Writing Resources

Resources for teaching writing. Includes activities for integrating writing into other subject matters.

Thank You Note – A thank you note template you can have students use when they need to write a letter thanking somebody.

Field Trip Writing Reflection ActivityA scaffolded writing activity to use after going on a field trip with your class.  Students reflect on what they did and what they learned during the field trip.

Snowman Writing Description Activity – Students decorate a snowman however they want, and then they write a description of their snowman.

Hispanic Heritage Month Project – Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 – October 15. This project has students research a famous Hispanic American, and then complete an essay, map, and timeline on that person.

Rewrite Paragraph with Better Word Choice – Students read a paragraph. They rewrite the paragraph, replacing some of the words.

POV Nonfiction Rewrite #1 – Students read a short passage on a controversial topic. Then, students have to rewrite the passage from the OPPOSING viewpoint.

POV Nonfiction Rewrite #2 – Students read a short passage on a controversial topic. Then, students have to rewrite the passage from the OPPOSING viewpoint.

POV Nonfiction Rewrite #3 – Students read a short passage on a controversial topic. Then, students have to rewrite the passage from the OPPOSING viewpoint.

POV Fiction Rewrite #1 – Students read a short fiction passage and have to rewrite it from a different character’s point of view.

POV Fiction Rewrite #2 – Students read a short fiction passage and have to rewrite it from a different character’s point of view.

POV Fiction Rewrite #3 - third person – Students read a short fiction passage and have to rewrite it using a third person point of view.

POV Fiction Rewrite #4 - first person – Students read a short fiction passage and have to rewrite it using a first person point of view.

POV Rewrite #5 - Reusable – Students rewrite ANY fictional story from a different character’s point of view.

POV Fiction Rewrite #6 - Reusable – Students rewrite ANY fiction story from their OWN point of view.

Compare and Contrast Essay: Scaffolded Writing – Students write a compare and contrast essay. Includes scaffolding to help students with their brainstorming, rough draft, and revising and editing.

Butterflies: Compare and Contrast Scaffolded Writing – Students are given information on two different types of butterflies. They use that information to write a short compare and contrast essay.

Character Traits Writing Prompt #1 – Students write a story with at least characters. One of the characters is humorous and another character is grouchy.

Character Traits Writing Prompt #2 – Students write a story where the main character’s traits changes from the beginning to the end of the story.

Character Traits Writing Prompt #3 – Students write a short story using certain character traits.

Character Traits Writing Prompt #4 – Students write a story, making sure to give their characters traits.

Text Features: Write Your Own Article – Students write their own nonfiction article that includes text features. Includes instructions, brainstorming, final draft, and grading rubric pages.

Main Idea Writing Topic Sentences – Students read paragraphs that don’t have a topic sentence. They must add an appropriate topic sentence.