Secondary Writers' and Readers Workshop Materials

Blogging
Learn all about educational blogs. You will get information on how to set up a blog and ideas for the classroom. You can read a few samples written by beginning bloggers.

PDF DocumentCounterargument in Persuasive Writing Mini-lesson 
A model for an effective counterargument is taught in this lesson.

Word DocumentDeveloping Effective Counterarguments
A graphic organizer to help students with a complete counterargument. One that includes the opposite opinion (whiff), reasons why others feel that way (Sniff) and states reasons why those beliefs are wrong (Rebuttal - Full Smell).

Digital Storytelling
Have fun creating your own story. You will find everything you need to get started.

PDF DocumentMDE Persuasive Writing Analytic Rubric
A PDF document of MDE's Persuasive Rubric Analytic.

Mentor Text
Mentor Text Writing Lessons: Literary Excerpts & Poetry Classics.

PDF DocumentMME Persuasive Holistic Writing Rubric
A PDF document of MDE's holistic rubric.

Powerpoint DocumentPeer Response Professional Development May '09
Materials from the May 19, 2009 Peer Response MEAP Professional Development workshop:
     - Peer Response to Writing 
     - Six Traits of Writing 
     - Read Like a Writer 
     - Example Cause and Effect

PDF DocumentPersuasive Writing Planner
A PDF document of a graphic organizer to help students with the 30 minute timed ACT writing prompt.

PDF DocumentRevision Rummy
This PDF document is a card game that will help your students with the revision process.

PDF DocumentWriting Across the Curriculum - ELA 
Teachers across the disciplines use writing-to-learn and writing-to-demonstrate-knowledge to enhance the learning of students in all disciplines. These strategies use English Language Arts content but can be applied to all content areas.

PDF DocumentWriting Across the Curriculum - Science 
Teachers across the disciplines use writing-to-learn and writing-to-demonstrate-knowledge to enhance the learning of students in all disciplines. These strategies use English Language Arts content but can be applied to all content areas.

PDF DocumentWriting Across the Curriculum - Social Studies 
Teachers across the disciplines use writing-to-learn and writing-to-demonstrate-knowledge to enhance the learning of students in all disciplines. These strategies use English Language Arts content but can be applied to all content areas.

WritingFix
A site filled with writing ideas including the six traits

Word DocumentWriting Prompts 
     - Cell Phone
     - Junk Food
     - Piracy
     - Additional Prompts

Writing Resources
Web English - links to writing resources.

Writing Strategies
Nine different strategies are explained.