Procedural Writing: Steps
In this procedural writing instructional activity, students select a how to topic to write about. Students then fill in the boxes for what's needed for the project, steps one through three, and the final conclusion.
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Persuasive Essay: Grade 5
Improve your fifth graders' persuasive writing skills in four weeks. Working independently, in peer editing groups, and with instruction, writers work over the 17 sessions to craft an argumentative essay. They craft a well-organized...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Opinion Argument Writing Packet
You won't need much persuading to use an argumentative writing packet in your language arts class! With helpful reference pages, guided practice through the writing process, examples of opinion and argument writing, and a thorough...
3rd - 6th 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
Success Criteria for Procedural Writing
Perfect for a language arts classroom, science lab, or any class that uses procedural writing, this poster provides kids with a checklist for their own writing. It encourages them to check for different elements in their writing before...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Critiquing and Polishing Our Explanatory Paragraphs
With their constitution paragraph drafts in hand, fourth graders work in pairs to critique and revise each other's writing. This process can be very challenging for young writers, but a praise-question-suggest protocol is outlined in the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Add Details about Characters in Narrative Writing
Stories are much more interesting to read when they involve realistic characters. The sixth lesson of this writing series helps learners add details to enhance the characters in their personal narratives. This revision process involves...
6 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Gotta Go Back in Time
What better way to conclude a reading of George Washington's Socks than by writing original historical fiction narratives. After choosing interesting events from the past, young writers perform research to gather key facts to include in...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Use Transition Words in Narrative Writing
Transitional words and phrases are essential writing tools that allow authors to clearly guide their audience through a story. In the fifth lesson of this series on narrative writing, learners begin their drafts by linking together the...
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed