Distance Learning Writing Challenges

Room 213
Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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5 Digital Challenges with multiple slides in each
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Sometimes our writers need a little inspiration, a little nudge to get them started - especially with distance learning. These writing challenges are a perfect way to get your students engaged with their work. Use them to add a little fun to the writing process or to review and practice skills that students have already learned (NOTE: these are already part of my classroom writing challenges. If you want to have the digital and classroom version, click here).

This product includes five different writing activities that you can use with your students. I like to use them as group challenges, but they could certainly be used by individual students as well. I've included lots of instructions for how you can use these and how to share with your students.

You will get access to the following writing challenges:

  1. Descriptive Challenge One
  2. Descriptive Challenge Two
  3. The Comparison Challenge
  4. Make a Case for or Against Challenge
  5. The Characterization Challenge

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Distance Writing Lessons & Activities

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5 Digital Challenges with multiple slides in each
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
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.


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