Writing Units

Writing Units

Each writing unit leads your students step by step through the process of creating a specific form, with models, examples, activities, assignments, audio, and much more! All units are optimized for viewing on any device, from smartphone to whiteboard. Buy one, or buy the whole suite:

  • Single unit: 35 students, 1 teacher, 1 year for $12.95
  • All 3-5 units: 35 students, 1 teacher, 1 year for $99.95

Grades 3-5

All 3-5 Units

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Grades 3-5 Writing Unit Pass
3-5 Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced
This full classroom pass gives you access to all 3-5 writing units for 35 students and 1 teacher for one full year. Scroll through the list below to see what units you'll receive:
$99.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-80-5

Writing Paragraphs

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Writing Paragraphs
3-5 Basic
Writing Basics
Writing Paragraphs guides your students through the process of writing paragraphs in the major modes: narrative, explanatory, and persuasive (argument).
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-70-6

Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting

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Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
3-5 Advanced
Explanatory Writing
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting helps your students closely read a text, find the main point, select key details, and write an effective summary. Students also learn how to put ideas in their own words and how to correctly quote ideas from an original source.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-75-1

Writing Problem-Solution Essays

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Writing Problem-Solution Essays
3-5 Advanced
Persuasive Writing
Writing Problem-Solution Essays leads your students step by step through creating an essay that identifies and explains a problem and then offers a convincing plan for solving the problem.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-77-5

Reading and Writing for Assessment

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Reading and Writing for Assessment
3-5 Intermediate
Writing for Assessment
Reading and Writing for Assessment teaches your students the close-reading and on-demand writing strategies they need to succeed on the new standards assessments.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-78-2

Practice Test for Reading and Writing

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Practice Test for Reading and Writing
3-5 Intermediate
Writing for Assessment
Practice Test for Reading and Writing gives your students sample test situations for close-reading and on-demand writing. These testing environments are based upon similar tasks on the assessments for the new standards.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-79-9

Units In Development

We're always cooking up new writing units! Scroll through the list below and click on any unit to find out more. If you'd like to suggest a new unit, contact us to let us know!

Writing for Assessment

Practicing for Literature Assessments

Practicing for Literature Assessments
Practicing for Literature Assessments gives your students sample test situations for close-reading of literature and on-demand writing in response. These testing environments are based upon similar tasks on the assessments for the new standards. You can print this unit out for students to work with directly. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Reading and Writing Literature Assessments

Reading and Writing Literature Assessments
Reading and Writing Literature Assessments teaches your students the close-reading and on-demand writing strategies they need to succeed on the new standards assessments. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students learn new skills for analyzing literary texts and writing about them. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard

Response to Literature

Writing Nonfiction Reviews

Writing Nonfiction Reviews
Writing Nonfiction Reviews guides your students step by step through the process of writing effective reviews of informational texts. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students learn new skills for analyzing informational texts and writing about them. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing Fiction Reviews

Writing Fiction Reviews
Writing Fiction Reviews guides your students step by step through the process of writing effective reviews of literature. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students learn new skills for analyzing stories and writing about them. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Creative Writing

Writing Haiku Poems

Writing Haiku Poems
Writing Haiku Poems guides your students step by step through the process of writing a poem about nature, using the traditional Japanese form of haiku. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students learn poetic techniques and structures. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing Sensory Poems

Writing Sensory Poems
Writing Sensory Poems guides your students step by step through the process of writing a poem that lets readers see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the subject. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students learn poetic techniques and structures. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing List Poems

Writing List Poems
Writing List Poems guides your students step by step through the process of writing a poem that has the form of a list. For example, students could write an eight-line poem on "What the Octopus Carried." Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students learn poetic techniques and structures. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing Tall Tales

Writing Tall Tales
Writing Tall Tales guides your students step by step through the process of writing a story that exaggerates the adventures of a larger-than-life person. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new story-writing strategies and skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing Realistic Stories

Writing Realistic Stories
Writing Realistic Stories guides your students step by step through the process of writing a story that could have taken place. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new story-writing strategies and skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing Stories from History

Writing Stories from History
Writing Stories from History guides your students step by step through the process of writing a story that dramatizes a person, an event, or a period from history. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new story-writing strategies and skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Persuasive Writing

Developing an Opinion Email

Developing an Opinion Email
Developing an Opinion Email leads your students step by step through creating an email that expresses an opinion and supports it with strong reasons. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new persuasive skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing Opinion Letters

Writing Opinion Letters
Writing Opinion Letters leads your students step by step through writing a letter that expresses and supports an opinion. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new strategies and skills for persuasion and argumentation. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing Evaluation Essays

Writing Evaluation Essays
Writing Evaluation Essays leads your students step by step through creating an essay that shows the value or worth of something. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new writing and evaluation skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Narrative Writing

Journaling and Blogging

Journaling and Blogging
Journaling and Blogging helps your students write freely in personal journals and develop more public reflections in blog posts and responses. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new journaling and blogging skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing News Stories

Writing News Stories
Writing News Stories guides your students step-by-step through the process of writing about news that shapes their world. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new writing strategies and skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing Historical Narratives

Writing Historical Narratives
Writing Historical Narratives guides your students step by step through the process of writing about a real or imagined event that took place at a time in history. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new writing strategies and skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Explanatory Writing

Writing Comparison-Contrast Essays

Writing Comparison-Contrast Essays
Writing Comparison-Contrast Essays leads your students step by step through developing an essay that explores the similarities and differences between two topics. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new writing strategies and skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing Cause-Effect Essays

Writing Cause-Effect Essays
Writing Cause-Effect Essays leads your students step by step through developing an essay that explores why something happens and what occurs as a result. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new writing strategies and skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing Research Reports

Writing Research Reports
Writing Research Reports helps your students gain the reading and writing skills they need to conduct research and write reports with documentation. Students receive step-by-step guidance to create their own research reports. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new writing strategies and skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing Short Reports

Writing Short Reports
Writing Short Reports helps your students gain the reading and writing skills they need to write reports based on a little research. Students receive step-by-step guidance to create their own short reports. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new writing strategies and skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.

Writing Classroom Reports

Writing Classroom Reports
Writing Classroom Reports helps your students gain the reading and writing skills they need to conduct short research projects and report what they discover. Students receive step-by-step guidance to create their own classroom reports. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new writing strategies and skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive white board.

Writing Summaries

Writing Summaries
Writing Summaries helps your students closely read a text, find the main point, select key details, and write an effective summary. Summarizing skills aid learning in all classes. Instructions, activities, examples, videos, interactives, and downloads help students gain new summarizing skills. You can also present this unit right from your interactive whiteboard.