This is a packet designed to help students improve their writing skills by providing them with writing templates, guides, a format, and samples all in one place. I have used this for two years and have made tweaks along the way to ensure this is an easy-to-use resource/guide for everyone!
When I first started teaching I would pass out numerous writing hand outs throughout the year only to have students lose them, scatter them throughout their binders, or not use them when writing because they couldn't find any of them. It dawned on me that I should just put all of the hand outs together in a packet so they were all in one spot and so students could easily access all of them when working on writing assignments. That's how this packet was created!
The majority of students use this packet not only in my classroom, but in grades 7-12 in my district! I have seen a drastic improvement in their writing since I am able to say, "take out your writing resource packet" when working on assignments.
There are 22 pages of information!
The following is included:
Table of contents
PEEL writing format (stands for point, evidence, explain, link)
PEEL graphic organizer
PEEL paragraph example
How to cite and format quotes in MLA
How to create thesis statements
How to create topic sentences
Simple, compound, and complex sentences
Commonly misspelled words
MLA format rules
Sample page from essay
Sample works cited
How to create a works cited page