Writing Model: Job Wanted
In this writing model worksheet, students explore how to write an effective resume as they examine a sample resume and respond to 3 short answer question. Students also use the provided graphic organizer to write their own resume.
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End of the Year Writing Portfolio Project
Ask class members to reflect on their year-long writing experience by creating a portfolio of their work. Here's a resource that details what should be included in such a portfolio, and provides a rubric that can be used to assess the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
The Martian Chronicles: Response Writing
Follow the format of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles with a journal-writing activity. Readers choose a character and examine the character's life and circumstances through brainstorming, research, and discussion before writing a...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Well-Structured Paragraph
Practice with paragraphs while thinking about careers! Learners examine and discuss two sample paragraphs, marking the different elements (topic sentences, body, concluding sentences), and try out writing their own paragraphs. Focusing...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Research Writing: An Introduction for 4th Grade
Writing a research paper has never been so easy! From choosing a topic to publishing the final draft, this presentation covers all the steps in between. Show this to your class in a single lesson, or cover it a few slides at a time as...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Character Sketch
Combining descriptive and expository writing skills, middle schoolers create a character sketch about someone they know well. They use a graphic organizer to help them discuss a model character sketch and organize/write one of their own....
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Expository Writing (Informational Brochure)
Design an informational brochure to urge people to move to a specific community. The purpose of this activity is to expose pupils to expository writing. After creating the brochure, they write a three-paragraph persuasive or...
4th - 9th English Language Arts
Organizer for Summarizing
Get your class started with writing summaries by providing a graphic organizer. This organizer uses a formula that can be applied to any fictional text. Pupils answer the five questions and write a short summary at the bottom of the page.
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable