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The Heart of Your Paper: 11 Methods for Writing a Topic Sentence (or a Thesis Statement)

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Help your young writers produce high-quality topic and thesis statements that go beyond basic wording and really illustrate complex ideas and critical thinking skills. From however and compound sentence statements to using rhetorical...
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Writing Topics

For Students 4th - 5th
Finding a topic that engages young writers can be difficult. The four prompts offered by this resource focus on pets. Whether it be writing a story about an imaginary pet or about preparing for a pet, your pupils will find something here...
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Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
An extensive portfolio project encourages your kids to reflect on their personalities with multiple writing assignments. From activities on extended metaphors to writing about an important day in their lives, kids explore the way they...
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Lesson Learned: Creating a Life Reports Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Tap into the wisdom and knowledge of older members of the community with this New York Times plan. To warm up, learners write about and discuss advice they have been given. After reading "The Life Report," an op-ed column that asks older...
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Topic Sentence

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students write a topic sentence to a paragraph and explain that it introduces the main idea. After a whole-class demonstration, students write a complete paragraph with their topic sentence and supporting sentences. There are some...
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“I Can” Common Core! 4th Grade Writing

For Teachers 4th Standards
On just one page, fourth graders can view and track their progress with the Common Core writing standards. The language of the standards has been modified slightly to make it more accessible to kids, but it will still be best to go over...
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“I Can” Common Core! 5th Grade Writing

For Teachers 5th Standards
Your fifth graders can meet the Common Core standards for writing! This checklist will help show them how much they've learned. Each standard is listed in the form of "I can" statements in simplified language that is accessible to fifth...
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A River Runs Through It; Writing Assignment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rome wasn't built in a day, but researchers can be with proper scaffolding. This writing unit has scholars write a research paper through scaffolding of various parts of the process. Learners begin with identifying a topic and crafting a...
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Writing Organization

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper elementary learners generate sequencing and web graphic organizers while planning expository and narrative writing. They work in teams to complete webs in order to improve a short story and organize a report. Small groups discuss...
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Argumentative Writing

For Teachers 11th Standards
Using the engaging resource, scholars work with peers to research a lawsuit or proposed bill and write collaborative response essays. Additionally, pupils read a letter and complete a RAFT activity to analyze the author's role, audience,...
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Student Opinion: Are You Popular, Quirky or Conformist?

For Students 7th - 12th
Approach the topic of popularity with this resource from the New York Times and their Learning Network series. The article is about Alexandra Robbins' "Quirk Theory." Learners respond to the article excerpt either on paper or online....
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How to Write a Concrete or “Shape” Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Writers compose an original shape poem. Scholars choose a subject to write about and create a visual representation by forming a corresponding picture using the poem's words.  
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WWII Position Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There are some historical events that may warrant greater reflection and more in-depth analysis, and the decision to intern Japanese-Americans in the United States during World War II, as well as to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and...
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Nonfiction Genre Mini-Unit: Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Should primary graders have their own computers? Should animals be kept in captivity? Young writers learn how to develop and support a claim in this short unit on persuasive writing.
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Who Am I? Using Personal Narrative to Reflect on Identity

For Teachers 6th Standards
Who am I? Pupils work to answer this question through a unit that explores personal narratives and identity. Exit tickets for activities that examine different poems, short stories, and autobiographical writing serve as prewriting for...
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Reflecting on Self-Kindness

For Students 6th Standards
What does it mean to practice self-care? With the first of four lessons in a Being Kind series, scholars discuss the topic of kindness with classmates. Then, they complete a worksheet to analyze quotes about kindness. To finish, pupils...
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Going Back in Time Using “George Washington’s Socks”

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
After reading Elvira Woodruff's George Washington's Socks, young readers and writers embark upon writing their own historically based story, with a focus on developing ideas and details throughout the piece. In small groups, class...
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Planning for Writing: Introduction and Conclusion of a Literary Argument Essay

For Teachers 6th Standards
After completing three body paragraphs of an argument essay about life's rules to live by from Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis, it's time to begin writing the introduction and conclusion. Independently, pupils draft the final two...
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Creative Writing Prompts For Every Season and Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Winter, spring, summer, and fall! Every season is covered in a 14-page list of writing prompts. Included are story starters, reflection questions, poetry topics, and more.
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Writing Sample Constructed-Response Assignment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Class members practice their writing skills by completing a prompt about maturity. They develop a constructed response about something they once thought was important, but may not be as important now. 
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May Writing Ideas

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
From Cinco de Mayo to Endangered Species day to National Hamburger Month, May is full of ideas to write about. Give young writers prompts that have everything to do with the month of May. Topics include writing a story, conducting...
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Writing Graphic Organizer

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Before your third, fourth, and fifth graders sit down and start writing their rough draft, give them this prewriting packet to help them guide their writing. First, they use the picture of a file folder to identify their main idea and...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Evidence-Based Paragraph Writing

For Teachers 4th Standards
What is life like for an Iroquois boy living in modern times? The book, Eagle Song, is the vehicle for learners to explore the development of the main character, Danny Bigtree. This is the final assessment for a larger unit in which...