This ready-to-use set of printables includes everything you need to provide your students with fun and effective paragraph writing practice. You can use this as a Paragraph of the Week program, at a literacy center, as homework or in whatever way works for your classroom.
This resource is organized
Transitions are writing bridges! Help your students improve their paragraph writing with this 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
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
This Conclusions Packet contains 12 pages of worksheets and detailed Teacher Notes to help your students craft better conclusion sentences, which will help improve paragraph and essay writing.
Creating Conclusion Sentences From Topic Sentences (2)
Evaluate the Topic Sentences (4)
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 wh
Teaching Topic Sentences is made much easier with this 28 page set.It includes worksheets for each of the five types of topic sentences presented, as well as review sheets and more.
Specifically this unit contains:
Power Number Worksheet
List Statement Worksheet
Two Nouns and Two Commas Worksheet
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
- supplementary t
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:
This is the first installment in my How to Teach Writing Series. In this video, I will show you exactly how to help your students write outstanding Text Evidence Essays and Constructed Responses.
This video presents my Claim/Reason/Evidence
Thesis statements: Writing a thesis statement can seem like an overwhelming task for many students. This packet includes informational handouts with ideas, explanations and worksheets to make the process easy. A complementary power point is included with ideas and tips for writing a great thesis stat
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 he
This Paragraph Color Coding and Outlining Packet contains 10 worksheets, keys, and complete Teacher Notes to help your students understand the organization of a paragraph and to help them create “T-Chart” outlines.
This packet is a nice addition to the Step Up to Writing Model but can be used in any
This comprehensive essay writing bundle includes teaching resources and lessons for every part of an essay. The PowerPoint presentations included in this unit are color-coded, engaging, and filled good and bad examples to help your students improve their writing today. The teaching resources and supp
WOW - read the reviews!! One of my best selling units!! Using STEPPED OUT writing processes, teach your students HOW TO WRITE to meet the requirements of the C.C.S.S. writing standards. This product provides you with the tools necessary to teach the process of narrative, opinion, and informative/e
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
Learning how to embed quotations is an important process to teach students, as most ELA curricula stresses the importance of students' ability to analyze texts (both literary and non-fiction), and then respond to them, citing textual evidence when doing so. Therefore, students need to become familiar
Lucy Calkins inspired writing templates to use when teaching your unit on Information Writing.
These Non Fiction Writing templates are easy to use!
Over 15 pages to choose from.
Your students will love the choice they have when publishing their FINAL piece of Informational writing.
Teach students the elements of Argumentative / Persuasive Writing:
- Write opening and closing paragraphs
- Address audience and their opposing views
- Take a position
- Make an outline
- Draft paragraphs from Outlines
- Put it all together while addressing the Common Core Standards!
A basic, fill in the blank paragraph to help students understand how to write a compare and contrast paragraph. This would be great to work on whole group, in small groups or individually.
Common Core Standard W.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and
When writing essays, students often struggle with structure. These resources are designed to help them understand how to correctly structure their paragraphs so that each one deals with a single topic, is clear, well structured and fluent.
This compare and contrast essay writing resources provides scaffolding so students can successfully write a short paper comparing and contrasting a topic of their choice.
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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:
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!
Writing a Narrative Essay:
This unit has everything you need to teach a narrative essay from start to finish. It is meant to align with all the objectives of common core standard Text Types and Purposes for 8th - 10th grade (8.W.3; 9.W.3; 10.W.3), but is useful for narrative writing for all grades se
If your students need extra practice writing thesis statements, this printable pack is for you! Included are seven worksheets perfect for extra practice, bellwork, subwork, time fillers, stations, remediation, homework and more! Simply print and go, and if desired copy chosen worksheets front to back
This 41 Page Pack includes everything you need to begin teaching paragraphs to primary grades!
This pack includes…
Posters explaining each part of a paragraph (2 different styles)
Worksheet for topic sentence, closing sentence, and details
Editing Practice Worksheet
Paragraph mix-up game
First Day Jitters is a wonderful story to read the first day of school. It has a great surprise ending! We created this unit because we love using this story so much!
