Teaching students how to write powerful essays and stories has just gotten easier. This document contains DIFFERENTIATED lessons that teach the fundamentals of informative, opinion, and narrative writing skills. The lessons are differentiated so that students at varying levels can gain skills to become even better writers. The lessons are written at different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Most lessons contain Comprehend, Apply, and Analyze sections. This is designed to bridge a connection between learning how to write and learning how to analyze the writing of professional writers.
Students learn the techniques that professional authors use and WHY they use them at strategic places in a reading passage. This will help students improve their reading comprehension skills and notice subtle details when they closely read text too. Plus, students gain tools that help them become stronger writers. This document meets the needs of students at different writing levels, teaches writing techniques, and gives students background to help them analyze reading passages.
--Writing rubrics, helpful charts, writing prompts, and detailed lessons are all included--
LESSON TOPICS INCLUDE:
*Writing Strong Introductory Paragraphs
*Including Details That Show Rather Than Tell
*Different Types of Text Details And When To Use Them
*Transition Words And Phrases
*Capitalization And Punctuation
*Creating Strong Body Paragraphs
*Writing Clear Conclusions
*How To Write Dialogue
*Descriptive Words To Use While Writing
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