Writing Teacher Resources
Persuasive, narrative, expository, creative. Lead your class through the writing process for a variety of genres.
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Writing Diagnostics and Introduction to Literary Terms
Assess your new learners' writing abilities and knowledge of literary terms with these diagnostic activities. Part of a back-to-school unit, this is meant to provide the teacher with information about the ability levels of their class. This will introduce class members to persuasive writing and literary terms.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Wrap it up!
Sometimes the conclusion of an essay can be the most important part. Whether your writers are ending with a proposition, lesson learned, or persuasive argument, teach them how to "end with a bang" with this helpful PowerPoint! This 34-slide presentation includes different examples of concluding sentences in which they must choose the best one.
4th - 7th English Language Arts
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
Inspiration Lesson Plan: Persuasive Essay
Get inspired! Your class explores how to use Inspiration Software to plan a persuasive essay.They use the computer program to create a concept map on a specific topic. This tool will help them learn how to include facts and well-stated opinions in their map and, consequently, their essays.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 English Language Arts
This is my Story: Task 3 Day 1-2
As part of a larger unit, this portion focuses on drafting and organizing information after analyzing three different literary mediums that convey a similar topic. They complete a carousel activity where they move from station to station, brainstorming what they know about pre-writing, drafting, and revising.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How to Write an Essay: Secondary ed.
Whether introducing the structure of expository essays or reviewing the format with your high schoolers, take the time to check out this resource. Examples of seven common forms of introductory paragraphs and six types of conclusions, as well as a list of transitional words, are included.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Essay Planning and Writing
Inspiration Software provides templates to assist writers in developing an essay. The richly detailed plan and colorful graphic organizers show what is involved in creating a good essay. The Writing Process template models the prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing steps.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Good introductory paragraphs hook the reader’s attention, explain the purpose of the paper, express the writer’s opinion about the topic, and indicate the main arguments that the writer will use to support the opinion. Follow the script provided by this resource to model for your class crafting an introductory paragraph.
4th - 8th English Language Arts 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 English Language Arts 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 English Language Arts 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 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 English Language Arts
The Bing, the Bang, And The Bongo-The Five-Paragraph Essay
Seventh graders discover an organization technique for the five-paragraph essay known as The Bing, the Bang, and the Bongo. They complete an essay template and will conclude by composing an original essay on a chosen topic.
7th English Language Arts
Develop Support for an Argument in Opinion Writing
This resource provides an excellent explanation of how to begin developing support for main ideas in a writing piece. Young writers will work through a step-by-step process of developing supporting details that serve to prove the topic sentences and thesis true.
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed