Let's face it: teaching writing is hard. There are a million little skills, it's subjective, and it can be overwhelming. I can't tell you how many times I've been in the middle of a writing unit and thought, "I wish I had a practice activity for ____."
So, I decided to make a practice activity for all 16 Common Core Writing Sub-Standards related to narratives, informational essays, and arguments. And I created this discount bundle to share them all with you!
You get practice sheets for all of the skills that are ready to print and use today. No prep, except running copies. Many of them make great handouts for future reference, but they all have something for students to DO to practice the skill. They work well as warm-ups, homework assignments, or even sub plans. They make great additions to your interactive notebook, or can be used as test prep to focus on specific skills your students need to review.
Need a quick review of introductions with sentence starters? Got it. How about a practice for writing effective dialogue that reveals details about the characters a narrative? It's in here. Examples and practice for transitions in an argument body paragraph? Yup.
By purchasing the bundle, you are saving 50% off the price of buying the products individually in my store. And you'll be set for the whole year.
I've also included a Writing Interest Survey to use for your students during the first week of school. It's designed to help you understand what your students are interested in so that you can create writing assignments that they will be engaged and passionate about.
List of topics:
Claim/Counterclaim, selecting relevant evidence, argument transitions, maintaining a formal style, argument conclusion, writing an intro, types of evidence, informative essay transitions, domain-specific vocab, informative essay conclusions, establishing a setting, dialogue/descriptive details, narrative transitions, descriptive details, narrative conclusion