This writing packet (29 pages long) was designed specifically for remedial writers, who did not pass the 7th grade writing test, and who must take the test again as 8th graders. These students are placed into the "Gateway" program and 8th grade teachers work to improve their writing abilities.
With that said, the activities in this packet would work for ANY student who needs extra help with expository writing. And in fact, this packet could be used with some slight modification for a whole-class assignment. However, it was designed so that students could work on the packet independently.
The lessons focus on aspects of expository writing, with a special emphasis on evaluation and problem-solution styles.
I hope you find this packet of writing materials to be helpful.