Have you ever assigned in-class writing and just when you're absorbed helping one student get started, five students interrupt with "Mrs. A! I can't remember what you said about how to write a hook!" or "Mrs. A! What's another word for..." or the dreaded, "Mrs. A! What words do I use to describe tone?" Alleviate student helplessness and foster independence with The Handy Handbook!
This MEGA student guide includes step-by-step, visually pleasing writing guides and so much more to help students with literary analysis, argumentative writing, and research. In addition, this handbook frees up the teacher by providing reference material that can be utilized at any time.
Suggestions: I like to print out 30-35 copies (front/back) and bind them in report covers. Then I plop them under each desk in my room for easy student access. I also put a copy in the About section of my Google Classroom for students to reference when they are writing at home.
This Handbook includes:
Absent Work Procedures (customizable for your class!)
What to do When You Need HELP! (customizable!)
Parts of Speech
Different Ways to Begin Sentences
Other Ways to Say “So”
How to Annotate Text
Types of Context Clues
How to Write a Theme Statement
Types of Hooks
HIT PEEEE POOP Literary Analysis Guide
All About Evidence
Summary vs. Critical Analysis
Literary Analysis Examples for Every Paragraph
Rhetorical Analysis Guide
Editing vs. Revising
Class Songs (HIT PEEEE POOP, Soapstone, 6 Traits)
Tone vs. Mood
How to Write a Book Review
Harris Moves for Argumentative Writing
Argumentative Writing Outline
Paraphrasing without Plagiarising
SPACE: Narrative Writing
CRAAP: Analyzing Sources
DIDLS: Tone Analysis
FARTS: Decoding a Prompt
SOAPSTONE: Rhetorical Analysis Strategy
Please Note: This Handbook was created in Google Slides and requires a Google account to utilize.