Middle School Writing Course: FULL YEAR (Grades 6-9)

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Middle School Writing Course: FULL YEAR

Why You’ll L-O-V-E this Resource

♥ Students will strengthen their writing skills with high-interest, step-by-step writing and revising lessons which were designed to dramatically improve the writing proficiencies of students in grades 6-9.

♥ In addition to the narrative, opinion/argument, explanatory, informative/research, and standards-based revision lessons, there are 6 seasonal resources, 6 reference sheets, and 9 video tutorials.

♥ You’ll also find a calendar with day-by-day pics and plans – showing how I’ve used the resources throughout the year.

♥ Even your most reluctant middle-school writers will enjoy these lessons and will see marked improvement in their writing skills.


Lessons Included in This Resource

· Personal Narrative Unit

· Classic Narrative Writing Unit

· Expository/Explanatory Writing Unit

· Opinion/Argument Unit

· Writer’s Notebook Lessons (Collections - Free Writes – Target Skills)

· Descriptive Writing Lessons

· Reflective Writing Lessons (writing about reading/direct quotations)

· Standards-Based Skills (e.g. using transitions/transition phrases, using precise language, etc.)

· Peer Review Lessons (10 minute revision strategies)

· Seasonal Activities

· Writing Reference Sheets and Practice Prompts

· Writing Practice Partner Cards



40 Resources in This Course

BEGINNING OF THE YEAR LESSONS AND NOTEBOOK SETUP

Personal Narrative Unit: Things You Don't Know About Me (3.50)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Personal-Narrative-Unit-Things-You-Dont-Know-About-Me-3133477

Writer's Notebook: Writing from Lists, Free Writing, and Targeted Skill Practice (7.00)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writers-Notebook-Writing-from-Lists-Free-Writing-and-Targeted-Skill-Practice-257593

NARRITIVE WRITING

Scary Story Writing 101 (5.50)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scary-Story-Writing-101-2701819

Make Your Characters Jump Off the Page (4.50) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Make-Your-Characters-Jump-Off-the-Page-459712

Show Don't Tell: Adding Attention-Grabbing Details to Narratives (5.50) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Show-Dont-Tell-Adding-Attention-Grabbing-Details-to-Narratives-998977

SKILL PRACTICE AND REVIEW

Transitions: Transition Ticket Paragraph Prompts (5.50)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Transitions-Transition-Ticket-Paragraph-Prompts-440188

Shades of Meaning: Using Precise Vocabulary (8.00)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Shades-of-Meaning-Using-Precise-Vocabulary-1582762

EXPOSITORY AND REFLECTIVE WRITING

Essay Writing Made Easy: Annoying Personality Traits (3.50)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Essay-Writing-Made-Easy-Annoying-Personality-Traits-3082906

Gratitude Notes (2.50)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gratitude-Notes-3476425


QUOTATION WRITING

Quotation Quick Writes: Copy It. Explain It. Personalize It. (3.00)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Quotation-Quick-Writes-Copy-It-Explain-It-Personalize-It-1842664

Movie Quote Free Writes: GAB & GO Stations and Writing Prompts (7.50)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MOVIE-QUOTES-GAB-GO-STATIONS-AND-WRITING-PROMPTS-830397

Quotation Interpretation: Words to the Wise Journaling and Drafting Pages (3.25)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Quotation-Interpretation-Words-to-the-Wise-Journaling-and-Drafting-Pages-2604944

NARRATIVE AND DESCRIPTIVE WRITING

Flash Fiction Writing (5.50)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Flash-Fiction-101-3962722

Character Meetups (4.00)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Character-Meetups-Boring-Characters-Be-Gone-2471197

Visual Writer’s Notebook (5.00)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Visual-Writers-Notebook-Grammar-and-Writing-Lessons-607243

Flash Fiction Friday Scaffolding Lessons (7.00) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Flash-Fiction-Friday-3970330

OPINION/ARGUMENT WRITING

Argument Stations: Practicing the Argument Format (5.50) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Argument-Gab-Go-Stations-Practicing-the-Argument-Writing-Format-2237697

Argument Writing 101 (3.50)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Argument-Writing-101-PowerPoint-Cheat-Sheet-and-Paired-Activity-Cards-492066

Vote from Your Seat and On Your Feet (3.00)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Voting-from-Your-Seat-and-on-Your-Feet-2476833

WRITING ABOUT READING

Book Tasting: The Reading/Writing Connection (4.00) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Book-Tasting-A-Scavenger-Hunt-Smorgasbord-978005

It’s all About Evidence Graphic Organizers: Planning/Writing Reading Responses (5.50)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Its-All-About-Evidence-Graphic-Organizers-for-Grades-5-9-2073387

Claim it. Prove It. Simplify It. (4.50)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Claim-it-Prove-It-Simplify-It-An-EZ-Writing-about-Reading-Response-System-4618487

REFERENCE CHEAT SHEETS / REVISION STRATEGIES / PAIRING CARDS

Writing Reference Pages/Cheat Sheets (2.50) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Reference-Pages-876713

Peer Feedback Strategies That Change Writers (4.75) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Revising-and-Editing-Peer-Feedback-Strategies-that-Change-Writers-4536020

Writing Partner Emoji Cards (3.50)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Emoji-Partner-Cards-4459181

SEASONAL LESSONS (Semester 2)

Black History Information Swap (4.00)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Black-History-Information-Swap-21-African-American-Mini-Biographies-and-Posters-4348981

Hot Seat (Valentine’s Day) (2.50)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/HOT-SEAT-Interactive-Reading-Strategy-and-Quick-Demo-Mini-Lesson-2687145

St. Paddy’s Day: Writing from a List (2.50)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Saint-Paddys-Day-Writing-from-a-List-4444078

RESEARCH / INFORMATIONAL / SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Research and Present: Print & Go State Travel Guides (6.50) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Research-Present-USA-Travel-Guide-Project-Bundle-Set-1-4648135

Biography Research Frames (10.00)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Biography-Research-Frames-Paragraph-and-Speech-Templates-1027208

Strange But True Facts (3.25) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/15-Second-Speech-Strange-But-True-Facts-4632985

CREATIVE WRITING

Writing with Sound (5.50)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-with-Sound-Interjections-Exclamations-and-Onomatopoeia-Words-4572492

Idiom Writing Challenge: This or That (3.00)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/IDIOM-WRITING-CHALLENGE-THIS-OR-THAT-4014485

Physical Response Vocabulary (3.75) https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vocabulary-Physical-Response-Vocabulary-Instruction-for-Grade-6-9-4391183

COLLABORATIVE / REVIEW LESSONS

Inferring Details from Dialogue Quotes (6.50)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Prompts-Inferring-Details-from-Dialogue-Quotes-50-Gab-Go-Stations-4675064

Top 10 Lists (6.00)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-from-Top-10-Lists-Bell-Ringers-and-Prewriting-Collections-945692

Quotation Stations (6.00)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Quotation-Stations-Secondary-Gab-Go-Discussion-Prompts-2252736

Reflection Writing (4.00)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Close-Reading-Reflections-A-Journaling-Annotating-and-Text-Analysis-Unit-2578099

BONUSES
Lift-A-Line Winter Free Writes

Video and Photo Tutorials

If sold separately: $175 with bonuses

Visit me on Pinterest (32K followers) https://www.pinterest.com/elaseminars/and at my blog http://www.elaseminargal.com/

Total Pages
1600+
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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