Writing Resources - Activities, Samples, and Lessons



Write from the Start! Writing Lessons Grd 5
Write from the Start! Writing Lessons Grd 5
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR8073 (Intermediate, Middle School)
Teach students different types of writing, including narratives, poems, reports, explanations, and more. Sample texts and a variety of activities help guide students and give them practice in writing similar types of text. Additional activities for grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling are also included.
Grades: 5


Write from the Start! Writing Lessons Grd 6
Write from the Start! Writing Lessons Grd 6
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR8074 (Middle School)
Teach students different types of writing, including narratives, poems, reports, explanations, and more. Sample texts and a variety of activities help guide students and give them practice in writing similar types of text. Additional activities for grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling are also included.
Grades: 6


Write from the Start! Writing Lessons Grd 3
Write from the Start! Writing Lessons Grd 3
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR8071 (Primary, Intermediate)
Teach students different types of writing, including narratives, poems, reports, explanations, and more. Sample texts and a variety of activities help guide students and give them practice in writing similar types of text. Additional activities for grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling are also included.
Grades: 3


Write from the Start! Writing Lessons Grd 4
Write from the Start! Writing Lessons Grd 4
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR8072 (Intermediate)
Teach students different types of writing, including narratives, poems, reports, explanations, and more. Sample texts and a variety of activities help guide students and give them practice in writing similar types of text. Additional activities for grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling are also included.
Grades: 4


 Traits of Good Writing Grade 6
Traits of Good Writing Grade 6
from Shell Education
SED50236 (Middle School)
Help your students become skilled and effective writers. Follow step-by-step activities which use writing samples from the authors of TIME For Kids and lesson plans focused on each writing trait including: ideas organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. Teaching strategies and lesson plans are provided for each traits while the TIME For Kids samples demonstrate each writing skill or strategy. Book includes a zip file with student activity pages.
Grades: 6


Traits of Good Writing Grade 5
Traits of Good Writing Grade 5
from Shell Education
SED50235 (Intermediate)
Help your students become skilled and effective writers. Follow step-by-step activities which use writing samples from the authors of TIME For Kids and lesson plans focused on each writing trait including: ideas organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. Teaching strategies and lesson plans are provided for each traits while the TIME For Kids samples demonstrate each writing skill or strategy. Book includes a zip file with student activity pages.
Grades: 5


Traits of Good Writing Grade 4
Traits of Good Writing Grade 4
from Shell Education
SED50234 (Intermediate)
Help your students become skilled and effective writers. Follow step-by-step activities which use writing samples from the authors of TIME For Kids and lesson plans focused on each writing trait including: ideas organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. Teaching strategies and lesson plans are provided for each traits while the TIME For Kids samples demonstrate each writing skill or strategy. Book includes a zip file with student activity pages.
Grades: 4


Traits of Good Writing Grade 1
Traits of Good Writing Grade 1
from Shell Education
SED50231 (Primary)
Help your students become skilled and effective writers. Follow step-by-step activities which use writing samples from the authors of TIME For Kids and lesson plans focused on each writing trait including: ideas organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. Teaching strategies and lesson plans are provided for each traits while the TIME For Kids samples demonstrate each writing skill or strategy. Book includes a zip file with student activity pages.
Grades: 1


Traits of Good Writing Grade 2
Traits of Good Writing Grade 2
from Shell Education
SED50232 (Primary)
Help your students become skilled and effective writers. Follow step-by-step activities which use writing samples from the authors of TIME For Kids and lesson plans focused on each writing trait including: ideas organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. Teaching strategies and lesson plans are provided for each traits while the TIME For Kids samples demonstrate each writing skill or strategy. Book includes a zip file with student activity pages.
Grades: 2


Traits of Good Writing Grade 3
Traits of Good Writing Grade 3
from Shell Education
SED50233 (Primary, Intermediate)
Help your students become skilled and effective writers. Follow step-by-step activities which use writing samples from the authors of TIME For Kids and lesson plans focused on each writing trait including: ideas organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. Teaching strategies and lesson plans are provided for each traits while the TIME For Kids samples demonstrate each writing skill or strategy. Book includes a zip file with student activity pages.
Grades: 3


