OPINION//NARRATIVE/BIOGRAPHY/INFORMATIONAL MEGA WRITING BUNDLE

OPINION//NARRATIVE/BIOGRAPHY/INFORMATIONAL MEGA WRITING BUNDLE
OPINION//NARRATIVE/BIOGRAPHY/INFORMATIONAL MEGA WRITING BUNDLE
OPINION//NARRATIVE/BIOGRAPHY/INFORMATIONAL MEGA WRITING BUNDLE
OPINION//NARRATIVE/BIOGRAPHY/INFORMATIONAL MEGA WRITING BUNDLE
OPINION//NARRATIVE/BIOGRAPHY/INFORMATIONAL MEGA WRITING BUNDLE
OPINION//NARRATIVE/BIOGRAPHY/INFORMATIONAL MEGA WRITING BUNDLE
OPINION//NARRATIVE/BIOGRAPHY/INFORMATIONAL MEGA WRITING BUNDLE
OPINION//NARRATIVE/BIOGRAPHY/INFORMATIONAL MEGA WRITING BUNDLE
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RECENT ADDITIONS:

→ MAY 2018

WRITING PROCESS POSTERS

→ MARCH 2018

PERSUASIVE WRITING: EDITABLE PRESENTATION AND EDITABLE GUIDED NOTES

→ JANUARY 2018: Update/additions to flipbooks (editable)

FLIPBOOK BUNDLE

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The individual cost of the 16 writing units available in this mega bundle amounts to $93.50, and is discounted at more than 50% off to give you super savings. That's approximately $2.50 for each comprehensive writing pack! A separate file featuring British English spellings included.

This is a growing bundle and will include all current and future writing resources for the narrative, persuasive, non-fiction biography and informational genres. You will receive items listed and future additions at the current price. The cost will rise as new packs are added. Work in progress.

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This 1224 page writing bundle comprises of print-n-go sheets, editable Power Point presentations, guided notes, interactive notebook activities, Scavenger Hunts, flipbooks, anchor charts, posters, checklists and marking rubrics to teach your students a step-by step approach to writing effectively. Activities scaffold every stage of the writing process, All components in this pack are designed to facilitate students to sit state tests, the Naplan or writing assessments.

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Select the resource that meets your students' needs. Click on the links to read more.

♦I. NARRATIVE WRITING BUNDLE

Lessons in this bundle focus on identifying the language and structural components of a narrative. Mini lessons target use of transitions, description, figurative language, and dialogue to control pacing, in addition to effective ways of beginning and concluding narratives.

→ Students will be introduced to a range of activities to enhance their story-writing skills. The powerpoint presentations (editable) will introduce them to the structural components of a narrative from the exposition, inciting incident, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Students will record notes (Cornell-style) on guided note-taking sheets and apply skills learned when writing sample pieces. Mini lessons (more to be added) on sizzling starts, tightening tension, and point of view will further strengthen their acquired skills.

→ The sample texts, posters/anchor charts, graphic organizers, flipbook, self-editing and peer-editing checklists, and VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers, Punctuation) handouts will help students maintain structure and write cohesively on the topic throughout the writing process. In addition, the Teacher Marking Rubric featuring eight criteria will make it easy for you to justify the final grade given.

The below 6 units are currently included in this bundle:

✐1. NARRATIVE WRITING: SIZZLING STARTS AND BACKFILL

It’s the start of an essay that needs to grab the reader’s attention and this mini unit will scaffold the writing of sizzling starts and the technique of Backfill. The sample sizzling starts, backfills, and organizers will facilitate your students to write their own impressive starters. Moreover the option to use QR Codes will make your students all the more enthusiastic about writing.

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✐2. NARRATIVE WRITING: THE ORIENTATION: EDITABLE POWER POINT AND GUIDED NOTES (added Sept. 2017)

This resource focuses on teaching the orientation in a narrative. Use the 24 presentation slides in conjunction with the student guided notes that is in booklet form. Students record information as you present. The slides are editable so you will be able to edit content. Some text that is locked in with the clip art is not editable; this is in keeping with the artist’s terms of use.

