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I have been teaching for 15 years and love creating content to share with other teachers! I am especially passionate about writing instruction!

I have been teaching for 15 years and love creating content to share with other teachers! I am especially passionate about writing instruction!
The Complete Cause and Effect Essay
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The Complete Cause and Effect Essay

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This bundle contains four editable PowerPoint (PPT) lessons. It covers the cause & effect genre of essay writing. It includes model essays, graphic organizers, and peer review checklists to guide students through these interactive lessons.
The Complete Comparative Essay Writing Unit
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The Complete Comparative Essay Writing Unit

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This Bundle contains five resources / lessons in PPT format. It also contains links to the files in Google Drive. In addition, there is a BONUS zip folder with 7 graphic organizers and handouts in PDF format. The five lessons cover both the block method and the point-by-point method of comparative essay writing. They introduce students to topics, points, and significance of comparison. Language skills instruction for comparing and contrasting are included as well as tools for peer review. Model essays are included for analysis.
Year 2 English Language Arts Worksheet Bundle
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Year 2 English Language Arts Worksheet Bundle

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This resources contains 152 pages of worksheets, answer keys, games, and other fun English language arts practice based on grade 2 common core ELA standards. The worksheets can be used throughout the school year and are conveniently organized into folders by their topic (and organized within their folders by subtopic). They are also available in digital format (Google Drive). This resource contains material that covers the following: *Adverbs & Adjectives Collective Nouns Compound Words Context Clues Homophones Synonyms & Antonyms Idioms Similes Shades of Meaning Multiple Meaning Words Irregular Past Tense Verbs Phonics/Foundation Skills (short vowels - long vowels - vowel teams - irregularly spelled words - inconsistent spelling sound correspondence) Irregular Plural Nouns Prefixes, Suffixes, & Root Words Reflexive Pronouns Simple v. Compound Sentences What levels can use these worksheets? It’s designed for GRADE 2 students. However, it can be used as part of extension activities for grade 1 students or review for grade 3 students who may need a bit of extra help. FONT & CLIPART CREDITS • This resource uses fonts from I’m Lovin Lit. You can visit her excellent blog here. • It includes fonts from Lindsey Petlak and Zook’s Nook. • It includes clip art from Whimsy Clips and Mellonheadz. You can find the Mellonheadz blog here. • It includes borders from Creative Clips by Krista Wallden. • Other excellent Clipart from Artifex and Rivulet. • Thumbnail mock-ups by Sabrina Dias and Company. • Miss Kindergarten Font by Kimberly Geswein Fonts
The Complete Problem & Solution Essay Writing Unit
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The Complete Problem & Solution Essay Writing Unit

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This resource contains 3 editable PowerPoint lessons explaining this genre of essay writing. It includes model essays for analysis, graphic organizers, and covers language instruction for presenting problems and potential solutions. Students are introduced to different essay structures to deal with controversial topics. They will also get practice with the language necessary for introducing and refuting counterarguments. Issues such as poverty, pollution, and racism are addressed in model essays.
Introduction to the Writing Process
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Introduction to the Writing Process

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This editable PowerPoint presentation covers the process of brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing an academic essay. A model essay is included for analysis, along with instruction on how students can best support their opinion in academic writing. This lesson builds on the first lesson (Introduction to Academic Writing) which is available for free download in my shop.
Argumentative Essay Writing Unit Lessons
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Argumentative Essay Writing Unit Lessons

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This resource includes four PowerPoint essays (also with links to Google Drive) files. It covers the structure of a five-paragraph argumentative (persuasive) essay and contrasts it with an opinion essay. It includes model essays, language instruction for presenting evidence and calling an audience to action. Focus on methods for supporting a thesis, as well as searching for and citing sources. Students learn to deal with controversial essay topics, as well as language for presenting and refuting counterarguments.
The Complete Process Essay/How-To Essay
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The Complete Process Essay/How-To Essay

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This product includes two editable PowerPoint (PPT) lessons, part 1 & 2 of the process essay (how-to essay). BONUS FILE: Six Printable PDF Graphic Organizers for the Process Essay LESSON #1: This editable PowerPoint (PPT) lesson plan is an introduction to the process essay (also known as the HOW-TO essay). It provides a model essay for students to analyze. It breaks down the parts of a 5-paragraph essay (the introduction, three body paragraphs - each with its own main idea and supporting details, and the conclusion). Students will learn how the process essay conforms to the 5-paragraph approach - including how to draft a thesis statement for this type of essay. Each step in the process students explain will be represented in its own body paragraph. The writing skills work in lesson one focuses on sequence words. It also includes graphic organizers for drafting. LESSON #2: This editable PowerPoint (PPT) lesson plan is a continuation on the first lesson of the process essay (also known as the HOW-TO essay). It provides a second model essay for students to analyze. It breaks down the parts of a 5-paragraph essay (the introduction, three body paragraphs - each with its own main idea and supporting details, and the conclusion). Students will build on what they’ve learned about audience awareness in the previous genres. Students will add rich details to their writing to make the essay and the process clear to those audience members who may not be familiar with it. Each step in the process students explain will be represented in its own body paragraph. The model essay from the first lesson will be broken down and edited to add additional details to each step. Students will engage in peer editing of one another’s essays. In addition to graphic organizers, peer checklists will be provided to assist in the editing process.
The Complete Opinion Essay
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The Complete Opinion Essay

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This Bundle contains three resources / lessons in PPT format. It also contains links to the files in Google Drive. In addition, there is a BONUS zip folder with 5 graphic organizers and handouts in PDF format. The three lessons cover the structure of a five-paragraph essay. Strategies for developing a thesis statement and supporting it with reasons & evidence. Rhetorical features of academic writing - such as an engaging opening, a road map for the reader, a thesis, topic sentences, supporting details, signposting, summarizing, and a strong concluding thought are all touched upon. Language skills instruction for presenting an opinion is included as well as tools for peer review. Model essays are included for analysis.
Wonders Grade 2 Supplementary Materials Unit 1- Families Work!
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Wonders Grade 2 Supplementary Materials Unit 1- Families Work!

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This resource includes two editable PowerPoint Presentations - one for the story Families Work! and another for writing workshop. The writing workshop PPT covers the Friendly Letter genre. It includes graphic organizers, templates, and a model letter. **The PPT includes work on: ** The Big Idea The Essential Question, vocabulary Decoding common words with prefixes and suffixes Expository text genre Vocabulary Making Predictions Key Details Ask & Answer Questions Worksheets include: Making Predictions Key Details Decoding common words with prefixes and suffixes Graphic Organizer & Template for Friendly Letter Exit Ticket
Introduction to Academic Writing
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Introduction to Academic Writing

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This editable PowerPoint lesson (17 slides in PPT format) covers the notion of academic argument, audience awareness, and the structure of a 5-paragraph essay (an introduction, three body paragraphs with well-developed topic sentences and key details that support the main idea, and a conclusion). It introduces the idea that English academic writing is direct in nature and should use formal language. Students will evaluate two model essays. They will also use a graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas for an essay of their own where they will have to argue an opinion. The Zip Folder contains the PPT file, as well as the terms of use with a link to a copy of the resource in google drive.