*NEW* FULL-YEAR WRITING COURSE: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Middle-School-Writing-Course-FULL-YEAR-Grades-6-9-4684550
Middle School Writing Course: Semester 1 (September – December)
- a Sample Calendar that maps out how I have used these writing activities
- a Cheat Sheet for setting up Writers’ Notebooks
- Five Video Demos
- Thirteen Resources (720 pages)
♥ Students will strengthen their writing skills with high-interest, step-by-step, day-by-day writing and revising lessons which were designed to dramatically improve the writing proficiencies of students in grades 6-9.
♥ In addition to the narrative, explanatory, revision, and standards-based review lessons, there are 3 seasonal resources, 6 reference sheets, and 5 video tutorials.
♥ You’ll also find a calendar – with day-by-day pics and plans – showing how I’ve used the resources throughout the first semester.
♥ Even your most reluctant middle-school writers will enjoy these lessons and will see marked improvement in their writing skills.
“Great bundle! I taught High School English for 12 years before switching to middle school reading and writing. I was very nervous to teach the writing portion. This bundle is very thorough and has helped guide my lessons. Everything you could need is right here.” Brandi B.
“I am so excited to begin using this with my students. The videos provide quality professional development in the comfort of my own home!!! I would purchase this again and again! Thank you putting together such innovative writing ideas and strategies!” Magic in the Middle
“I love having access to these wonderful ideas and lessons in one place. I love your work. It is always highly challenging, yet accessible for the students. It is also fun for them. Thank you for sharing all of your hard work!” Jennifer D.
“An amazing amount a material in this product! I am in the process of using this with my 8th grade class and it has been a blessing as I prepare for the new school year. Lots of information and ideas. The short videos were very helpful as I have spent the last decade teaching math and science!” C.C.
· Personal Narrative Unit
· Classic Narrative Unit
· Expository/Explanatory Unit
· Writer’s Notebook Lessons (Collections - Free Writes – Target Skills)
· Descriptive Writing Lessons
· Reflective/Quotation Writing Lessons
· Peer ReviewLessons
· Using Precise Language and Transitions
· Seasonal Activities
· Writing Reference Sheets
· Emoji Partner Cards and Writing Prompts
BEGINNING OF THE YEAR UNIT AND NOTEBOOK SETUP
Personal Narrative Unit: Things You Don't Know About Me (3.50)
Writer's Notebook: Writing from Lists, Free Writing, and Targeted Skill Practice (7.00)
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)
Shades of Meaning: Using Precise Vocabulary (8.00)
EXPOSITORY AND REFLECTIVE WRITING
Essay Writing Made Easy: Annoying Personality Traits (3.50)
Gratitude Notes (2.50)
Quotation Quick Writes: Copy It. Explain It. Personalize It. (3.00)
Movie Quote Free Writes: GAB & GO Stations and Writing Prompts (7.50)
Quotation Interpretation: Words to the Wise Journaling and Drafting Pages (3.25)
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)
Winter Free Write Exercises (only available in this resource)
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