Writing in the Content Areas, Grade 2
Writing in the Content Areas, Grade 2
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR9042 (Primary)
Writing isn't just for language arts class! Integrate the traits of good writing and the writing process in all areas of the curriculum, including math, social studies, and science. Provided in this book are techniques, lesson plans, and ready-to-use assignments.
The activities target standards in these areas:
  • the writing process
  • conventions in writing
  • listening and speaking skills
  • organization strategies
  • descriptive language

Grades: 2


Writing in the Content Areas, Grade 3
Writing in the Content Areas, Grade 3
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR9043 (Primary, Intermediate)
Writing isn't just for language arts class! Integrate the traits of good writing and the writing process in all areas of the curriculum, including math, social studies, and science. Provided in this book are techniques, lesson plans, and ready-to-use assignments.
The activities target standards in these areas:
  • the writing process
  • conventions in writing
  • organization strategies
  • variety of genre and forms of writing
  • descriptive language
  • paragraph structure

Grades: 3


Writing in the Content Areas, Grade 4
Writing in the Content Areas, Grade 4
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR9044 (Intermediate)
Writing isn't just for language arts class! Integrate the traits of good writing and the writing process in all areas of the curriculum, including math, social studies, and science. Provided in this book are techniques, lesson plans, and ready-to-use assignments.
The activities target standards in these areas:
  • the writing process
  • tconventions in writing
  • research skills
  • organization strategies
  • expository, persuasive and narrative writing
  • multiple representations of information

Grades: 4


Writing in the Content Areas, Grade 6
Writing in the Content Areas, Grade 6
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR9046 (Middle School)
Writing isn't just for language arts class! Integrate the traits of good writing and the writing process in all areas of the curriculum, including math, social studies, and science. Provided in this book are techniques, lesson plans, and ready-to-use assignments.
The activities target standards in these areas:
  • the writing process
  • conventions in writing
  • research skills
  • organization strategies
  • composition format
  • multiple representations of information

Grades: 6


Power Practice Traits of Good Writing (Grades 2-3)
Power Practice Traits of Good Writing (Grades 2-3)
from Creative Teaching Press
CTP8311 (Primary)
Over 100 Reproducible Activities to Sharpen Basic Skills This resource helps students build their writing skills with activities that teach ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and writing conventions. The practical and creative activities provide perfect practice for the skills noted below:
  • brainstorming ideas
  • identifying main ideas and details
  • using descriptive words
  • sequencing a story
  • recognizing cause and effect
  • using correct punctuation

Grades: 2 - 3


Power Practice Traits of Good Writing (Grades 4-5)
Power Practice Traits of Good Writing (Grades 4-5)
from Creative Teaching Press
CTP8312 (Intermediate)
Over 100 Reproducible Activities to Sharpen Basic Skills This resource helps students build their writing skills with activities that teach ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and writing conventions. The practical and creative activities provide perfect practice for the skills noted below:
  • brainstorming ideas
  • identifying main ideas and details
  • using descriptive words
  • sequencing a story
  • recognizing cause and effect
  • using correct punctuation

Grades: 4 - 5


Power Practice Traits of Good Writing (Grades 6-8)
Power Practice Traits of Good Writing (Grades 6-8)
from Creative Teaching Press
CTP8313 (Middle School)
Over 100 Reproducible Activities to Sharpen Basic Skills This resource helps students build their writing skills with activities that teach ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and writing conventions. The practical and creative activities provide perfect practice for the skills noted below:
  • brainstorming ideas
  • identifying main ideas and details
  • using descriptive words
  • sequencing a story
  • recognizing cause and effect
  • using correct punctuation

Grades: 6 - 8


Implementing an Effective Writing Program
Implementing an Effective Writing Program
from Shell Education
SED3851 (Intermediate, Middle School, High School)
This professional resource includes strategies and tools from several proven writing instruction methods (writing workshop, traits of writing, the writing process) and offers a model for teaching writing. In addition to the strategies, a host of time-saving tips are included to help manage a successful writing program. The Companion Notebook includes reproducibles for:
  • Graphic organizers
  • Progress charts
  • Assessment tools
  • Writing templates
  • Revision instructions
  • Parent communications
The set includes the 152-page resource guide, a 400-page Companion Notebook with reproducible lessons and activity sheets, including graphic organizers, and a zip file with PDFs (printable files) and templates.

