SHARON’S BLOG

Could your students use some writing tools?

Your students have to come up with a paragraph or an essay, but they do not know where to begin. They do not know where to get ideas, how to formulate a plan, how to narrow down their topic, how to organize their ideas, how to write a credible paragraph, and so on.

Does this sound familiar?

Then you’ve come to the right place! Use the links below to equip your students with the writing tools they need to be successful this year. Many of these links contain tutorials and free worksheets to download. I hope you like #s 10 and 11. Thousands of moms and teachers have already downloaded them and found happiness.

Ready? Let’s go . . .

Essential Tools for Writers - Equip your students with the writing tools they need to be successful this year! Find tutorials and free printable worksheets on getting ideas, organizing, and much more.

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Ideas for Essays fb

  1. Where can students get ideas for their essays, ideas they just may be interested in writing about? Click on over to this fun tutorial that involves your students’ initials.

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Brainstorm and Organize Middle School Writing Prompt fb

2. Middle school students will practice brainstorming and organizing with this tutorial and free downloadable worksheets on the benefits of trees.

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Brainstorm and Organize fb

3. High school students will practice brainstorming and organizing with this tutorial and free downloadable worksheets on the benefits of bicycle riding.

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Narrowing Down a Topic fb

4. Could your students use some help in narrowing down their too-big topic? They’ll read examples here and then practice narrowing down some topics.

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outline image for blog

5. Outlining can be a pain, so why not inject a little fun into it by outlining a grocery store or local restaurants? Check out the tutorial and free worksheets here.

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How to Create a Paragraph

6. Use this handy tutorial and free chart for your middle school students.

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How to Create a Paragraph Free Printable Chart for High School fb

7. Use this free printable chart for your high school paragraph writers.

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The Benefits of Pets fb

8. Give your students practice in writing introductions with this fun tutorial.

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The Introduction's Super Power9. Students learn how to add a personal narrative (story) to their introductions here to give them more power.

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In Text Citations Tutorial fb

10. In this tutorial, students learn a method of citing sources that will keep them from plagiarizing. Printable exercise {with answers} included.

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proofreading marks image11. Plenty of printables in this wildly popular tutorial complete with a chart, examples, and answers. There’s no need for scribbling, erasing, and general pulling of hair. Students learn these simple proofreading marks and find relief!

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Looking for fun middle school prompts? Follow this link. >>

Would you like engaging high school prompts. Follow this link. >>

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Download a free sample of our popular middle school writing curriculum Jump In here.

Download a free sample of our updated and improved The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School , 2nd Edition, with FREE Grading Grid samples here.

Download 2 free chapters of our unstuffy high school literature course Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide here.

Looking for a captivating literature course for your 7th and 8th graders? Download a free lesson from Their Blood Tingled here.

Do you have a story writer at home? Download a free sample of our elective Writing Fiction [in High School] here.

Copyright © 2016 by Sharon Watson.
Photo credits for students with toolbox and building plans: Copyright © 2012 Esther Moulder / clickphotography.biz 
Image credits: Sharon Watson