Writing Bundle Personal Narrative Opinion-Persuasive | Biography Informational

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This writing bundle includes resources for the narrative, persuasive, non-fiction biography, and informational writing (compare and contrast) genres. The print-n-go sheets, editable PowerPoint presentations, guided notes, interactive notebook activities, Scavenger Hunts, flipbooks, anchor charts, posters, checklists, and marking rubrics will teach your students a step-by-step approach to writing effectively. Activities scaffold every stage of the writing process. All components in this pack are designed to facilitate students to sit state tests, the Naplan, or writing assessments.


⭐ All units include both US and British English spellings.

This is a growing bundle and will include all current and future writing resources for the narrative, persuasive, non-fiction biography, and informational genres. You will receive items listed and future additions at the current price. The cost will rise as new packs are added. Work in progress.

Writing Units Included

♦I. NARRATIVE WRITING BUNDLE

Lessons in this bundle focus on identifying the language and structural components of a narrative. Mini-lessons target the use of transitions, description, figurative language, and dialogue to control pacing, in addition to effective ways of beginning and concluding narratives.

Students will be introduced to a range of activities to enhance their story-writing skills. The PowerPoint presentations (editable) will introduce them to the structural components of a narrative from the exposition, inciting incident, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Students will record notes (Cornell-style) on guided note-taking sheets and apply skills learned when writing sample pieces. Mini-lessons (more to be added) on sizzling starts, tightening tension, and point of view will further strengthen their acquired skills.

The sample texts, posters/anchor charts, graphic organizers, flipbook, self-editing, and peer-editing checklists, and VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers, Punctuation) handouts will help students maintain structure and write cohesively on the topic throughout the writing process. In addition, the Teacher Marking Rubric featuring eight criteria will make it easy for you to justify the final grade given.

The below 8 units are currently included in this bundle:

1. Narrative Writing Exposition - Sizzling Starts, Backfill, Get Back

It’s the start of an essay that needs to grab the reader’s attention and this mini-unit will scaffold the writing of sizzling starts and the technique of Backfill. The sample sizzling starts, backfills, and organizers will facilitate your students to write their own impressive starters. Moreover, the option to use QR Codes will make your students all the more enthusiastic about writing.

2. Narrative Writing The Exposition- Presentation, Guided Notes, Print & Digital Sheets

The PowerPoint Show, Student Guided Notes, Sheets (print pdf, PowerPoint templates, and templates in Google Slides) will provide a comprehensive approach to teaching the exposition in a narrative.

3. Narrative Writing Point of View

Prior to requiring students to write a narrative, it is imperative that they know its structural components. This mini-unit will help your students understand the purpose of the three main points of view: First Person, Third Person Limited, and Third Person Omniscient.

4. Narrative Writing Elements of a Plot - Editable Presentation & Guided Notes Scaffold the writing of the parts of a narrative that include the elements of a plot (exposition, inciting incident, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution) with this comprehensive pack comprising of 40 editable PowerPoint presentation slides, student-guided interactive notes, sample texts, self-editing and peer-editing checklists and marking rubric.

5. Narrative Writing Tightening Tension

Quite often when students write, they 'let the cat out of the bag' and give away the plot too quickly. This mini writing unit models how to build suspense by tightening tension in a narrative to make details more vivid and interesting. This technique can be applied to both personal and fictional narratives.

6. Narrative Writing Tightening Tension 2

This resource will help your students write the tightening tension in a narrative. Writing lessons scaffold the writing of the exposition, inciting incident, rising action (pebble, rock, boulder). In addition, the graphic organizers, checklists, and writing assignment will facilitate your students to write with impressive style and technique.

7. Narrative Writing Interactive Notebook

  • Narrative Writing Part I and Part II: mini-lessons on the Narrative Writing Structural and Language devices (interactive notebook templates).
  • On-demand Narrative Prompts, graphic organizers, and writing templates.
  • Writing Tools: The VCOP Gang
  • Sample Personal Narrative Writing Piece.
  • Self-editing and Peer editing Checklist.
  • Teacher Marking Rubric.
  • Detailed Lesson Plan outline.

8. Personal Narrative Print & Digital

This personal narrative writing unit (print and digital) will scaffold the structural elements of a narrative. Students will analyze a narrative written sample for its structural components and language devices.

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II. OPINION/PERSUASIVE WRITING BUNDLE

Lessons in this bundle focus on identifying the language and structural components of the persuasive genre. The interactive notebook templates, print-n-go sheets, flipbooks, mentor texts, scavenger hunts, graphic organizers, checklists, marking rubric, posters/anchor charts and writing prompts will enable you to scaffold structure throughout the writing process. Power points and guided notes (Cornell-style) will be added. Updates in progress.

