The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft

Strengthen your high schoolers' writing with a series of steps for writing successfully. With sections on organizing an essay, choosing a topic, crafting a thesis statement, and revising a draft, the lesson encourages your class to elevate the way they write in every subject.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Hand out the resource as a reference packet for young writers
  • Encourage your class to highlight important parts in the reading and apply these tips to their own writing
  • Prompt learners to keep the lists of transition words and phrases in a language arts binder so they can refer back to it as necessary
  • Create a writing workshop based on the instructions and materials
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for gifted learners, but applicable to any writer in need of some assistance
  • Doesn't include practice activities or exercises
Pros

  • Comes with a handy list of transitions to use throughout any essay
  • Lesson is clear and straightforward
Cons

  • None