This writing activity packet (9 pages long) is geared at improving students expository writing skills, with particular emphasis on evaluation and problem-solution (the two styles graded for the 7th grade writing test). Also included, are mini-lessons on improving and enhancing vocabulary.
Our school used short lessons, such as these, during our homeroom class. It was a great way for students to be writing in classes other than Language Arts. However, these mini-lessons would also work great in a Language Arts class!
I used many of these lessons myself and saw the test scores at my school (which were 55% passing when I arrived) climb to 84% in just two short years! I think you will enjoy these short lessons... but be sure to check out some of my more in-depth powerpoints geared at helping struggling writers!
ENJOY & GOD BLESS!