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✐3. NARRATIVE WRITING: POINT OF VIEW

Prior to requiring students to write a narrative, it is imperative that they know its structural components. This mini unit will help your students understand the purpose of the three main points of view: First Person, Third Person Limited and Third Person Omniscient.

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✐4. NARRATIVE WRITING: THE ELEMENTS OF A PLOT: EDITABLE POWER POINT AND GUIDED NOTES(added Sept. 2017)

Scaffold the writing of the parts of a narrative that include the elements of a plot (exposition, inciting incident, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution) with this comprehensive pack comprising of 40 editable Power Point presentation slides, student guided interactive notes, sample texts, self-editing and peer-editing checklists and marking rubric.

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✐5. NARRATIVE WRITING: TIGHTENING TENSION

Quite often when students write, they 'let the cat out of the bag' and give away the plot too quickly. This mini writing unit models how to build suspense by tightening tension in a narrative to make details more vivid and interesting. This technique can be applied to both personal and fictional narratives.

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6. NARRATIVE WRITING: INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK

⭐ Narrative Writing Part I and Part II: mini lessons on the Narrative Writing Structural and Language devices (interactive notebook templates).

⭐ On-demand Narrative Prompts, graphic organizers and writing templates.

⭐ Writing Tools: The VCOP Gang

⭐ Sample Personal Narrative Writing Piece.

⭐ Self-editing and Peer editing Checklist.

⭐ Teacher Marking Rubric.

⭐ Detailed Lesson Plan outline.

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♦II. OPINION/PERSUASIVE WRITING BUNDLE

Lessons in this bundle focus on identifying the language and structural components of the persuasive genre. The interactive notebook templates, print-n-go sheets, flipbooks, mentor texts, scavenger hunts, graphic organizers, checklists, marking rubric, posters/anchor charts and writing prompts will enable you to scaffold structure throughout the writing process. Power points and guided notes (Cornell-style) will be added. Updates in progress.

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The below 8 units are currently included in this bundle. Click on the links to read more:

✐1. PERSUASIVE WRITING MENTOR TEXT: BEST FRIEND

All lessons to teach and model the parts of a Persuasive Essay revolve around the mentor text, ‘The Need to Have a Best Friend.’ Application of writing skills is targeted via the close writing prompt: 'It is important to have friends'. The graphic organizers also enable students to write on other topics of choice.

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✐2. PERSUASIVE WRITING: MENTOR TEXT: FAST FOOD

All lessons to teach and model the parts of a Persuasive Essay revolve around the mentor text, ‘How Good is Fast Food?.’ Application of writing skills is targeted in the close writing prompt: The Importance of Eating Clean. The graphic organizers also enable students to write on other topics of choice.

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✐3. PERSUASIVE/OPINION WRITING MENTOR TEXT: DOGS MAKE THE BEST PETS

All lessons to teach and model the parts of a Persuasive Essay revolve around the mentor text, ‘Dogs Make the Best Pets.’ The graphic organizers also enable students to write on other topics of choice.

** Students have the choice of using print-n-go sheets or interactive notebook templates for writing lessons.

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✐4. PERSUASIVE/OPINION WRITING TECHNIQUES SCAVENGER HUNT

Teach students 20 persuasive techniques of the persuasive writing genre with this interactive fun resource. This pack includes 20 Scavenger Hunt cards, 1 Recording Sheet, and an Answer Key to equip students with necessary content information on persuasive writing techniques that they can apply to their own persuasive essays.

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✐5. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS SCAVENGER HUNT: PERSUASIVE WRITING

This pack includes 20 Scavenger Hunt cards, 3 Recording Sheets, and Answer Key pages to equip students with necessary content information on the structural components of the introduction, body, and conclusion of an opinion essay. Students will be familiar with and able to adhere to the structural format when writing their own persuasive essays.

