Writing Teacher Resources
Persuasive, narrative, expository, creative. Lead your class through the writing process for a variety of genres.
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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...
5th - 12th Classroom Support CCSS: Adaptable
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...
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Organizational Patterns for the Comparison/Contrast Essay
Organization is key in essay writing. Assist writers with organization using this detailed handout. In two charts, this resource outlines two possible approaches to writing a compare and contrast style essay. After reading through this...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Directed and Undirected Free-writing: An Activity in Brainstorming
Eighth graders practice pre-writing skills using brainstorming methods. Using music and meditation, they examine the difference between directed and undirected free-writing, as well as how and when to apply them to the pre-writing process.
8th English Language Arts
Civil War Research Project
Give your WWI study collaborative energy using a group research project. Groups are assigned one of the six main themes (included). Each group has an outline to guide research but will need an assignment guide. Consider supplementing the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay
A strong thesis statement sets the tone for any piece of expository writing. In the second lesson of this series, young writers follow a step-by-step process to narrow down their topics and create an argumentative statement that can be...
5 mins 3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Letter
Here are three well-thought-out tasks intended to build good note taking and letter writing skills. The class reads three short letters, determines who wrote them (based on context) and takes notes as a pre-writing activity. They finish...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills