Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Persuade Me: Persuasive Writing Prompts
A set of 4 persuasive writing prompts.
Assorted Writing Prompts Calendar – Upper Grades
Monthly writing calendar with 240 writing prompts for the year.
Journal Writing Prompt Cards
46 writer's notebook journal writing prompt cards.
Memorial Day Writing Prompts
A set of writing prompts to use around Memorial Day.
Looking Back on My Year
Reflect on the school year with this end-of-the-year writing activity.
Recount Writing Scaffold
A one page scaffolding sheet which can be used to write a recount.
Recount Writing Planning Template
A template for students to use when planning a recount.
Historical Recount (Factual) Checklist - Structure, Language and Features
A checklist for students to use when proofreading and editing their historical recounts.
Assorted Writing Prompts Grid
A writing grid with 20 writing prompts.
Story Leads To Hook Your Readers
How to hook your reader: 11 techniques to open your story with a bang and grab your reader's attention!
March Writing Prompts - Lower Grades
20 writing prompts for March with corresponding writing sheets.
April Writing Prompts - Lower Grades
20 writing prompts for April with corresponding writing sheets.
Grade 5 Magazine - "What's Buzzing?" (Issue 1) Task Cards
A set of five literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with issue 1 of Teach Starter's Grade 5 magazine.
Who is Amanda Gorman? Biography Research Template
Conduct and organize Amanda Gorman facts and research with a printable or digital flipbook activity.
All About Sloths Animal Project Guidebook
Research and learn about the amazing tree sloth with a printable research guide for kids.
All About Sloths - Animal Research Project Instructional Slides
Use an animated instructional slide deck to guide your students through a sloth research project!
Forms of Poetry
A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore some well-known and commonly used forms of fixed verse.
Shared Writing - Incredible Inventions
A 60 minute lesson in which students will construct a historical recount about the development of a famous invention in pairs.
Independent Writing - Amazing Achievements
A 60 minute lesson in which students will independently write a historical recount using appropriate text structure, language and features.
Introduction to Historical Recounts Unit Plan
This English unit has been designed to introduce the historical recount text type to older students; specifically, the purpose, structure and language features of factual historical recounts.
Experimenting with Poetry Unit Plan - Grade 5 and Grade 6
This English unit addresses the common elements of poetry and explores how these may be applied to shape poems, limericks, odes and simple ballads.