Writer's Notebook for Secondary Students

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7th - 12th, Homeschool
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175 pages, 150 slides
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I love the idea of a writer's notebook but, as a high school teacher, I don't have a lot of time for cutting and pasting. My students also need more room to write. So, I created a writing notebook that can be stored in a binder, one that allows room for students to work and to store other handouts as necessary. Each section of the notebook comes with a corresponding slide show that you can use to introduce, reinforce or review the skills and concepts in the notebook (depending on the age/needs of your students, you may need more detailed instruction for some of these).

APRIL 2020: The elements of good writing and description/narration files have been updated for distance learning. Download again if you already own this bundle, or click hereto access the distance version only.

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My binder has several sections: the first part teaches (or reminds) students about the writing process -- I've even included posters for your classroom.

The second section focuses on the elements of effective writing, and students will experiment with diction, tone, syntax, imagery and showing, not telling.

The third section takes a close look at description and narration and provides students with several exercises that they can use to hone these skills. You'll find pages for describing, reflecting, creating character, using dialogue, planning the plot, using foreshadowing and flashback, establishing point of view, creating setting, theme, symbolism, openings and closings.

Section four switches to non-fiction writing, and students will work on ways to write introductory and concluding paragraphs, as well as methods for developing their ideas. I have included a variety of graphic organizers that they can use for the essay types you may ask them to write.

There is also a teacher planner to help you with your planning, organization and assessment.

You could also add my Short Mentor Texts for Secondary Writing and Writing Prompts for Stamina & Skills, which would be an excellent addition to your student's notebooks.


Creative Writing Assignments

Writing Lessons: Word Choice

Writing Introductions & Conclusions

Reminder Booklets for Reading,Writing & Close Reading

Variety in Sentence Structure, Length & Openings

Awkward Wording: Help your students write strong sentences

Descriptive Writing: Avoiding Cliches

Research Skills Bundle

Writing the Literary Essay

Essay Planning Stations

Essay Revision Learning Stations

Writer's Workshop Stations

Grammar Learning Stations Bundle

Narrative Writing Stations

Halloween Creative Writing Learning Stations

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175 pages, 150 slides
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