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Persuasive, narrative, expository, creative. Lead your class through the writing process for a variety of genres.
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Persuasive Practice: A Mt. Rushmore Addition
Explore persuasive writing skills. Budding authors will research a US President and persuade the National Park Service to add him to Mt. Rushmore. In addition to the persuasive essay, individuals are required to develop a visual presentation using a web-based software that they then present to their class.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Tips for Free Response Questions
Read before answering. Write to the points. Follow the questions within the question. These are just some of the useful tips for free response questions that are included in this handout. Whether for a short answer worksheet, document-based question, or research essay, prepare your learners for the many free response questions they are sure to encounter throughout their education!
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding the Modern Olympic Games
Do you know when and where the first Olympic Games were held? Do you know what each of the five rings in the Olympic symbol represent? Your pupils will learn about the birth and development of the modern Olympic Games, and will conclude by writing brief essays considering the perspective of an Olympic athlete.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Basic Guide to Writing an Essay
Introducing your class to essay writing? The gentle tone, concise explanations, and clear examples provided by a 17-slide presentation introduces young writers to the expository essay format. All that's missing is a complete essay with the various parts labeled.
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Intro to Essay Writing for High Schoolers
Emerging writers observe and demonstrate the process of writing an essay. As a class, they read and discuss the writing steps, read a sample essay, and write an outline for a three-paragraph essay. Then they write a final version of their essay and present it to the class.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Further Improvements of Writing Skills
Improve writing skills by finding a personal writing style, using descriptive language effectively, and using precise language. Middle schoolers discuss individual style in writing and formal and informal language. They utilize figures of speech and explore ways to use language precisely as they revise their character description.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Identify the Different Parts of an Opinion Essay
This is an excellent resource to begin your next essay writing venture! Your young writers will not only learn to identify the key parts of a thesis statement, topic sentences, supporting details, and elaboration, but most importantly, will gain an understanding of how these different parts form a cohesive argumentative essay.
6 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Letter of Thanks
First and second graders practice their writing skills. In this writing lesson, students write a letter of thanks about someone they love. They utilize the writing process to complete their writing, and use complete sentences, and correct punctuation.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts
Preparation for Writing Assessment
For this essay writing worksheet, 11th graders read information on how to write an essay. Drafting, paragraph structure, persuasive writing, topic sentences, essay planning, and revising, are topics covered in the worksheet. Students answer about thirty questions related to these different areas.
11th English Language Arts
The Bing, the Bang, and the Bongo-The Five-Paragraph Essay
Seventh graders view a presentation designed for beginning writers. It focuses on the introduction, organization, summary, and transitions used to create a well-developed essay. They practice this technique by completing an essay template.
7th English Language Arts
Elaborate on Supporting Details by Writing Hypothetical Details
This is an essential skill of writing that many of our learners often forget! With this resource, your young writers will learn how to clarify or explain supporting details in order to connect arguments back to topic sentences and thesis statements.
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Write a First Draft of an Informational Text
After you've done your research and written a detailed outline, how do you turn it into an actual an essay? This can be a tricky step for many writers, but this resource can help you and your class take the first step in attacking the drafting process.
5 mins 5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Elaborate on Supporting Details Using an Anecdote
Support your class in learning how to explain the supporting details in their body paragraphs and connect those details to the overall thesis statement. As the eighth video in a series on argumentative writing, this resource offers another strategy of elaborating on supporting details by incorporating anecdotes.
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using E-mail To Develop Letter-Writing Skills for the 21st Century
Develop letter-writing skills by adapting appropriate language conventions according to context. Young authors will write standard friendly and business letters, and send a business e-mail to a state's Department of Tourism to request information.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
At 32 slides, one would think this presentation on thesis statements is a bit too long, but it is the most important component of a well-written essay! Help your developing writers craft concise, interesting theses with this PowerPoint. Some common mistakes are introduced (using the first person, unclear language, stating a fact, etc.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Spanish Literature: Teaching the Course for the First Time
Are you a first year AP Spanish teacher? Will you be teaching literature this year? Read this article for some professional development; what can you do to ensure your Spanish learners build their skills and master Spanish literature?
11th - 12th Languages
Elementary and middle schoolers write a five paragraph essay about themselves. They bring in items which represent something about their personalities and lives, and organize their ideas onto a graphic organizer. They use their pre-writing to aid them in composing an expository or informational paper about the person they know best.
4th - 8th English Language Arts