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INFORMATION AND
ACTIVITIES FOR THE
MODES OF WRITING

At this point, all of the items below are links to other sites. They are links to actual pages that contain further information or teaching activities. In a few rare cases, there are sets of pages that are related to each other. In those cases, you will be presented with links to those additional pages. Other than that, you will NOT find links to pages of links. (I hate it when that happens, don't you?) I will be adding some ideas of my own soon, so check this page again.

Expository Writing Descriptive Writing
Narrative Writing Persuasive Writing
Creative Writing All Modes of Writing

Expository Writing

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Expository Writing -- found at Meeks's English Page

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Writing Expository Essays -- found at University of St. Thomas

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Writing to Inform Rubric in "Kid" Language -- found at Stephen Decatur Middle School

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Process Essays -- found at LEO: Literacy Education Online

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The Definition Essay -- found at LEO: Literacy Education Online

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Comparison/Contrast Essays -- found at LEO: Literacy Education Online

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Business Writing -- found at LEO: Literacy Education Online

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Resumes and Cover Letters -- found at LEO: Literacy Education Online

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Research Papers -- found at LEO: Literacy Education Online

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Writing Workshop: Oral History -- found at Scholastic

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Writing Workshop: Research Writing -- found at Scholastic

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Fabulous, Fascinating Fact Books -- found at Scholastic

Descriptive Writing

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Descriptive Essays -- found at LEO: Literacy Education Online

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Descriptive Writing Unit Lesson Plan -- found at Mary Warner's Homepage

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Writing Descriptions -- found at Purdue University Online Writing Lab

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Peer Review Workshop for Descriptive Paragraph -- found at McWard's English Home Page

Narrative Writing

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The Narrative Essay -- found at College of DuPage

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Narrative Essays -- found at LEO: Literacy Education Online

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Narrative Features -- found at English On-line                

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Graphic Organizer for Events -- found at Greenway Elementary School

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Peer Review Workshop for Narrative Paragraph -- found at McWard's English Home Page

 

Persuasive Writing

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Persuasive Essay Prompt and Rubric -- found at Middle Web

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Writing Persuasive Essays -- found at University of St. Thomas

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Writing to Persuade Rubric in "Kid" Language -- found at Stephen Decatur Middle School

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Writing a Reaction or Response Essay -- found at LEO: Literacy Education Online

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Persuasive Vocabulary -- sample lesson found at Sanron Educational Enterprises, Inc.

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Organizing Your Argument -- found at Buffalo State University

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Graphic Organizer for Persuasive Writing -- found at Greenway Elementary School

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Introducing the Hamburger Model for Persuasive Writing -- found at Montgomery Public Schools e-Learning

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Writing Workshop: Persuasive Writing -- found at Scholastic

Creative Writing

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Creative Writing: Prose -- found at Meeks's English Page

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Poetry -- found at PIZZAZZ

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Tips for Teaching Poetry -- found at Forsyth Home Educators

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Story Telling Workshop with Gerald Fierst -- found at Scholastic

All Modes

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Forms of Writing and Teaching Strengths of Various Forms  -- found at Writing Curriculum Files of Children's Author, Suzanne Williams

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Writing With Writers -- found at Scholastic

bulletBiography Writing
bulletDescriptive Writing
bulletFolktale Writing
bulletMystery Writing
bulletMyth Writing
bulletNews Writing
bulletPoetry Writing
bulletSpeech Writing
bulletWriting a Book Review

 

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