Writing Workshop for Middle School: Teaching Students to Write Effective Essays

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This book gives an in-depth description of 10 expository writing assignments to be used alone or in a writing workshop setting. Each writing assignment includes a description, 3 mini-lessons, an assignment sheet for students (with checkboxes), a rubric, brainstorming sheets and mentor texts (also called sample reading). I also explain how to set up and maintain a writing workshop, and how the 10 assignments and mini-lessons are scaffolded in order to progress in complexity as the year goes on. I also discuss test preparation for essay writing on standardized tests. Here is the Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Starting Out
How to Use This Book
The Classroom

Chapter 2: Up and Running
The Workshop in Motion
Grading
Desk Time and Conferencing
Notebooks
Minilessons
Editing/Revising Checksheets

Chapter 3: Essay Prep
What is an Essay?
Topics for Writing

Chapter 4: Assignment #1: Introductory Letter

Chapter 5: Assignment #2: Process Essay

Chapter 6: Assignment #3: Compare & Contrast Essay

Chapter 7: Assignment #4: Persuasive Essay

Chapter 8: Assignment #5: Letter for Social Change

Chapter 9: Assignment #6: Book Review

Chapter 10: Assignment #7: Arts Review

Chapter 11: Assignment #8: Personal Essay

Chapter 12: Assignment #9: Short Story Analysis

Chapter 13: Assignment #10: Analysis of a Poem

Chapter 14: Final Preparations for the Test

Appendix A: Forms to Photocopy
Spelling Practice Sheet
Editing/Revising Checksheet 1
Editing/Revising Checksheet 2
Editing/Revising Checksheet 3
Editing/Revising Checksheet 4

Appendix B: Minilesson Quick Reference

Appendix C: Additional Minilesson Supplements
Persuasive Essay General Topics
Words Instead of “Said”
List of Additional Poem Titles Arranged by Poetic Technique
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177
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Writing Workshop for Middle School: Teaching Students to W
Writing Workshop for Middle School: Teaching Students to W
Writing Workshop for Middle School: Teaching Students to W
Writing Workshop for Middle School: Teaching Students to W