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
  • All 6-8 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

Grades 6-8

All 6-8 Units

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All 6-8 Units
6-8 Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced
This full classroom pass gives you access to all 6-8 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:
978-1-941660-81-2

Writing Historical Narratives

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Writing Historical Narratives
6-8 Intermediate
Narrative Writing
Writing Historical Narratives guides students step by step through the process of researching an event in history and writing the story in an accurate but engaging way.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-83-6

Writing Phase Autobiographies

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Writing Phase Autobiographies
6-8 Advanced
Narrative Writing
Writing Phase Autobiographies leads your students through the process of exploring an important time in their lives in a narrative that effectively demonstrates what they learned.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-84-3

Writing Cause-Effect Essays

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Writing Cause-Effect Essays
6-8 Basic
Explanatory Writing
Writing Cause-Effect Essays teaches your students how to write an essay that explores a cause-effect relationship. This unit works well in English Language Arts classrooms but also across the curriculum.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-85-0

Writing Classification Essays

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Writing Classification Essays
6-8 Intermediate
Explanatory Writing
Writing Classification Essays guides your students step by step through the process of selecting an interesting topic to explain, finding a focus, gathering details, writing a first draft, and revising and editing their work.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-86-7

Writing Comparison-Contrast Essays

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Writing Comparison-Contrast Essays
6-8 Advanced
Explanatory Writing
Writing Comparison-Contrast Essays helps your students explore the similarities and differences between two topics, drawing on evidence to develop an effective two-part essay.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-87-4

Writing Persuasive Essays

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Writing Persuasive Essays
6-8 Basic
Persuasive Writing
Writing Persuasive Essays guides your students step by step through the process of building an argument that convinces readers of the strength of an opinion.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-89-8

Advertising a Product

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Advertising a Product
6-8 Advanced
Persuasive Writing
Advertising a Product helps your students develop a persuasive essay that shows the value of a specific good or service, using strategies to convince readers.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-90-4

Writing Research Reports

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Writing Research Reports
6-8 Intermediate
Explanatory Writing
Writing Research Reports guides students step by step through the process of researching an interesting topic, gathering and organizing information about it, writing a first draft and citing sources, and revising and editing their reports.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-91-1

Reading and Writing for Literature Assessment

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Reading and Writing for Literature Assessment
6-8 Intermediate
Writing for Assessment
Reading and Writing for Literature Assessment teaches your students the close-reading and on-demand writing skills they need to succeed on high-stakes literature assessments.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-93-5

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!

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.

Explanatory Writing

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.