Using Commas in Your Writing
In this commas worksheet, students complete three activities that help them follow the rules for comma usage to make their writing clear.
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Writing Portfolio: An Autobiography Assignment
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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
My Trip in a Time Machine
What would happen if you took a trip in a time machine? Have kids craft narratives about a trip to the past or the future. The prompt includes questions to consider in the writing, as well as lines for kids to jot down ideas on or use to...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using The BFG in the Classroom
Use a resource that highlights Roald Dahl's seven tips for imaginative writing while reading The BFG. The activities encourage learners to become creative writers through finding harmony, establishing stamina, engaging in imaginative...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A+ Writing Prompts
Shake it up! Shake your tablet to bring up a unique writing prompt for journaling or blogging with your class. Shake again and a new one appears. Prompts can come from different categories (sketches, scenes, texts, words, news) to help...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Develop Support for an Argument in Opinion Writing
This resource provides an excellent explanation of how to begin developing support for main ideas in a writing piece. Young writers will work through a step-by-step process of developing supporting details that serve to prove the topic...
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
How Misused Modifiers Can Hurt Your Writing
Misplaced modifiers are a common grammar error, but can your learners identify when a modifier can interfere with a reader's understanding? Watch a short and entertaining video from Ted Ed that illustrates misplaced modifiers, as well as...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable