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Real World PBL Writing Projects Bundle Print & Digital

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7th - 12th, Homeschool
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    Expand your students' authentic skill base and engage in real-world change through this wide collection of universal, plug-and-play writing project packs to enhance any course from English to History to Current Events to College Writing or Business classes!

    This is the perfect way to seamlessly turn any humanities unit or course into project-based!

    Plus, each resource comes in both PDF and Google Slides for your flexibility!

    These projects are print-and-go, very-low-prep, and all-inclusive- perfect for the frazzled teacher! Everything from step-by-step student project coversheets to brainstorming outlines to annotated samples to performance review reflections is included in each of these. By getting this bundle you save big and have access to all future Art of Writing kits!

    With this bundle, you save 20%!


    Greatness is practicing the invaluable skill base of writing to move and persuade real audiences.

    No better way to teach writing than to do it for real! Challenge your students to take what they have learned in your class and use it to influence real people- their elected officials, corporate execs, and community members.

    With this bundle, you will have the tools to write anything, including:

    --- Start the year strong with a personal statement essay

    --- Tie any historical or modern controversy to writing a company to boycott its practices

    --- Culminate a persuasive writing unit with forming an impassioned position to one’s own elected official

    --- Extend your students’ learning of any topic of study by interviewing a family or community member

    --- Bring closure to a capstone project with a reflection essay

    Each project kits comes with:

    --- Step-by-step direction sheets, perfect for checking off and student planning

    --- Overview sheet with a broad and specific context and directions for the finished product

    --- Brainstorm and outline sheets to fine-tune those great ideas

    --- Annotated sample sheets, providing clear examples and sentence starter stems

    --- Peer / Self Edit sheets to improve their rough drafts

    --- Performance Review sheets to reflect and score against CCSS-aligned and universal rubrics

    --- Research sheets to investigate and record findings

    --- Editable PPT files with student direction slides and links to online resources

    --- BONUS Skill handouts, covering need-to-do skills like finding quality sources and annotating a citation

    --- Both PDF and Google Slide versions of all student sheets

    This bundle includes:

    Interview Narrative Essay

    Letter to the Editor

    Letter to an Elected Official

    Boycott / Buycott Business Letter

    Op-Ed Essay

    Personal Statement

    Position Paper

    Thank You Note Card Letter

    Reflection Essay


    Tips from My Classroom

    These writing-centered projects make up the bulk of the authentic products my students perform as the culmination of our content units in my PBL classroom. Really any topic can easily be made PBL with some creativity!

    --- We learn what it means to be an American hero, then we research and write to someone we believe fits the definition, thanking them for their contributions.

    --- We explore the democratic practices national government, then interview community members asking for their perspectives.

    --- We study for and take the US Naturalization Test then write an impassioned and informed Op-Ed essay to the local paper regarding the debate about making it a high school graduation requirement.

    Arm your students with a writing toolkit and they can move the world. Just guide from the side with this collection of universal project packs that can be tied to any unit of study!

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! I am thrilled to share my love of project-based learning to cultivate the next generation of doers!


    Want to explore other ways to incorporate authentic writing?

    Civics Political & Community Service Learning Project frame a meaningful course-long service project, utilizing 6 Art of Writing resources

    Authentic Audience Writing Project offer the real-world audiences of college admissions, scholarship committees, and the public stage with 3 Art of Writing resources

    This listing is for one license for regular classroom use by a single teacher only. In upholding copyright law, PDF resources are uneditable and resources made for Google Classroom are limitedly editable, unless otherwise stated. By purchasing a license to this resource, you have access to all future updates at no cost, available under “My Purchases". Multiple and transferable licenses are available for purchase. To request a complete terms of use prior to purchase or if you have any questions about this resource, please leave a question below under Product Q&A.

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    160 PDF + 160 Google Slide pages
    Answer Key
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    Teaching Duration
    Lifelong tool
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
    Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
    Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
    Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.


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