argumentative writing skills in just a few minutes a day. Students analyze short excerpts of essays, evaluate the components that sho
This compare and contrast essay writing resource provides scaffolding so students can successfully write a short paper comparing and contrasting a topic of their choice.
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Need an engaging, student-driven way to teach short stories and/or literary terms? Use this unit as a high-accountability way to scaffold students into tougher literature!
In this unit, small groups of students are assigned to one short story (so you can differentiate to students by difficu
If you’re tired of trying to sell the importance of grammar to your students, then maybe it’s time to let them discover for themselves why we still have to learn it!
First, students are introduced to the debate by reading recent, credible articles on whether or not grammar is important. Next, stude
Looking for a Common-Core aligned resource to teach opinion writing? This 24 page unit is a jam-packed resource with what you'll need to encourage opinionated writers in all of your students! Through this unit, students will take part in The Great Tomato Debate by
This end of year writing prompts resource includes 15 end of year writing prompts to get students thinking and writing about their experiences during the school year and issues that directly affect them. There are 5 writing prompts for each of the following categories: opinion writing, informative/
Use your Google Drive to enhance your 3rd grade students’ written response preparation for state testing! I’ve provided links to 6 text passages and 3 written response prompts (2 informative/explanatory and 1 opinion) to share with students on their devices to mimic the computer based testing exper
This is a note-taking packet for grades 3 and up. It is designed to help students plan an eight paragraph essay on an animal of their choice.
The outline suggests students gather facts for these paragraphs:
Jaw Dropping Facts
“Hound Dog True” is the story of soon-to-be fifth grader Mattie Breen. Mattie and her mother move a lot; the two have just moved in with Mattie’s uncle. Uncle Potluck is a custodian at the local elementary school and Mattie helps him with custodial duties in the weeks before school starts. This work
Descriptive Writing Picture Prompts. Using writing prompts with photos to teach descriptive writing is an effective exercise. Teach your students to use concrete, or sensory, detail with three thought-provoking photos with writing prompts and notes on using sensory detail. This is part of my complet
Few students take the time (or know how) to truly revise their essays. Editing checklists are helpful for some students, but are overwhelming for others. Break down the work and model the process with this interactive editing checklist and card set!
This kit helps students learn how to become indep