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.

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.