Substitute or Everyday Common Core Literature Writing Activities contains six different one-page writing assignments that can be paired with ANY story, drama, or novel.
Perfect for sub plans, just choose a short story or a chapter in the class novel and have students complete one of the writing assignments. Each is designed with a graphic organizer to keep students engaged, on topic, and consulting the text for details.
This product aligns mainly with two Common Core Writing Standards:
W.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content
W.3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events
The topics included in this product and the CCWS for each are:
A CHARACTER CHANGES – W.2 The student must explain, after finding and analyzing text-based details, how a character changes over the course of the text.
AN IMPORTANT CONFLICT – W.2 The student must use text-based details to describe a conflict and then convey ways in which the conflict is resolved.
CHARACTER’S JOURNAL ENTRY – W.3 The student assumes a character’s first-person point of view to write a narrative page, developing ideas to convey the character’s experiences.
EXTEND THE STORY – W.3 The student writes an additional narrative page of the story to extend the ending, using a format similar to the author’s.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE – W.2 The student examines an important event from the text and must use text-based details to convey key information about the event in a news article.
LETTER OF ADVICE – W.2 The student examines a character’s actions or decisions and must analyze these factors and then give the character specific advice.
Two attractive WRITING PAGES for the student writing are included in the download for each assignment with the topic neatly displayed. A wide-ruled and a thin-ruled format are provided so that you can differentiate if you have struggling students that would meet success with fewer lines on their page, or students who need to be challenged with more.
An easy-to-use GRADING CHECKLIST page is provided where the teacher highlights a student’s strengths and weaknesses through a bank of writing comments and then provides a holistic grade.
If you are looking for meaningful substitute materials to use with literature where you will be meeting Common Core writing standards, this resource will definitely be helpful.
These assignments are also great for everyday lessons if you just want an array of literature-based Common Core Writing Activities!
(Product download includes 6 assignment pages, 12 writing sheets, 3 pages of TEACHER DIRECTIONS.)
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Please click below to view more of my Common Core resources:
Common Core Differentiated Short Response Slips for Literature
Common Core Bell Ringers - 180 Daily Warm-Ups with Answer Slides
Common Core Informational Text - Student Response Pages for 8th Grade
Common Core Informational Text - Student Response Pages for 7th Grade
Common Core Informational Text - Student Response Pages for 6th Grade
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