Common Core Top Pick for Writing
- Text Types and Purposes
- Production and Distribution of Writing
Focused instruction on important nonfiction writing forms!
Help your grade 6+ students practice nonfiction writing skills with guided instruction using the models and activities in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 6+.
Nonfiction Writing provides 16 units of instruction and practice activities. Each unit focuses on a specific nonfiction writing form and includes guided lessons with accompanying student pages that target skills essential to that writing form. The units are grouped into three sections: expository, persuasive, and narrative writing.
16 units cover the following nonfiction writing skills:
- Writing a Summary - Writing a Topic Sentence, Marking Up an Article, Paraphrasing
- Writing a Descriptive Essay - Using Sensory Details, Using Precise Language, Using Figurative Language, Avoiding Overwriting
- Writing a Cause-and-Effect Essay - Writing a Topic Sentence, Organizing a Cause-and-Effect Essay, Adding Details
- Writing a Compare-and-Contrast Essay - Writing to Compare and Contrast, Writing a Topic Sentence, Organizing Details, Balancing Details
- Writing a Biography - Organizing Details, Writing Main-Idea Sentences, Removing Unnecessary Details
- Writing a News Article - Answering the 5Ws and H, Writing a Good Lead, Avoiding Bias, Using Quotations
- Writing a Response to Literature - Understanding the Prompt, Summarizing the Text, Marking Up the Text
- Writing a Research Report - Writing Topic and Main-Idea Sentences, Asking Research Questions, Taking Notes, Writing an Outline, Using an Outline to Write, Quoting and Paraphrasing, Writing an Introduction and a Conclusion, Listing Sources
- Writing a Persuasive Letter - Forming an Opinion Statement, Including Reasons and Details, Anticipating Arguments, Organizing a Persuasive Letter
- Writing a Persuasive Essay - Writing an Opinion Statement, Including Reasons and Details, Including an Opposing Reason and a Response, Writing a Conclusion
- Writing a Review - Including Important Information, Supporting Your Opinion, Using Your Voice
- Writing an Editorial - Writing an Introduction, Responding to Arguments, Writing a Call to Action
- Writing a Problem-Solution Essay - Stating the Problem, Supporting the Solution, Balancing Information
- Writing a Pro-Con Essay - Establishing Pros and Cons, Writing an Introduction, Adding Details, Balancing Pros and Cons, Writing a Conclusion
- Writing a Personal Narrative - Narrowing the Topic, Using Sensory Details, Including Important Details, Writing Transition Sentences
- Writing Creative Nonfiction - Writing a Creative Introduction; Using Figurative Language; Including Strong Verbs, Adjectives, and Adverbs; Creating a Mood