Ultimate Writing Bundle for Freshman & Sophomores | High School Writing Unit

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8th - 11th, Homeschool
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Such a a helpful resource for my students, It greatly helped them develop paper writing skills and gain confidence.
This has everything! You can use it as a unit or two, pull resources, use it to supplement your own units, etc. It worked really well for all of my students.

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    Bulletin Board Pieces: Lettering, Posters, Conferencing Cards


    This writing bundle contains everything I use for writing throughout the year with my freshmen and sophomores. The preview contains a detailed map for using all of these products, which I have created to address different learners and needs. The material in this writing is available in digital and print formats

    While creating these writing activities, I kept the overarching idea in mind that students can and should take responsibility in for their learning and writing. Many points throughout these activities, I ask students to reflect and take ownership of the writing process, something important for older students.

    Most of the contents of this bundle are in my store separately (listed below), but this bundle contains the outline for using the materials, editable checklists, and all the materials at a discounted price.


    Writing Expectations Powerpoint (Google Slides):

    √ Completely editable writing presentation. Covers:

    • Expectations for revising and editing papers and applying teacher comments.

    • Specific paper problems such as wordiness, incomplete thoughts, cliches, etc.

    • Definitions, examples, and expectations for brainstorming, introductions, topic
    sentences, thesis statements, conclusions, focus, organization, voice, conventions,
    transitions, style, and more.

    √ Student note-taking sheets.

    High School Writing Prompts

    Need help with ideas for larger papers? These writing prompts are divided into categories: narrative, informative, argumentative.

    Improve Student Writing: Overused Words, Sentence Structure, and More

    As students continue with writing, show them small but meaningful ways to improve their writing.

    This writing activity specifically helps students improve their vocabulary.

    Organize Student Writing: Outlining or Graphic Organizers

    Get students on the path to success with these activities that cover organization basics. You choose the approach that works best for your classes while building a community of writers.

    MLA Research Rubrics (editable) and Writing Cards

    These rubrics are editable because everyone has slightly different wording. I have also included an editable editing and revising sheet to use as you conference with students and to track data.

    Improve Student Writing: Eliminate Linking Verbs

    Students may struggle with thinking of strong verbs. For students who repeat is, am, are, was, were... this activity is for them.

    This writing activity includes task cards and writing practice.

    Editing and Revising Activities Bundle for Secondary Students

    Differentiate with this editing and revising activity! I typically use stations for students, but partner and individual practice will work too.

    Improve Student Writing: Stop Writing Cliches!

    Provide students with a method for improving their descriptions while eliminating common cliches. Easily turn the cliche cards into a fun writing game.

    Argumentative Presentation and Activity

    Set the foundation and your expectations with this editable Powerpoint for argumentative writing. A RAFT activity is included.

    Writing Graphic Organizers

    Eleven graphic organizers will allow you to scaffold and provide student choice throughout the writing process.

    The writing graphic organizers cover:

    √ Introductions

    √ Traits of writing

    √ Sentence structure

    √ Conclusions

    √ Brainstorming options

    √ Transitions

    √ Voice

    Writing Bell Ringers with Pictures
    To help students write for various purposes, I created a presentation with 33 writing prompts (enough for one month). The prompts are either narrative, expository, or argumentative. Many teachers use these as bell ringers; however, you may fit them into practice any time during class.

    Writing Test Bank

    Since many high school teachers are required to give final exams, I have included a test bank with over 40 EDITABLE pages of test questions. You will receive a Word document that you can modify to use as a pre-test, final exam, or post-unit test.

    BONUS! Bulletin Board Pieces

    Older students appreciate mature looking displays. I have included "writing" lettering, posters, and conferencing cards. I typically hang a decorative folder with the cards and ask students to "take what they need."

    This writing bulletin board is only available in the bundle.

    I use all of these writing activities with my high school students throughout the school year. Because there are so many, you will be able to differentiate and personalize. I do not have a complete map of day by day activities, but I do include the overall process in the preview.

    You can view the specifics of this writing bundle in the above links, but this bundle does contain extras file of bulletin board pieces to use with older students.

    This writing bundle specifically works with freshmen and sophomores, but with a few adjustments, the materials will work for a bit younger or older students. I have left the majority of the material editable, and you will have a license to use this digitally.


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    Feedback from other teachers about this writing bundle. . .

    This has everything! You can use it as a unit or two, pull resources, use it to supplement your own units, etc. It worked really well for all of my students.

    Once I looked deeper into the resources, I realized there is a solid plan and progression with excellent resources. The minilessons, worksheets, and activities are spot-on for my freshmen writers and will fill in gaps with what I already do.

    A great source for helping students during the writing unit.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
    Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
    Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.
    Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
    Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.


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