Grades: 4 - 12


Traits of Good Writing, Grades 3-4
Traits of Good Writing, Grades 3-4
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR3587 (Primary, Intermediate)
Traits of Good Writing emphasizes the entire process of writing. It includes practical, hands-on lesson plans for each of the following writing traits:
  • Ideas and Content
  • Word Choice
  • Fluency
  • Voice
  • Organization
  • Conventions
  • Presentation
Each section is theme-based and includes student samples, reproducible student pages and identifying elements of each trait. Also included are technology resources and a section describing how each lesson pertains to the writing standards.

Grades: 3 - 4



Traits of Good Writing, Grades 5-6
Traits of Good Writing, Grades 5-6
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR3593 (Intermediate, Middle School)
Traits of Good Writing emphasizes the entire process of writing. It includes practical, hands-on lesson plans for each of the following writing traits:
  • Ideas and Content
  • Word Choice
  • Fluency
  • Voice
  • Organization
  • Conventions
  • Presentation
Each section is theme-based and includes student samples, reproducible student pages and identifying elements of each trait. Also included are technology resources and a section describing how each lesson pertains to the writing standards.

Grades: 5 - 6


Traits of Good Writing, Grades 1-2
Traits of Good Writing, Grades 1-2
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR3584 (Primary)
Traits of Good Writing emphasizes the entire process of writing. It includes practical, hands-on lesson plans for each of the following writing traits:
  • Ideas and Content
  • Word Choice
  • Fluency
  • Voice
  • Organization
  • Conventions
  • Presentation
Each section is theme-based and includes student samples, reproducible student pages and identifying elements of each trait. Also included are technology resources and a section describing how each lesson pertains to the writing standards.

Grades: 1 - 2



Writing in the Content Areas
Writing in the Content Areas
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR9045 (Intermediate)
Writing isn't just for language arts class! Integrate the traits of good writing and the writing process in all areas of the curriculum, including math, social studies, and science. Provided in this book are techniques, lesson plans, and ready-to-use assignments.
The activities target standards in these areas:
  • the writing process
  • conventions in writing
  • research skills
  • listening and speaking skills
  • expository, persuasive and narrative writing
  • multiple representations of information

Grades: 5


Using the Traits of Good Writing Grades 6-8
Using the Traits of Good Writing Grades 6-8
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR3359 (Middle School)
Help secondary students learn to write effectively. The lessons are based on seven traits of writing that break down the writing process into manageable parts.
The activities target standards in these areas:
  • the writing process
  • conventions in writing
  • variety of literary genres
  • organization / use of transitions
  • listening, speaking and presentation skills

Grades: 6 - 8


Using the Traits of Good Writing
Using the Traits of Good Writing
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR3276 (Primary)
Early mastery of writing skills will help students excel in school, on standardized tests, and in life. These lessons focus on using the good writing traits. They break down the writing process into manageable parts to help primary students learn to write effectively.
This book targets standards in these areas:
  • the writing process
  • conventions in writing
  • logical sequence of events
  • listening and speaking skills
For details, download the sample pages available for this title.

Grades: 1 - 3



Writer's Craft: Models, Lessons, and More
Writer's Craft: Models, Lessons, and More
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR3060 (Primary, Intermediate)
Writer's Craft features unique elements to help educators teach writing. The lessons emphasize the basic elements of effective writing: focus, organization, support, and conventions. Precise directions are given for how to begin, what to teach, and the order in which to teach the lessons as well as detailed examples. This book also includes actual student samples and rubrics.
Grades: 3 - 5
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