This unit contains:
1. Table of Contents
2. Vocabulary Cards
3. Story Map
4. Summary Page
5. Character Map
6. Character Traits Page
With its setting in the American Revolution, students get a first hand battle experience in the novel George Washington's Socks. For this Novel Study, here are
- comprehension questions for every chapter,
- topic specific student log/journal, which leads to an essay
- name word search and spelling l
Persuasive / Opinion Writing Prompt with Reading Stimulus. Full EDI Lesson Plan, Anchor Chart, Powerpoint and Worksheets. 3rd -5th grade support for paragraph or 5-paragraph essay.
After the teacher modeling and guided practice, students will be given a prompt with reading resource. Students m
Plagiarism is a big issue in the classroom. This packet has everything you need to help students understand when to credit sources. The handout explains clearly what plagiarism is and gives examples of how and when to use quotations and paraphrase. After completing the accompanying worksheet, student
This is a wonderful resource unit for guiding students through writing a biography (personal or historical). It incorporates an outline for research, which can be a difficult task for young writers, as well as multiple graphic organizers that guide students through each paragraph of the biography. Th
PARCC like assessments! Polar Bear and Penguin Reading Informational Text: Science Articles will help your students learn text features, while also helping to prepare them for standardized testing- PARCC. Reading, Writing, and Science are all integrated into this product. There are two informationa
Are you having your students research about natural disasters, but not sure how to guide them? Use this easy outline to have them draft out their answers before writing an essay or just a paragraph about their chosen natural disaster.
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This FREE teaching resource includes two different five paragraph essay outlines. One outline requires students to include two examples per body paragraph, and the other one requires students to include three examples per body paragraph.
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*Evidence-based opinion writing using mentor texts * Opinion writing* If your students have to take a standardized writing test (e.g. SAGE in Utah, FSA in Florida), this unit is a must-have!*
This comprehensive unit is an ultimate OPINION WRITING bootcamp, at the end of which your students w
This lesson plan will guide 4th grade students step-by-step through writing a Common Core Narrative.
It comes with specific vocabulary phrases and words that align with the Common Core Standards. Story setting, character development,
Revision BINGO is a revision-style game I created for my students. Using the BINGO board, they highlight (or color in) each square as they complete it, aiming for a BINGO board with 5 squares in a row. This is made for essay or fiction writing, and is not intended to be a real time/speed game.
The new common core standards will require students to relate their story and essay writing to two-three passages of text. The text may be nonfiction, fiction, articles, charts, quotes, or poetry. In line with PARCC demands.
This writing prompt contains three texts for the student to read (very shor
How to Write a Topic Sentence is a complete PowerPoint lesson with practice designed to engage and strengthen your student's writing skills. This product is ideal for middle elementary writers.
This product contains...
1. A detailed PowerPoint lesson designed to walk you through a whole group les
Veterans Day is a time to honor veterans.
The writing prompt, "What Being A Veteran Means To Me" is the perfect writing activity to commemorate Veterans Day with your class or your homeschoolers.
You'll receive the following:
1. Veterans Day Note to educator with less
Essay Templates, Writing Template, Fill in the Blank Essay, Narrative Template, Reflective Template
Three templates to help your struggling writers understand the layout and format of reflective and narrative essays!
Includes two pages of notes on reflective and personal narrative essays, including
Research Papers - Body Paragraphs. Your student has a working thesis and research for a research paper. Now what? I find that incorporating the research into body paragraphs is the most difficult part of the research paper for my students. This original "Research Sandwich" formula guides students st
The RACER Strategy teaches students how to respond to open-ended questions. This strategy reminds students to answer questions completely and cite evidence and examples from the text.
I’ve seen similar strategies (RACE), but I found this strategy and explanation the most helpful for students:
Paragraph Revision in Essays
Most students know that paragraphs in their essays should start with a topic sentence, but then what? This color-coding system helps them identify five types of sentences that should be included in a paragraph. Using this method, students can remove unnecessary sentences,
Are you using the Handwriting Without Tears Program? These double-line templates can be used for student writing projects. This file includes 2 different spacing sizes, picture sizes, and no-picture options. Each format is included without a border and with 10 different border options. Looking for so
This is a bundle of FOUR paired text sets followed by informative/explanatory writing prompts. This is designed to help students prepare for any CCSS Writing/ELA assessment. Each unit has three to four text sources on the same topic, a related writing prompt (opinion), a planning sheet, and blank li
These materials are an easy way to help students organize their ideas before writing an expository or persuasive essay. Students fill out the graphic organizer while they research and use the information to guide them through the writing process.
This resource includes:
1) a rubric for grading 5-par