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Transition Words Reference
Transition Words Reference
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Transition Words Reference
Use this reference sheet to encourage students to use a variety of transition words in their writing to signal the different relationships between ideas.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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: 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
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: 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
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
Writing With a Formal Tone
Writing With a Formal Tone
Worksheet
Writing With a Formal Tone
Help students learn how to avoid informal language in their nonfiction writing with this helpful formal writing worksheet.
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
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: 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: 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
Editing Checklist
Editing Checklist
Worksheet
Editing Checklist
With an emphasis on grammar, mechanics, and style, this checklist is a great way to help writers hone their editing skills and gain familiarity with the writing process.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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 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
Compare and Contrast Information From Different Sources
Compare and Contrast Information From Different Sources
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Compare and Contrast Information From Different Sources
Use this graphic organizer to help students compare and contrast information from different sources of their choosing while researching a relevant topic.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What’s Your Argument? Outdoor Time
What’s Your Argument? Outdoor Time
Worksheet
What’s Your Argument? Outdoor Time
Are kids today spending enough time outdoors?  Make your case in this argument writing prompt worksheet and rubric for middle grades!
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
What’s Your Story? Characters Come to Life
What’s Your Story? Characters Come to Life
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What’s Your Story? Characters Come to Life
Use this fun creative writing prompt and accompanying rubric to inspire budding authors and help them hone their narrative writing skills.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Crafting Voice in Narrative Writing
Crafting Voice in Narrative Writing
Worksheet
Crafting Voice in Narrative Writing
Help budding authors practice giving personality to their narrative writing with the exercises in this writing worksheet.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing Graphic Organizer: Should It Be Allowed?
Argument Writing Graphic Organizer: Should It Be Allowed?
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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
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
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
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
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