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✐6. OPINION/PERSUASIVE WRITING: SCAFFOLDING STRUCTURE: PRINT-N-GO SHEETS(added Oct. 2017)

4 Mini lessons on deconstructing structure, the introduction (hook, opinion and thesis), the body (topic sentence, details, concluding sentence) and the conclusion (summary statement, re-statement of reasons and call to action)

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✐7. OPINION/PERSUASIVE WRITING INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK (added Oct. 2017)

This pack features sample text, interactive notebook templates, graphic organizers, checklists, rubrics, posters/anchor charts, editable flipbook templates, website links and writing prompt cards to provide ample practice on scaffolding structure and maintaining cohesion throughout the writing process. Clear photograph instructions accompany each lesson's overview.

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✐8. PERSUASIVE WRITING: EDITABLE PRESENTATION AND EDITABLE GUIDED NOTES (added March. 2018)

Use the 51 presentation slides in conjunction with the Cornell-style student guided notes to teach students the art of writing persuasively. Students record information as you present. Best of all, the slides and student note-taking sheets are editable empowering you to modify the resource to suit your students’ needs. You will be able to edit all written content.

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♦ III. INFORMATIONAL WRITING (COMPARE AND CONTRAST)INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK

Students will be trained to write a comparison and contrast essay, both in point-by-point style and block style via interactive notebook templates, graphic organizers and a flipbook. Sample text in focus included in addition to checklists and rubrics.

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♦ IV. NON FICTION NARRATIVE WRITING: BIOGRAPHY

Interactive notebook templates to scaffold the structure of a biography. The below items are included:

⚫ 20 QR Codes to facilitate research on subject

⚫ Online links for research

⚫ Posters/Anchor Charts on structural elements

⚫ 7 Graphic Organizers that focus on structural devices

⚫ Flipbook to apply research skills and adhere to structure

⚫ Self-editing checklist

⚫ Peer editing checklist

⚫ Teacher Grading Rubric

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All writing packs adhere to a formal writing style characteristic of the requirements of state testing conditions. Lessons provide a step-by step approach to writing and also scaffold every stage of the writing process. All materials have been classroom tested a number of times with much success both in students' academic performance and state test results.

More packs will be added to this growing bundle. Buy in at the current price to get super savings.

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Read some impressive feedback left by buyers of this resource:

→ On May 25, 2018, Simone H. said:

The most comprehensive writing pack I have ever purchased. It saved me hours of prep time. Thanks!

→ On February 14, 2018, Karen D. said:

I'm so excited to get the whole bundle for a great price! I already had the opinion packet and I loved it! Worked very well with both grade 6 and 8. Thank you.

→ On December 4, 2017, Laura M. said:

LOVED this and I found it extremely helpful to review narrative writing at the beginning of the year!

→ On December 4, 2017, Mandee Jablonski said:

So fabulous and absolutely helpful for my students! Thank you for this wonderful narrative writing resource.

→ On August 24, 2016, Lori Ladner (TpT Seller) said:

My students have gotten so much out of this product! Makes it easy to help teach how to write a narrative.

→ On February 7, 2016, Barbara Phinney Gydosh (TpT Seller) said:

thanks for making the process easy and clear

→ On July 10, 2015, Kathy P. said:

Great way to help students prepare for writing test!

→ On May 3, 2015, Leigh K. said:

Great bundle of genre writing tasks for my class, thanks.

→ On January 27, 2015, Teacherof20 (TpT Seller) said:

this is an amazing product. I feel like I will do a much thorough job of teaching writing genres with this. I love the interactive notebook aspect of it. Awesome!

→ On January 27, 2015, Silvia Garay Sanchez (TpT Seller) said:

I love the interactive aspect of these writing units. I also appreciate the detail that went into creating them. The photographs of the templates are very helpful. Thanks so much!

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See the Persuasive Writing resource for grades 3-4 here:

PERSUASIVE/OPINION WRITING: EDITABLE PRESENTATION AND GUIDED NOTES: GRADES 3-4

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Interested in getting your students to write biographies on 44 American presidents, 32 Black History heroes and notable women in history? They can take their pick from the EDITABLE graphic organizers included in the bundles below. The end product is sure to make an impressive bulletin board display.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: BIOGRAPHY

AMERICAN PRESIDENTS: BIOGRAPHY

BLACK HISTORY: BIOGRAPHY

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