Writing Teacher Resources

Persuasive, narrative, expository, creative. Lead your class through the writing process for a variety of genres.
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Further Improvements of Writing Skills

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Improve writing skills by finding a personal writing style, using descriptive language effectively, and using precise language. Middle schoolers discuss individual style in writing and formal and informal language. They utilize figures...
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Intro to Essay Writing for High Schoolers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging writers observe and demonstrate the process of writing an essay. As a class, they read and discuss the writing steps, read a sample essay, and write an outline for a three-paragraph essay. Then they write a final version of...
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Identify the Different Parts of an Opinion Essay

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
This is an excellent resource to begin your next essay writing venture! Your young writers will not only learn to identify the key parts of a thesis statement, topic sentences, supporting details, and elaboration, but most importantly,...
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Picture This! Building Photo-Based Writing Skills

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers analyze photographs as a development activity for their literacy skills. They will review the 6 Q's feature for analyzing photographs and analyze a variety of photographs and then write comments in the space around the...
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Developing Writing Skills Through Japanese Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students listen to Japanese folk songs to get inspired to create a writing piece about Japan.  In this writing lesson plan, students use primary and secondary sources to add information about Japan. 
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Preparation for Writing Assessment

For Teachers 11th
In this essay writing worksheet, 11th graders read information on how to write an essay. Drafting, paragraph structure, persuasive writing, topic sentences, essay planning, and revising, are topics covered in the worksheet. Students...
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Basic Guide to Writing an Essay

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Introducing your class to essay writing? The gentle tone, concise explanations, and clear examples provided by a 17-slide presentation introduces young writers to the expository essay format. All that's missing is a complete essay with...
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Improving Students' Writing Skills

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Are your writers making the same mistakes over and over again? Instead of editing their papers, consider encouraging learners to use this sheet to classify their errors. This helps them identify and address common problem areas they...
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Organizational Patterns for the Comparison/Contrast Essay

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Organization is key in essay writing. The two organizational charts included in this resource model the block approach and the point-by-point approach to organizing a compare and contrast style essay. After examining the charts, writers...
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Essay Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students outline their ideas for an essay. In this essay writing lesson plan, students write a list of ideas, then pick one to outline, and eventually write their essay.
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Language Arts Book 3 Grade 4 Writing Skills

For Students 4th
In this language arts book 3 grade 4 writing skills worksheet, 4th graders read 2 passages, write short answers to 3 questions then write a short essay about one of the passages.
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Essay Writing Tips for APUSH

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Did you know that most DBQ essay responses are longer than the standard essay? Give your AP US history students the tips and tools they'll need to succeed when writing their essays for the AP exam. This handout includes valuable dos and...
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Improving Student Essay Writing

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders improve oral communication skills through small group activities whereby they discuss specific aspects of the essay sample, then write a skeleton essay with their group on the literary work in study.
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Elaborate on Supporting Details by Writing Hypothetical Details

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
This is an essential skill of writing that many of our learners often forget! With this resource, your young writers will learn how to clarify or explain supporting details in order to connect arguments back to topic sentences and thesis...
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Write a First Draft of an Informational Text

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
After you've done your research and written a detailed outline, how do you turn it into an actual an essay? This can be a tricky step for many writers, but this resource can help you and your class take the first step in attacking the...
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Understanding the Modern Olympic Games

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Do you know when and where the first Olympic Games were held? Do you know what each of the five rings in the Olympic symbol represent? Your pupils will learn about the birth and development of the modern Olympic Games, and will conclude...
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Elaborate on Supporting Details Using an Anecdote

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Support your class in learning how to explain the supporting details in their body paragraphs and connect those details to the overall thesis statement. As the eighth video in a series on argumentative writing, this resource offers...
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The Essay

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers understand the structure and types of essays. In this essay writing lesson, students create a graphic organizer to gather ideas for their writing. High schoolers develop the point of their essay and write a thesis...
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"How I Will Change the World": Extending Essays with Sources

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Middle or high schoolers write an essay using a minimum of three sources. Use this plan to specifically addresses the topic, "How I Will Change the World", but the instructional strategies and procedures allow for a topic of your...
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Essay Writing

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Are your learners working towards their GED? First they study the GED essay rubric, and then they read a sample essay as a group. After studying the basic elements, they write an essay of their own. After peer editing, they revise their...
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Reading and Writing Skills Activities

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A straightforward and thorough packet of reading exercises would be a solid addition to any reading unit. With worksheets that address various writing and reading skills, including word roots, narrative writing, evaluating text, and...
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The 5 Paragraph "Persuasive" Essay

For Teachers 4th - 6th
If you're not a fan of the animated noises, simply turn your speakers off before this PowerPoint. Located here is a very simple introduction to writing a five-paragraph essay, and very little information details how to write a persuasive...
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Essay Writing

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Walk your class through the parts of a five-paragraph essay by reviewing these slides. A basic outline is given along with explanations of various parts such as the thesis, body paragraphs, and conclusion. This brief presentation would...
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Essay Writing

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Crazy quilts of early Colonists present a stark contrast to the pictorial records of Native American quilts and are used as subject matter in this seven slide presentation that illustrates the Expository essay structure.