I created this packet to use as a check for understanding with my Expository writing unit. I like to use a packet to help keep all student materials/work together for easy grading and quick checks.Included in this download:What is expository writing informationAssignment description for studentsQR code links to 3 helpful writing websitesIdeas brainstorming pageExpository graphic organizerSelf and peer editing checklistsFinal draft pages15 expository essay topics

I created this packet to use as a check for understanding with my Expository writing unit. I like to use a packet to help keep all student materials/work together for easy grading and quick checks.Included in this download:What is expository writing informationAssignment description for studentsQR code links to 3 helpful writing websitesIdeas brainstorming pageExpository graphic organizerSelf and peer editing checklistsFinal draft pages15 expository essay topics

SMART Board™ Lessons: Expository Writing | Engaging, interactive SMART Board lessons teach students how to write effective expository essays!

SMART Board™ Lessons: Expository Writing | Engaging, interactive SMART Board lessons teach students how to write effective expository essays!

Upper Elementary - Middle School---- In this detailed, common-core aligned, 10-day unit, students will learn about narrative writing and actively participate in the writing process.  Students will write personal narratives about an interesting experience that taught them a lesson.  Through the study of a mentor text, pre-writing activities, draft guidelines, revision mini-lessons and guides, peer conferencing, and editing, students will write a powerful personal narrative.

Narrative Writing Unit: 10-Day Personal Narrative Writing Unit (CCSS Aligned)

Upper Elementary - Middle School---- In this detailed, common-core aligned, 10-day unit, students will learn about narrative writing and actively participate in the writing process. Students will write personal narratives about an interesting experience that taught them a lesson. Through the study of a mentor text, pre-writing activities, draft guidelines, revision mini-lessons and guides, peer conferencing, and editing, students will write a powerful personal narrative.

These worksheets are intended to show students how to correctly construct a thesis statement, change first and second person pronouns into third person, answer questions and prompts in the thesis format, and identify a correct thesis.

Understanding Thesis Statement Worksheets #1, #2, #3

These worksheets are intended to show students how to correctly construct a thesis statement, change first and second person pronouns into third person, answer questions and prompts in the thesis format, and identify a correct thesis.

Students get to write a news story complete in newspaper form! This News Story Writing Packet provides students the opportunity to take the product through the publishing process. Included are: Lesson Plan Ideas, Vocabulary, Direction Sheet, Example Sheet, Graphic Organizer, Rough Draft Sheet, Editing Check List for a student partner as well as parents, Final Copy Sheet. I have also included additional rough draft and final copy sheets for those students that wish to do a double sided…

Students get to write a news story complete in newspaper form! This News Story Writing Packet provides students the opportunity to take the product through the publishing process. Included are: Lesson Plan Ideas, Vocabulary, Direction Sheet, Example Sheet, Graphic Organizer, Rough Draft Sheet, Editing Check List for a student partner as well as parents, Final Copy Sheet. I have also included additional rough draft and final copy sheets for those students that wish to do a double sided…

Free handout is a mini-lesson for students about how to open and close their essays. It outlines 7 ways for students to write introductions that grab the reader's attention and 5 ways for them to write conclusions without resorting to tired and boring methods. Examples are given for each method...

Free handout is a mini-lesson for students about how to open and close their essays. It outlines 7 ways for students to write introductions that grab the reader's attention and 5 ways for them to write conclusions without resorting to tired and boring methods. Examples are given for each method...

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