The below 8 units are currently included in this bundle.

1. Persuasive Writing Mentor Text Focus - Best Friend

All lessons to teach and model the parts of a Persuasive Essay revolve around the mentor text, ‘The Need to Have a Best Friend.’ Application of writing skills is targeted via the close writing prompt: 'It is important to have friends'. The graphic organizers also enable students to write on other topics of choice.

2. Persuasive Writing Mentor Text Focus - Fast Food

All lessons to teach and model the parts of a Persuasive Essay revolve around the mentor text, ‘How Good is Fast Food?.’ Application of writing skills is targeted in the close writing prompt: The Importance of Eating Clean. The graphic organizers also enable students to write on other topics of choice.

3. Persuasive Writing Mentor Text Focus - Dogs Make the Best Pets

All lessons to teach and model the parts of a Persuasive Essay revolve around the mentor text, ‘Dogs Make the Best Pets.’ The graphic organizers also enable students to write on other topics of choice.

** Students have the choice of using print-n-go sheets or interactive notebook templates for writing lessons.

4. Persuasive/Opinion Writing Techniques Scavenger Hunt

Teach students 20 persuasive techniques of the persuasive writing genre with this interactive fun resource. This pack includes 20 Scavenger Hunt cards, 1 Recording Sheet, and an Answer Key to equip students with necessary content information on persuasive writing techniques that they can apply to their own persuasive essays.

5. Persuasive/Opinion Writing Structural Components Scavenger Hunt

This pack includes 20 Scavenger Hunt cards, 3 Recording Sheets, and Answer Key pages to equip students with necessary content information on the structural components of the introduction, body, and conclusion of an opinion essay. Students will be familiar with and able to adhere to the structural format when writing their own persuasive essays.

6. Persuasive/Opinion Writing Scaffolding Structure - Print-n-go Sheets

4 Mini-lessons on deconstructing structure, the introduction (hook, opinion, and thesis), the body (topic sentence, details, concluding sentence), and the conclusion (summary statement, re-statement of reasons, and call to action)

7. Persuasive/Opinion Writing Interactive Notebook

This pack features sample text, interactive notebook templates, graphic organizers, checklists, rubrics, posters/anchor charts, editable flipbook templates, website links and writing prompt cards to provide ample practice on scaffolding structure and maintaining cohesion throughout the writing process. Clear photograph instructions accompany each lesson's overview.

8. Persuasive/Opinion Writing - Editable Presentation & Guided Notes

Use the 51 presentation slides in conjunction with the Cornell-style student-guided notes to teach students the art of writing persuasively. Students record information as you present. Best of all, the slides and student note-taking sheets are editable empowering you to modify the resource to suit your students’ needs. You will be able to edit all written content.

9. Persuasive Writing Earth Day Theme (Sheets - added 2022)

Based on the sample persuasive essay, ‘Should you Ride Your Bike to School?’, students will be introduced to the writing process from brainstorming, planning, drafting, editing, and publishing.

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III. INFORMATIONAL WRITING (COMPARE AND CONTRAST) INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK

Students will be trained to write a comparison and contrast essay, both in point-by-point style and block style via interactive notebook templates, graphic organizers, and a flipbook. Sample text in focus included in addition to checklists and rubrics.

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♦ IV. NON-FICTION NARRATIVE WRITING: BIOGRAPHY

  • Interactive notebook templates to scaffold the structure of a biography. The below items are included:
  • 20 QR Codes to facilitate research on the subject
  • Online links for research
  • Posters/Anchor Charts on structural elements
  • 7 Graphic Organizers that focus on structural devices
  • Flipbook to apply research skills and adhere to structure
  • Self-editing checklist
  • Peer editing checklist
  • Teacher Grading Rubric

EXTRAS:

All writing packs adhere to a formal writing style characteristic of the requirements of state testing conditions. Lessons provide a step-by-step approach to writing and also scaffold every stage of the writing process. All materials have been classroom-tested a number of times with much success both in students' academic performance and state test results.

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→ Buyer, Laura M. said:

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I love the interactive aspect of these writing units. I also appreciate the detail that went into creating them. The photographs of the templates are very helpful. Thanks so much!

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See writing lessons for K-4 here:

Interested in getting your students to write biographies on 44 American presidents, 32 Black History heroes, and notable women in history? They can take their pick from the EDITABLE graphic organizers included in the bundles below. The end product is sure to make an impressive bulletin board display.

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Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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