Writing Units

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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
  • All 9-12 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

Journaling and Blogging

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Journaling and Blogging
3-5 Basic
Narrative Writing
Journaling and Blogging helps your students write freely in personal journals, reflect on their reading in response journals, write to learn in learning logs, and develop more public reflections in blog posts and responses.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-12-4

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

Writing Classroom Reports

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Writing Classroom Reports
3-5 Intermediate
Explanatory Writing
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.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-15-5

Writing Opinion Letters

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Writing Opinion Letters
3-5 Intermediate
Persuasive Writing
Writing Opinion Letters leads your students step by step through writing a letter that expresses and supports an opinion. Instructions, activities, examples, interactives, and downloads help students gain new strategies and skills for persuasion and argumentation.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-13-1

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

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

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 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 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

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 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 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

Writing Character Analyses

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Writing Character Analyses
6-8 Intermediate
Response to Literature

Writing Character Analyses guides your students step by step through the process of analyzing a character in literature. Students choose a character from a book they know well and closely analyze the character's development, connecting changes in the character to the larger themes of the work.

$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-10-0

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 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

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 Literary Analyses

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Writing Literary Analyses
6-8 Advanced
Response to Literature
Writing Literary Analyses guides your middle schoolers step by step through the process of analyzing a work of literature. Using quotations and other evidence from sources, students carefully analyze one or more literary elements: plot, character, conflict, setting, or theme.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-09-4

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

Grades 9-12

All 9-12 Units

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All 9-12 Units
9-12 Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced
This full classroom pass gives you access to all 9-12 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:
978-1-946391-04-9

Writing Personal Essays

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Writing Personal Essays
9-10 Beginning
Narrative Writing
Writing Personal Essays guides your high schoolers step by step through the process of creating narratives that reflect on a formative time in their lives. Students bring important events to life using description, action, dialogue, and reflective details.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-98-0

Writing Definition Essays

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Writing Definition Essays
9-10 Beginning
Explanatory Writing
Writing Definition Essays guides your high schoolers step by step through the process of exploring the meaning of a term. Students use denotation, connotation, examples, etymology, and many other details to enlighten readers.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-18-6

Writing Argument Essays

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Writing Argument Essays
9-10 Beginning
Persuasive Writing
Writing Argument Essays guides your high schoolers step by step through the process of stating a position about a current issue and developing a compelling argument about it. Students develop their arguments using logic and a variety of evidence: facts, statistics, examples, quotations, and so on. They not only argue for their own position but also respond to key counterarguments.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-941660-99-7

Writing Literary Analyses

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Writing Literary Analyses
9-10 Beginning
Response to Literature
Writing Literary Analyses guides your high schoolers step by step through the process of analyzing a work of literature. Using quotations and other evidence from sources, students carefully analyze one or more literary elements: plot, character, conflict, setting, or theme.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-05-6

Writing College-Entrance Essays

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Writing College-Entrance Essays
10-11 Intermediate
Narrative Writing
Writing College Entrance Essays guides your high schoolers step by step through the process of analyzing college-entrance prompts and generating on-target responses. Students present accurate and persuasive details about their lives and goals.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-17-9

Writing Problem-Solution Essays

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Writing Problem-Solution Essays
10-11 Intermediate
Persuasive Writing
Writing Problem-Solution Essays guides your high schoolers step by step through the process of generating an essay that analyzes a problem and argues for a specific solution. Students use reasons, facts, statistics, examples, definitions, and other key details to argue logically for their solutions.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-19-3

Writing Character Analyses

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Writing Character Analyses
10-11 Intermediate
Response to Literature
Writing Character Analyses guides your high schoolers step by step through the process of analyzing a character in literature. Using quotations and other evidence from sources, students carefully analyze one or more characters, connecting descriptions and actions to the larger themes of a work of literature.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-06-3

Writing Comparison-Contrast Essays

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Writing Comparison-Contrast Essays
10-11 Intermediate
Explanatory Writing
Writing Comparison-Contrast Essays guides your high schoolers step by step through the process of exploring the similarities and differences between two topics. Students research their topics, gather many details, and develop a thoughtful discussion using various patterns of organization.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-24-7

Reading and Writing for Assessment

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Reading and Writing for Assessment
10-11 Intermediate
Writing for Assessment
Reading and Writing for Assessment teaches your students the close-reading and on-demand writing skills they need to succeed on the Common Core assessments for high school English, the ACT and SAT, and the AP English assessments.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-21-6

Reading and Writing for Literature Assessment

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Reading and Writing Literature for Assessment
11-12 Advanced
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 the Common Core assessments for high school English, the ACT and SAT, and the AP English Literature and Composition assessment.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-22-3

Writing Résumés and Cover Letters

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Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
11-12 Advanced
Narrative Writing
Persuasive Writing
Writing Résumés and Cover Letters guides your high schoolers step by step through the process of creating effective job-application documents. Students present accurate and persuasive details about their employment objectives, work experience, skills, education, and so on.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-23-0

Writing Research Papers

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Writing Research Papers
11-12 Advanced
Research Writing
Writing Research Papers guides your high schoolers step by step through the process of creating an effective MLA research paper. Using quotations and other evidence from a variety of sources, students assemble reliable information into new insights about their topics.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-20-9

Writing Narrative Arguments

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Writing Narrative Arguments
11-12 Advanced
Narrative Writing
Persuasive Writing
Writing Narrative Arguments guides your high schoolers step by step through the process of combining argumentation and storytelling to create a persuasive essay. Along the way students will learn the key skills for both modes.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-25-4

Writing Literary Research Papers

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Writing Literary Research Papers
11-12 Advanced
Response to Literature
Writing Literary Research Papers guides your high schoolers step by step through the process of creating an effective research project about literature. Using quotations and other evidence from a variety of sources, students assemble reliable information into new insights about their topics.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-26-1

Practice Test for Reading and Writing Nonfiction

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Practice Test for Reading and Writing Nonfiction
9-12 Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced
Explanatory Writing
Persuasive Writing
Practice Test for Reading and Writing lets your students work through testing environments based on high school tests for the Common Core, the ACT and SAT, and the AP tests for English Language and Composition, U.S. History, and World History.
$12.95
ISBN:
978-1-946391-27-8