Writing Teacher Resources
Persuasive, narrative, expository, creative. Lead your class through the writing process for a variety of genres.
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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 would best be used alongside an assignment sheet that details what their writing topic is.
8th - 9th Language Arts 10 Views 49 Downloads
What is Proofreading?
Is your essay coherent? Does it make sense? Is it formatted correctly? Does it adhere to standard English conventions? This helpful and informative slide-show walks learners step by step through the editing and proofreading process. Each slide is text heavy and may need to be broken into more digestible parts.
5th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 48 Downloads
Essay 3: Peer Review
Peer reviews can offer insight and guidance for emerging writers. This peer review worksheet is structured so that the reviewer answers a yes or no question and then elaborates. Reviewers look at the number of paragraphs, the persuasive skills, and the textual evidence cited.
8th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
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 learners), consider providing some scaffolds to jump from ideas to organization to writing.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Generating Topic Sentences
A great look at topic sentences is presented here. First, the function of a topic sentence is explained and common errors are listed. Then, you will walk your class through the five example topic sentences to discuss their quality.
7th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 19 Downloads
Night Compare Contrast
Using a constructivist approach and a graphic organizer, small groups work together to begin a paper, comparing and contrasting the novella Night and the movie Life is Beautiful. Assuming that your learners have studied both of these works of art, these steps will assuredly make the process of writing easier.
10th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 42 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 First Drafts
Students practice essay writing one draft at a time. In this creative writing lesson, students write a first draft of an expressive essay that they have outlined in a previous lesson. Students are encouraged to be creative and write down any notes to build inspiration.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
Students use information from a variety of media to evaluate different artists' views on the human relationship to nature. From these sources, class discussion, and personal experience, students will synthesize a thoughtful, well-supported essay.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Writing Scholarship Application Essays
Eleventh graders practice writing college application essays. In 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
Students 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 could be modified for any grade level, and it could be useful when writing about a character from literature.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 36 Views 245 Downloads 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 analysis.
Higher Ed Language Arts 14 Views 75 Downloads 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 (subject-audience-purpose) graphic organizer, this resource offers one solution for how to attack a writing prompt in an argumentative essay.
5 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads 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 be used with any expository writing assignment.
3 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
IELTS Writing Essays 8
The title of this video is IELTS Writing Essays 8, but the title on the video itself is IELTS Writing Essays 9. Sound more authoritative in your writing by perfecting normalization, turning a verb or adjective into a noun. This video is a follow-up to IELTS Writing Essays 7.
6 mins 9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads