Writing Rules! Lessons, Prompts, and Rubrics for all CCSS Grades 4-6

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Are you looking for an ALL-IN-ONE writing tool that incorporates all of the writing standards into one resource? Are you looking for interactive notebook work, while also incorporating authentic writing? This is the writing tool for you!

I am a language arts teacher, which means that it is my responsibility to also make sure that though not tested, my students leave me better writers, thinkers, speakers, and users of vocabulary. It is a lot to squeeze into a year. I realized that while word work and writing take place consistently in my classroom, I needed a writing tool that was easy to implement as well as also would help me make sure all of the writing standards were covered. This is the rationale for why I created this resource! I want to send successful readers and writers on to the next grade.

Included in this resource are the following writing units:
•Argument/Opinion Writing Unit
•Informative/Explanatory Writing Unit
•Narrative Writing Unit
•Editing and Revising Work
•Technology and Writing Work
•Research Writing Unit

In addition, there are additional topics for students, so the writing can be spiraled during the course of the year!

•Mimio or SMART Board
•Chart paper for anchor charts to display around the classroom for easy reference
•Student writing binder, folder, or notebook. A binder with sheet protectors worked best for my students.
•Laptop/desktop computer access for research and publishing.

•Share CCSS with students. I post these in the form of “I Can…” statements so that the learning is clear to students and have it visible on my front whiteboard.
•Use Mini-Lesson.
•Brainstorm and draft a sample with students. This does not have to be a complete example, but I find that the more detailed I am, the better ALL of my students will write.
•Model the writing process.
•Pull into small groups based on need for more instruction.
•Peer and teacher edit.

Accomplish all of your writing during the course of the year with this product!

For more of my Writing and Word Work Resources:

•Draw, Write, and Share! Problem-Based Journal Prompts for Reluctant Writers

•Journal of the Week for Middle Grades to Middle School

•Sentence of the Day: CCSS Editing Toolkit

•Word of the Day CCSS Word Work for Middle School

•Writing Rules! Lessons, Prompts, and Rubrics for ALL CCSS for Grades 4-6

•Summertime Journal Prompts


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Happy Writing!
Total Pages
95 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
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 three pages in a single sitting.


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