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Teaching Writing

Teaching Writing

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Opinion Writing Prompt Cards


Opening and Closing Statements

This Opinion Piece Handout called "Or" by The Teacher Next Door will help your students brainstorm and then organize ideas for an opinion piece/persuasive essay. The Opinion Piece Unit is loaded with 32 task cards, worksheets, a group project, homework, a game and more!

Opinion Piece - Persuasive Writing: Common Core

Teach students to write details that show rather than tell. Free student handouts are included with this blog post

Literacy & Math Ideas

This is good, probably to elementary for secondary English. My assigned teacher has each of her students a binder that they put stuff like this in. I really like this idea.

Teacher's Take-Out: Openings and Closing Statements

Writing chart for spelling/ LOVE this especially the speech bubble part of what Writers don't say!

My Heart Map. Students create a heart map in their writer's notebook as inspiration for their writing. 3 important people, 3 hobbies, 3 important places, 3 memories, and 3 important things. They will always have something to write about for a personal narrative.

Although this is a writing activity, it could also be tied into measurement for math by having kids make hot chocolate mix - measuring the ingredients and then measuring out enough servings into a snack size baggy to take home for their family.

A Cupcake for the Teacher

I love this site! Every-Day Edits - Daily paragraph with ten built-in errors of basic spelling, grammar, punctuation, or capitalization. Send students on a hunting expedition, then review the work with them. This daily exposure is sure to cement some very important skills as it lays the foundation for improving students' test scores.

Ideas for Using Every-Day Edits in Your Classroom

ROLL and READ a simple sentence with sight words and CVC words. Perfect for FLUENCY and CONFIDENCE!

Ready, Print, GO! {Halloween Edition}

Create●Teach●Share: Ready, Print, GO! {Halloween Edition}

Opinion Writing

Opinion Writing Project for Primary Grades {Common Core}

pumpkin writing

The First Grade Parade: Hello? Hello? Is Anybody There?

3-2-1 ELA English Language Arts Reading Closure Activity - could be used for any 2nd language learning (translate and use for Spanish language building)

3-2-1 Closure Activity - Printable Worksheet | Student Handouts


Two Can Do It: Write-O

“Hey, Little Ant” takes the form of a debate between an ant and a little boy. It is a great way to start a persuasive writing unit. Come read about it and grab a free writing template from Grade School Giggles.

Do You Need to Teach Persuasive Writing? | Grade School Giggles

$ for a year-long unit (400+ pages). Follow through the WRITING PROCESS and model lessons for Narrative Writing, Opinion Writing, and Informative Writing. It covers ALL of the Writing Common Core Standards and many Language Standards. There are teachable slides that can be used on the smart board or posters, as well as student printables WITH STANDARDS to go along with each mini lesson. You will also find practice, assessments, resources, tracking charts, rubrics, homework, etc!

Free Punctuation Worksheet

Free Punctuation Worksheet

use this idea for reading- What do ______ read? Use nurses or other medical professions and farmers and other ag related careers

checklist at the bottom. It makes the kids accountable for their writing. What a GREAT idea!

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ELA STANDARD 3.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. I will use this activity during our writing unit and display them on a bulletin board or in the hall.

Five writing lead posters with examples.Dialogue, Question, Action, Sound Effects, Mental Image, ...

sentence starters