Writing Teacher Resources
Persuasive, narrative, expository, creative. Lead your class through the writing process for a variety of genres.
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Write a Conclusion to an Informational Text Using the Reserve Funnel Method
To many young writers, the conclusion of an essay often seems like a tedious and redundant task. Break down the key elements of a conclusion with this resource, which details how to summarize specific information in the body of an essay, reflect on larger ideas, and leave readers with larger thoughts and questions.
5 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Generate and Choose a Topic for Argumentatitive Writing
It's no secret that children are full of opinions, but choosing one to write about can be difficult. Walk young writers through the process of brainstorming, narrowing down, and choosing a topic in the first lesson of this series on argumentative writing.
6 mins 3rd - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Gather Evidence to Support a Thesis
This video is sure to convince your class of the importance of including strong evidence to support a thesis statement! Young writers learn what type of information is needed to convince a reader, where to attain such information, and the need to identify sources of information in the writing itself.
5 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Write an Argument for a Thesis Statement
Learn how to create strong, well-developed thesis statements in persuasive writing. After identifying the primary subjects of their writing, young writers will add words and definitively state their own opinions in order to construct primary thesis statements.
4 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 8 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Write Sub Points for a Thesis Statement
Having evidence to support a claim is something that we consistently emphasize to young writers. Begin that discussion with your class by presenting this video, which illustrates how to generate sub points for a thesis statement, as well as the importance of including those points within the thesis itself.
4 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Language Arts: Writing Skills Development
Students 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
Social Studies: Essay Outline
Here is a resource intended for a social studies class, but great no matter the subject. It's a complete outline for an essay. It includes space to write ideas related to the thesis, supporting details, transition sentences and words, and concluding statements.
7th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 137 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story could start: beginning, inciting incident, middle, and end.
5th - 9th Language Arts 137 Views 185 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
Essay Exams: Common Question Types
Novice writers often struggle to determine what style of essay to write when given a prompt. This worksheet helps to identify an appropriate form based on the language of the question. For example, key words like prove or justify indicate a persuasive paper is appropriate; whereas the key words, criticize and interpret indicate an evaluative essay is in order.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Moving to the Five Paragraph Narrative Essay
Your class just completed a graphic organizer as a prewriting strategy, but how do they take what they've recorded on their sheet and turn it into a five-paragraph essay? Help your novice writers with this 23-slide PowerPoint. An example is provided with each step of the writing process.
4th - 5th Language Arts 31 Views 65 Downloads
Who? Pairs are assigned a species owl to research using information gathered from webpages. They collect images and information for a written report and present their findings to the class. Consider posting images around the room and creating a parliament of owls.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 25 Downloads
Everyday People, Everyday Things
Who are the great artists of the past? Middle and high schoolers conduct research on an artist, living or deceased, and write a brief essay summarizing their life and work. The reproducibles mentioned in the summary and materials section are not included.
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
American Dream Unit - Lesson 4: Hey Ma, What's the American Dream?
What do you think the American Dream might be? After watching a Barbara Walters interview, class members work together to generate good interview questions. Armed with this list of questions, young journalists interview someone in their community.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Tips on How to Construct a Five-Paragraph Essay
Have you ever written a five-paragraph essay, specifically an analysis? This PowerPoint introduces your class to the structure and how to make it more interesting. Study possible hooks, transitions, and conclusions. Great examples are included here.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Compare and Contrast Essay Checklist
Are you looking for a basic compare and contrast rubric for your learners to use as they peer edit? This one is great for peer editing; reviewers simply check yes or no for each of the listed criteria. Then, at the bottom, they can include their own commentary.
8th - 10th Language Arts 18 Views 43 Downloads