Writing Teacher Resources
Persuasive, narrative, expository, creative. Lead your class through the writing process for a variety of genres.
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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 Language Arts 42 Views 79 Downloads
Ways Twitter Makes You a Better Writer
Practice being concise. Exercise your vocabulary. Improve your editing skills. The contention in this lesson is that by imposing a 140 character limit, the Twitter format actually helps improve writing skills. And of course class tweets could be posted for you to view.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 6 Views 46 Downloads
Photo Journal-Taking Good Photographs
Photography is a conduit for helping pupils develop artistic and writing skills. In this instructional activity, they take photographs, critique each other's photos, and fill out a Google form describing what they have learned.
4th Language Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads
Language Arts: Writing Skills Development
Young scholars improve writing skills by expanding their self-perceptions. Next, they develop idea lists for writing topics. Their ideas become the basis for a class newspaper. following the creation of a group composition, students write brief descriptions of family members.
6th - 8th Language Arts 59 Views 201 Downloads
For any teacher leading a unit on agriculture, this would be a valuable lesson. Learners compose an essay on the topic, "Agriculture Counts." The discussion that occurs in-class before any writing begins really does show the many, many ways that agriculture touches our lives in the things we eat, wear, use for recreation.
5th - 8th Language Arts 20 Views 25 Downloads
Preparation for Writing Assessment
In 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 Language Arts 23 Views 194 Downloads
Check My Writing
Use this resource as an evaluation tool, or have your class assess their own letter writing skills. They will use a checklist that they create during some interactive writing sessions as criteria for their self-evaluation. Teachers can use this assignment for evaluation purposes too.
K Language Arts 13 Views 49 Downloads
A News Story of Your Own: Sentence and Lexical Variety
Given the two-sentence skeleton of a news story about a car theft/joy ride, budding writers create their own version of the story varying diction and sentence structure to heighten interest and complexity in their writing. Resource provides strong and plentiful supports, many reproducible, to scaffold the work.
8th - 11th Language Arts 19 Views 82 Downloads
Writing Scholarship Application Essays
Eleventh graders practice writing college application essays. For this writing skills lesson, 11th graders complete the steps of the writing process as they write rubrics and essays that would be appropriate for the college application process.
11th Language Arts 7 Views 13 Downloads
Learners compete to achieve excellence in math facts, writing terms, problem solving, and writing skills on the computer. In this Computer Olympics lesson plan, students practice the skill of drill and practice in order to succeed and beat the other players.
2nd - 6th Technology & Engineering 9 Views 25 Downloads
The Daily News
Students complete a news writing activity and improve their writing skills. In this news writing lesson, students write about an activity they experience each day of the week. Students use the articles to make a newspaper about their year.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 10 Views 20 Downloads
Sentence Combining Relay
Improve writing skills by combining sentences. In teams, learners sit in front of the board. A student from each team comes up and combines two simple sentences given by the teacher, who awards a point to the team with the best sentence.
5th - 8th Language Arts 23 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Character Sketch
Combining descriptive and expository writing skills, middle schoolers create a character sketch about someone they know well. They use a graphic organizer to help them discuss a model character sketch and organize/write one of their own. The lesson plan could be modified for any grade level, and it could be useful when writing about a character from literature.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 244 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learn the Steps to Clear Essay Writing!
Introduce your young writers to the five-paragraph expository essay format with a four-page worksheet that uses color codes to model for writers how to craft the essay. Although designed to prepare writers for the GED, the approach can be used with any expository writing assignment.
3 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 40 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How to Research and Write an Essay
Research and write a 500-word essay. Pupils research a topic and write an essay based on their research. They use the given directions and examples to help them research, organize, format, and write their essay. There's a short chart included that highlights signs of a good website and signs of a bad website.
10th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 154 Downloads
Are your learners working towards their GED? First they study the GED essay rubric, and then they read a sample essay as a group. After studying the basic elements, they write an essay of their own. After peer editing, they revise their writing.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 27 Views 338 Downloads