Writing Teacher Resources
Persuasive, narrative, expository, creative. Lead your class through the writing process for a variety of genres.
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Writing a Thesis for Comparison Essays
What is a thesis, and why is it important to a piece of writing? After defining the term thesis to your emerging writers, explain how one writes this kind of statement. Although examples are given comparing Bilbo Baggins with Odysseus,...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
How to Write the Thesis Statement
A thesis statement is one of the most important aspects in a paper; make sure your class can create solid, concise statements for each of their large essays, particularly analytical essays. This presentation is extremely thorough, and it...
8th - 9th English Language Arts
A River Runs Through It; Writing Assignment
While reading A River Runs Through It, have your high schoolers work on their final project, a multi-genre research paper. There are 10 clear steps for completion but not much additional help. For early high schoolers (or lower-level...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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...
8th - 11th English Language Arts
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...
11th English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts 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....
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Effective Literary Analyses
After modeling how to write responses to literature that provide an interpretation, recognize ambiguities, nuances, and complexities, class groups are presented with short stories and/or art transparencies and asked to craft their own...
Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Identify the Purpose of an Opinion Essay
How do you determine what you need to say about a subject in an essay? Young writers can oftentimes feel lost at the prospect of writing an essay and not have any idea where to begin. By illustrating the use of a SAP...
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable