Art of Writing Bundle: 9 Authentic PBL Writing Projects

Art of Writing Bundle: 9 Authentic PBL Writing Projects
Art of Writing Bundle: 9 Authentic PBL Writing Projects
Art of Writing Bundle: 9 Authentic PBL Writing Projects
Art of Writing Bundle: 9 Authentic PBL Writing Projects
Art of Writing Bundle: 9 Authentic PBL Writing Projects
Art of Writing Bundle: 9 Authentic PBL Writing Projects
Art of Writing Bundle: 9 Authentic PBL Writing Projects
Art of Writing Bundle: 9 Authentic PBL Writing Projects
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Expand your students' authentic skill base and engage in real-world change through this wide collection of universal, plug-and-play writing project packs to enhance any course from English to History to Current Events to College Writing or Business classes!

This is the perfect way to seamlessly turn any humanities unit or course into project-based!


These projects are print-and-go, very-low-prep, and all-inclusive- perfect for the frazzled teacher! Everything from step-by-step student project coversheets to brainstorming outlines to annotated samples to performance review reflections is included in each of these. By getting this bundle you save big and have access to all future Art of Writing projects!

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Greatness is practicing the invaluable skill base of writing to move and persuade real audiences.

No better way to teach writing than to do it for real! Challenge your students to take what they have learned in your class and use it to influence real people- their elected officials, corporate execs, and community members.

With this bundle, you will have the tools to write anything, including:
--- Start the year strong with a personal statement essay
--- Tie any historical or modern controversy to writing a company to boycott its practices
--- Culminate a persuasive writing unit with forming an impassioned position to one’s own elected official
--- Extend your students’ learning of any topic of study by interviewing a family or community member
--- Bring closure to a capstone project with a reflection essay

Project packs come with:
--- Step-by-step direction sheets, perfect for checking off and student planning
--- Overview sheet with broad and specific context and directions for the finished product
--- Brainstorm and outline sheets to fine-tune those great ideas
--- Annotated sample sheets, providing clear examples and sentence starter stems
--- Peer / Self Edit sheets to improve their rough drafts
--- Performance Review sheets to reflect and score against CCSS-aligned and generic rubrics
--- Research sheets to investigate and record findings
--- Editable PPT files with student direction slides and links to online resources
--- BONUS Skill handouts, covering need-to-do skills like finding quality sources and annotating a citation

This bundle includes:
Interview Narrative Essay
Letter to the Editor
Letter to an Elected Official
Boycott / Buycott Business Letter
Op-Ed Essay
Personal Statement
Position Paper
Thank You Note Card Letter
Reflection Essay


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Tips from My Classroom
These writing-centered projects make up the bulk of the authentic products my students perform as the culmination of our content units in my PBL classroom. Really any topic can easily be made PBL with some creativity!

--- We learn what it means to be an American hero, then we research and write to someone we believe fits the definition, thanking them for their contributions.

--- We explore the democratic practices national government, then interview community members asking for their perspectives.

--- We study for and take the US Naturalization Test then write an impassioned and informed Op-Ed essay to the local paper regarding the debate about making it a high school graduation requirement.

Arm your students with a writing toolkit and they can move the world. Just guide from the side with this collection of universal project packs that can be tied to any unit of study!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! I am thrilled to share my love of project-based learning to cultivate the next generation of doers!

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Want to explore other ways to incorporate authentic writing?
Civics Political & Community Service Learning Project
frame a meaningful course-long service project, utilizing 6 Art of Writing resources
Authentic Audience Writing Project offer the real world audiences of college admissions, scholarship committees, and the public stage with 3 Art of Writing resources
Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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