Refine Your Results

Content Curators

Grades

Subjects

Resource Types

Standards

Now... gain access to over 2 Million curated educational videos and 500,000 educator reviews to free & open educational resources

Get a 10 Day Free Trial

460 resources with the keyterm writing skills

1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

For Better or Worse? The Power of Persuasion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How would it feel to be segregated because of your age or background? This journal launches a persuasive writing lesson that includes a study of persuasive essays and speeches written and delivered in the 20th century. Class members then...
Lesson Planet

Peer Editing / Revision

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Complete the steps of the writing process. Emerging writers present final drafts of essays that include thesis statements, appropriate paragraphing, elaboration, and style. They participate in a peer editing activity that requires them...
Lesson Planet

Brochure Writing

For Teachers 8th - 12th
What do you use a brochure for? Middle schoolers or underperforming high schoolers identify the attributes of informative brochures. Either bring in a few brochures you've collected or use the sample brochures attached here. While...
Lesson Planet

How to Research and Write an Essay

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Research and write a 500-word essay. Pupils research a topic and write an essay based on their research. They use the given directions and examples to help them research, organize, format, and write their essay. There's a short chart...
Lesson Planet

Writing Session: Writing a Summary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The similarities and differences between academic and everyday summaries/abstracts are explored in this PowerPoint. After reading "Historiographic Reflection on Israel’s Origins: The Rise and Fall of the Patriarchal Age,” and abstracts...
Lesson Planet

Writing a Short Story with

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In a previous lesson not included here, class members read Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and then wrote a persuasive letter inviting someone to an island. Young sleuths use these letters as basis for a suspenseful short...
Lesson Planet

Writing Process-- Revision and Editing

For Teachers 8th - 12th
As guided practice, class members work together to revise a model persuasive paragraph. Then they practice independently with their own writing. The included rubric looks at prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, nonfiction text...
Lesson Planet

Complete the Writing Process/“Publish” Final Drafts/Evaluation

For Teachers 8th - 12th
High schoolers complete the writing process. They present final drafts of essays that include thesis statements, appropriate paragraphing, elaboration, and style. They participate in a peer editing activity that requires them to use...
Lesson Planet

Don't Say - A Word Choice Exercise

For Students 3rd - 12th
Tired of to be verbs and other overused words? Use this pair of worksheets to encourage your writers to use more interesting word choices. The first page provides a model of words to use other than said. The second template can be filled...
Lesson Planet

Putting It All Together: Revision

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Use the revision process to polish your writing. Writers prepare works for job portfolios that include cover letters, job applications, resumes, and letters of recommendation. Prepare them for the future!
Lesson Planet

Begin the Writing Process

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Get ready to write persuasive pieces! Emerging writers select topics, plan arguments, and gather evidence to write persuasive essays. Supportive handouts are provided. The argument chart is particularly helpful, as it includes a space to...
Lesson Planet

Paraphrasing for Research Papers

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The three P’s of research (paraphrasing, plagiarism, and parenthetical citations) are the focus of this week-long research writing exercise. Using websites about Anne Frank, the instructor models how to paraphrase and how to use...
Lesson Planet

Conversation with _______

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After choosing a famous person your learners admire, they write a scene where they pretend to meet their chosen person. They identify a specific event they'd like to discuss with them, and write a dialogue detailing their fictitious...
Lesson Planet

Style and Voice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Develop the writing skills of your high school class. Writers consider their personal style and voice, read selections by other authors, and then write pieces that challenge them to experiment with their own style.
Lesson Planet

Eliminate Weak Verb-Adverb Combinations

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Encourage your writers to use sob instead of cry loudly to trade in adverbs for strong verbs. Improve your middle and high schoolers' writing with this humorously written lesson which demonstrates how to remove excessive adverbs. 
Lesson Planet

Documentary-Style Research Projects

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Show your pupils how to use guiding questions to help them focus their research into a topic. Using the framework provided by these questions, researchers explore a topic, collect interesting facts, and prepare a PowerPoint presentation...
Lesson Planet

Daily Writing Prompts April

For Students 6th - 9th
A great resource that can be used every year during the month of April. This handout includes over 30 writing prompts, one or two for every day in the month of April. Each writing prompt is tailored to its specific day, as they are...
Lesson Planet

Parallel Structure and Paired Conjunctions

For Teachers 6th - 10th
In this parallel structure worksheet, students respond to 16 questions that require them to finish the sentences using parallel structure.
Lesson Planet

Good Book, Bad Book: Lesson 2

For Teachers 6th - 8th
An interesting way to incorporate pop culture and the elements that make a book good. Kids watch a clip from MTV Cribs, they discuss how good or bad books are similar to good or bad homes. They are all different and not everybody will...
Lesson Planet

Avoiding Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
No! A run-on sentence? Avoid using run-ons and sentence fragments in your writing. Provide this review sheet for your emerging writers to practice revising poorly written sentences. This is great independent practice. 
Lesson Planet

Beginning Sentence Completion 9

For Students 3rd - 4th
English language learners choose the correct multiple choice option to complete 12 sentences. There is no common theme here, so this might function best as a time-filler. 
Lesson Planet

Beginning Sentence Completion 11

For Students 3rd - 4th
Help your English language learners use the appropriate verbs to complete their thoughts. Have them practice with this multiple choice worksheet. There are 12 sentences provided, and the learner has to choose the best verb (out of five...
Lesson Planet

Sea to Sky Adjectives Booklet

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Adjectives build better sentences! First, second, third, and fourth graders design adjective booklets that feature words to describe everything between the sea and the sky.
Lesson Planet

Writing Topics

For Students 4th - 5th
Finding a topic that engages young writers can be difficult. The four prompts offered by this resource focus on pets. Whether it be writing a story about an imaginary pet or about preparing for a pet, your pupils will find something here...