Writing Teacher Resources
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Further Improvements of Writing Skills
Improve writing skills by finding a personal writing style, using descriptive language effectively, and using precise language. Middle schoolers discuss individual style in writing and formal and informal language. They utilize figures...
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Identify the Different Parts of an Opinion Essay
This is an excellent resource to begin your next essay writing venture! Your young writers will not only learn to identify the key parts of a thesis statement, topic sentences, supporting details, and elaboration, but most importantly,...
6 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
Understanding the Modern Olympic Games
Do you know when and where the first Olympic Games were held? Do you know what each of the five rings in the Olympic symbol represent? Your pupils will learn about the birth and development of the modern Olympic Games, and will conclude...
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Organizational Patterns for the Comparison/Contrast Essay
Organization is key in essay writing. The two organizational charts included in this resource model the block approach and the point-by-point approach to organizing a compare and contrast style essay. After examining the charts, writers...
11th - Higher Ed
W.7.2 - Expository Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core
Tell it like it is with a collection filled with resources that focus on expository writing skills. Seventh graders work on comparing and contrasting texts, analyzing current events, and structuring their essays in clear and understandable way.
Using E-mail To Develop Letter-Writing Skills for the 21st Century
Develop letter-writing skills by adapting appropriate language conventions according to context. Young authors will write standard friendly and business letters, and send a business e-mail to a state's Department of Tourism to request...
6th - 8th
Elaborate on Supporting Details by Writing Hypothetical Details
This is an essential skill of writing that many of our learners often forget! With this resource, your young writers will learn how to clarify or explain supporting details in order to connect arguments back to topic sentences and thesis...
5 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
Write a First Draft of an Informational Text
After you've done your research and written a detailed outline, how do you turn it into an actual an essay? This can be a tricky step for many writers, but this resource can help you and your class take the first step in attacking the...
5 mins 5th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Elaborate on Supporting Details Using an Anecdote
Support your class in learning how to explain the supporting details in their body paragraphs and connect those details to the overall thesis statement. As the eighth video in a series on argumentative writing, this resource offers...
5 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
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.