15 Secondary Writing Lessons with Practice

Rated 4.75 out of 5, based on 31 reviews
31 Ratings
Spark Creativity
Grade Levels
7th - 12th
Formats Included
  • Zip
  • Google Apps™
36 pages
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT
Spark Creativity
Includes Google Apps™
The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace (e.g. docs, slides, etc.).

What educators are saying

Excellent resource that gave me a starting point with my students and ideas I could implement in small amounts to any piece of writing.
Also included in
  1. Distance learning is HARD, but there is help. Here you'll find ideas for daily activities, ways to check in with students, help for small and large projects, and independent work options. Give students space to reflect and document with the pandemic one-pager journal template and the post-pandemic v
    Price $15.00Original Price $26.99Save $11.99


These fifteen mini-lessons with practice can help every secondary student writer improve.

When you use this print-and-go set, whether as a writer's notebook, a set of bellringers, writing station work, or a summer project, you'll be helping each of your writers advance across disciplines and across different types of assignments.

From the Reviews:

  • "This is AMAZEBALLS great! Not only are there clear examples comparing the 'before' and 'after' application of the lesson, but there are also writing prompts so students can get started right away. Therefore, you get a ton of quickwrite prompts as well as the super-clear instruction. I was thinking of making something like this myself so you have saved me time, which is so precious."

  • "Good solid resource that can be used in so many ways. I used a great deal of the resources for all of my grade levels. "

  • "I like this resource for the same reason I like many of this creator's materials. This series of lessons has entertaining examples, focuses on specific skills, and can be used basically as is. I always feel like Spark Creativity has a good sense of what kids know, need to learn, and how to get there."

Each lesson is presented in clear, down-to-earth language with vivid examples and writing practice for each.

Let me show you a few examples of the types of lessons inside:

  • Cut "to be" when you can: strong verbs create more effective and exciting sentences than using tons of “to be.”
  • Don't let your lines get monotonous: think of sentences like the colors in a painting. You don’t want to use just one. Different sentence structures do different things, and a variety helps keep your writing interesting.
  • Cut words you don't need: a huge part of editing is cutting out the fluff. Extra words, extra phrases, extra sentences, even extra paragraphs. Be watchful for extras and get rid of them.
  • Anyone can write like the encyclopedia, only you can write like you: Voice is what makes your writing different from anyone else’s. Special. Unique. It’s what sets you apart.

You'll find fifteen lessons presented with a beautiful cover page if you want to bind this as a booklet, along with fifteen writing practice prompts, each complete with an early finisher follow-up, and materials for a review display you can use to help remind students of the lessons that have come before as you move forward.


When you open the zip file, expect to see four options - one with full photography on each mini-lesson page, another with an easier-to-print black and white pencil sketch version of the photos, an editable template for you to add your own writing lessons if you wish, and a Powerpoint with instructions for Google Drive access.

Questions? I'm at betsy@nowsparkcreativity.com.

Total Pages
36 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up