Writing and Proofreading
Eighth graders respond to a given writing prompt. They write three paragraphs explaining their opinion, using a writing guide to brainstorm and organize their thoughts. They proofread and edit their writing and make any needed corrections.
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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
Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
It’s Your Birthday! – Conventions: Revision and Proofreading
Happy birthday! Celebrate everyone's birthday with this writing activity, which prompts seventh graders to research historical events in a country at the time of their birth to create an essay. Working in pairs, they proofread each...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
Writing a News Article
Extra extra! Join the newspaper business with a series of lessons and exercises focused on elements of journalism. The packet focuses on distinguishing fact from opinion, writing effective headlines, sequencing events, and editing and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Should We Give Homework?
Use Jack Prelutsky's poem "Homework" to spark a debate about homework. Should kids be assigned homework? If so, how often? There are some schools that do not send their kids home with work. What are the possible benefits? After...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales for Grades 7-9
Here is a must-have resource for studying fairy tales, myths, and folktales with your class! It includes instructional ideas, activities, and materials to support a month-long review of these three unique genres of writing.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable