Writing Teacher Resources
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 60 Views 374 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 Language Arts 27 Views 199 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Letter of Thanks
First and second graders practice their writing skills. In this writing activity, 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 Language Arts 18 Views 71 Downloads
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 Language Arts 39 Views 231 Downloads
Picture This! Building Photo-Based Writing Skills
High schoolers analyze photographs as a development activity for their literacy skills. They will review the 6 Q's feature for analyzing photographs and analyze a variety of photographs and then write comments in the space around the photo.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 34 Views 88 Downloads
A Tour Through the Circulatory System
Use Microsoft Publisher to create a brochure tracing the path blood flows through the body. Working in cooperative groups, seventh graders use creative writing skills to create a "travel" brochure written from the viewpoint of a drop of blood.
7th Science 14 Views 289 Downloads
Will You Pick My Cotton?
Use this cross-curricular history lesson plan to work on your students' informational writing skills. After listening to songs and stories related to Sultana, they engage in a several activities to boost their understanding of slavery and agricultural practice prior to and after the Civil War.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 27 Views 58 Downloads
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 Language Arts 42 Views 148 Downloads
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 Language Arts 15 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Writing
Present third grade writers with clear learning objectives using this Common Core checklist. By phrasing each standard as I can statements, this document serves as an excellent resource for helping children further develop their writing skills.
3rd Language Arts 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher
Use narrative writing techniques to understand idea development and voice. The class reads Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher, and then practices authentic writing for standardized tests by writing a personal narrative.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 65 Views 517 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation
Build class community, allow time for in-depth reflection and research, and facilitate the learning and writing process of your class with online discussion boards! This resource delves into the benefits and purposes of discussion boards, as well as ways to teach netiquette and strategies to facilitate online discussions.
5th - 12th Classroom Support 28 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
First graders engage in this interesting lesson on letter writing and writing skills. In it, youngsters listen to the Jan Brett story, The Mitten, as a warm-up. They think of other animals of the world they could ask Jan Brett to include in her stories, and write her a letter asking her to do so.
1st Language Arts 4 Views 8 Downloads
Improving Students' Writing Skills
Are your writers making the same mistakes over and over again? Instead of editing their papers, consider encouraging learners to use this sheet to classify their errors. This helps them identify and address common problem areas they have. For struggling learners, consider marking each line in their paper that contains an error.
11th - 12th Languages 3 Views 13 Downloads
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 Language Arts 17 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 Language Arts 4 Views 93 Downloads
Life in Focus
U.S. presidents (and other elected officials) provide the subject matter for journals, persuasive pieces and a pictorial shield. Researchers create a “life” focused statement for a presidential candidate and write journal entries about the candidate's traits.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 40 Downloads