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Informational Essay: Editing
Informational Essay: Editing
Lesson Plan
Informational Essay: Editing
Students will have the opportunity to strengthen their informational essay drafts by correcting errors in conventions and mechanics. They’ll use a checklist to guide this critical step in the writing process.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Narrative Writing Graphic Organizer: Learning From Mistakes
Narrative Writing Graphic Organizer: Learning From Mistakes
Worksheet
Narrative Writing Graphic Organizer: Learning From Mistakes
Build your growth mindset while planning a personal narrative!
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Informational Writing
Graphic Organizer: Informational Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Informational Writing
Help students plan their informational writing with this graphic organizer!
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Narrative Writing: Removing Irrelevant Details
Narrative Writing: Removing Irrelevant Details
Worksheet
Narrative Writing: Removing Irrelevant Details
In this sixth-grade worksheet, students hone their narrative writing skills by practicing identifying and removing irrelevant details to strengthen a story.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Removing Irrelevant Evidence
Argument Writing: Removing Irrelevant Evidence
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Removing Irrelevant Evidence
Improve students' argument writing skills by identifying and removing irrelevant details with this middle school writing worksheet!
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Essay Writing Prompt Choice Board
Informational Essay Writing Prompt Choice Board
Worksheet
Informational Essay Writing Prompt Choice Board
Have middle school students use these writing prompts as a jumping off point as they set out to write an informational essay.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What’s Your Story? My Favorite Person
What’s Your Story? My Favorite Person
Worksheet
What’s Your Story? My Favorite Person
In this nonfiction writing worksheet, students will practice their narrative writing techniques as they draft a story about their favorite person
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
Lesson Plan
Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
Students will continue their informational writing project by creating an essay outline prior to drafting.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Draft an Outline: Informational Writing
Draft an Outline: Informational Writing
Worksheet
Draft an Outline: Informational Writing
Getting ready to write an informational essay? Use this five-page outline to help think through the next stages of the informational writing process! 
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What’s Your Argument? Internet Access
What’s Your Argument? Internet Access
Worksheet
What’s Your Argument? Internet Access
Should all people have a right to internet access? Argue your stance in this argument writing prompt worksheet and rubric for middle school!
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Essay: Revising
Informational Essay: Revising
Lesson Plan
Informational Essay: Revising
Students will have the opportunity to fine-tune their writing by adding, deleting, or reworking content in their informational essay drafts. They’ll use a checklist to guide this critical step in the writing process.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Research Graphic Organizer: Note-Taking
Research Graphic Organizer: Note-Taking
Worksheet
Research Graphic Organizer: Note-Taking
When writing an informational essay, start with gathering information with the help of this research graphic organizer template.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What’s Your Story? My Most Memorable Day
What’s Your Story? My Most Memorable Day
Worksheet
What’s Your Story? My Most Memorable Day
Get students thinking, reflecting, and writing with this middle school narrative writing prompt and rubric!
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Narrative Writing Graphic Organizer: Working Hard to Earn Something
Narrative Writing Graphic Organizer: Working Hard to Earn Something
Worksheet
Narrative Writing Graphic Organizer: Working Hard to Earn Something
Young writers reflect on a time they worked hard to earn something! Kick off the writing process with this narrative writing graphic organizer.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Revision Checklist: Informational Writing
Revision Checklist: Informational Writing
Worksheet
Revision Checklist: Informational Writing
With this middle-school revision checklist, students will be guided to review their informational writing with a critical eye in order to improve their writing.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Essay: Prewriting With Research
Informational Essay: Prewriting With Research
Lesson Plan
Informational Essay: Prewriting With Research
Students begin their informational writing process by gathering information through research. They will use a graphic organizer to record important information and sources and reflect on how to present the information.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Argument Writing Graphic Organizer: Should It Be Required?
Argument Writing Graphic Organizer: Should It Be Required?
Worksheet
Argument Writing Graphic Organizer: Should It Be Required?
Help students hone their argument writing skills with this writing worksheet and graphic organizer.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literary Response Prompt: Theme
Literary Response Prompt: Theme
Worksheet
Literary Response Prompt: Theme
This middle grades worksheet features two prompts aligned with Common Core standards for writing in response to literature, citing text evidence, and determining theme.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Research a Career
Graphic Organizer: Research a Career
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Research a Career
Research your dream career with this graphic organizer! Pick a career to learn about, and then compile your notes in this worksheet.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing Graphic Organizer: Should It Be Allowed?
Argument Writing Graphic Organizer: Should It Be Allowed?
Worksheet
Argument Writing Graphic Organizer: Should It Be Allowed?
Use this graphic organizer to help students build critical thinking skills as they plan an argumentative essay about whether people or organizations should be allowed to do certain things.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Essay: Getting Organized Before Writing
Informational Essay: Getting Organized Before Writing
Lesson Plan
Informational Essay: Getting Organized Before Writing
Students will continue their informational writing project by organizing the information they gathered through research. They will use a graphic organizer to organize their ideas and sort their research notes into meaningful sections.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What’s Your Story? An Accidental Discovery
What’s Your Story? An Accidental Discovery
Worksheet
What’s Your Story? An Accidental Discovery
Give blossoming authors a chance to practice their creative writing skills with this realistic fiction writing prompt and standards-based rubric.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literary Response Prompt: Story Elements
Literary Response Prompt: Story Elements
Worksheet
Literary Response Prompt: Story Elements
Students choose one of two writing prompts focused on analyzing the interaction of different story elements in this literary response worksheet for middle school!
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literary Response Prompt: Point of View
Literary Response Prompt: Point of View
Worksheet
Literary Response Prompt: Point of View
Students will choose one of two writing prompts focused on analyzing characters’ points of view in a story in this literary response worksheet for middle grades.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literary Response Prompt: Characters
Literary Response Prompt: Characters
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Literary Response Prompt: Characters
Students will choose one of two writing prompts focused on analyzing characters in a story in this literary response worksheet for middle grades.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
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