Procedural Writing Topics
How do you come up with a topic for a “how-to” book? Use a procedural writing topics instructional activity! All 26 prompts on this list begin with “How do you…?” A great way to get young writers thinking about a topic.
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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
Terrific Topic Sentences
Strengthen writing skills with a introductory exercise to learn how to write topic sentences. Using an informational reading passage, pupils delineate the types of sentences they read and discern what the topic sentence should be.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Heart of Your Paper: 11 Methods for Writing a Topic Sentence (or a Thesis Statement)
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...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Become a Journalist
Explore the newspaper as a unique entity with a detailed and extended unit. The unit requires learners to consider the newspaper's role in democracy, think about ethics, practice writing and interviewing, and examine advertising and news...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Writing
Present third grade writers with clear learning objectives using this Common Core checklist. By phrasing each standard as I can statements, this document serves as an excellent resource for helping children further develop their writing...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Paragraph Form in Argumentative Writing
It's time to do some body building with the fourth lesson of this series on persuasive writing. After creating a thesis statement and brainstorming supporting ideas and details, young writers begin creating the body of their...
8 mins 3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed