Check My Writing
Students practice the process of writing letters to students in other countries. This lesson is highly motivating for them to write and interactive with diverse cultures. The use of technology should be considered with the use of e-mail.
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“I Can” Common Core! 4th Grade Writing
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...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
“I Can” Common Core! 5th Grade Writing
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...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing Success Criteria
Sometimes it's difficult to assess your own writing. With a handy checklist designed for self-assessment, young writers can take a last look at their essays or stories before turning them in. The checklists address main ideas and...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Components of Effective Writing
What makes writing powerful, persuasive, and effective? According to this resource: focus, organization, support, and conventions. Each of these categories is paired with a guiding question and clip art for color and aesthetics.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
“I Can” Common Core! 1st Grade Writing
"I can" statements are great for wording the Common Core standards in a way everybody will understand. Prime first graders with a writing checklist that addresses eight key expository writing standards taken directly from the Common...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
“I Can” Common Core! Kindergarten Writing
Guide the class through the writing process with a great "I can" poster made specifically for the Common Core standards. Intended for learners in the first grade, the poster provides nine target standards in a checklist format.
K English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Checking Grammar: Accuracy
Get young writers in the practice of editing their work using this punctuation and grammar worksheet. They first read eight sentences with grammar issues, rewriting or checking off as correct. The sentence errors involve subject-verb...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Synthesizing Information: Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad
Fourth graders view examples of help-wanted ads as they plan and create their own writing in the fourteenth activity of this unit on colonial trade. The engagement of the class is captured when the teacher shares an actual help-wanted ad...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed