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    Fun writing exercises for middle school students from The Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors. 1) cut out magazine images to create characters. 2) Focus on the Problem! 3) Embarrassing Moments.

    This T-Chart Outline by The Teacher Next Door will help your students organize opinion piece/persuasive essays. The Opinion Piece Unit is loaded with 32 task cards, worksheets, a group project, homework, a game and more!

    Get teens excited about writing with essay prompts high school students will love! Essay topics include art and film, career choices, and relationships.

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    101 Persuasive Writing Topics: Most are perfect for upper elementary! I used this last year and it was a great way to get kids writing quicker, instead of agonizing over what makes a good topic to persuade (not too controversial but not too universal).

    Tons of shape book templates- this one might be perfect for a back to school writing prompt!


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    Incredible reading management binder to track student progress. Every form you will need for assessing students and developing instruction. A great addition to your reading workshop management.

    Opinion Writing "You Should Try This!" Five Paragraph Essay - This engaging writing unit will guide students through writing a five paragraph essay. Students will state their opinions about an activity or hobby that they enjoy and give reasons, details, and examples why others might want to try the activity. 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades

    Students write a persuasive essay on why they should be voted president. They will have the background knowledge about presidents and the duties they are expected to complete. They will campaign and create a poster saying why they should be president.

    Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practices. (A MUST read.)

    Go Teen Writers: 30 Things I've Learned About Writing That Made A Big Difference

    Said is Dead...descriptive!

    Super tool to check your grammar, detect for plagiarism, and get writing suggestions