This product has been updated (6/12/14) to include SEVEN writing graphic organizers your students can use to plan and organize their writing pieces: narrative writing, two versions of opinion writing, informational writing, and how-to writing. I’ve also included two prewriting sheets for research reports: an animal report and a planet report.
------1------ Building Vocabulary --- This really doesn't have an activity to it, but I felt like this would be a great start to a activity. You could use the poster and each day tell the students they couldn't use one of the words in yellow and they had to replace it with one of the words below it. It could be a weekly thing.
pensandmachine:Essay writing tip from my friend Theresa I asked my friend Theresa (who is majoring in philosophy) for tips on writing a philosophy essay and wrote down what she gave me. Although these are meant to be for philosophy essays I think they could be used for other essays in general as well. These are really basic tips, but are nevertheless helpful and essential! This is great, Theresa.
As an editor of the high school newspaper, the editor-in-chief of the high school literary magazine, and a college journalism major, I have clearly always been someone who doesn’t mind writing a research paper or an essay. In fact, I welcomed these assignments when I was still in school. I would pick a 10-page essay over a math test literally any day of the week. I’m a fast writer and I managed to get good grades on my papers even when I admittedly didn’t try very hard.