Resources for writing

See Sentence and Paragraph Frames in Content and Language Objectives

Project CONNECT Title III Matrix National Professional Development Program Select the age-appropriate writing resources. These are arranged by levels of English language proficiency.

K-3 Resources

Constructed Response Called Extended Response in Illinois

Letter Generator

EPals Global Community Safely connect with classrooms around the world.



Summarizing Strategies

Compare and Contrast

Persuasive Writing

Argument and Evidence Note that the Common Core places more emphasis on Argument and Evidence than previous standards.

Grid for Writing an Essay Fascinating example of using a grid to write a paragraph (Science example)

Students Writing Research

6 Traits of Writing and Writing Workshop

This resource provides a series of graphic organizers that scaffold persuasion and argument and evidence. The organizers are followed by sentence frames for citing information, supporting arguments ect. with frames taken from the book They Say, I Say

Links for writing

Be sure to see the Vocabulary Page and Sentence/Paragraph Frames on the Content and Language Objectives Page (scroll down)

Summary Frames Forms and Paragraphs This site by IL SD 214 provides language support that is helpful for ELLs.

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day See the best links for ELLs across the disciplines. See examples of his student writing and technology projects. EXPLORE HIS RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS AND JH STUDENTS.

Writing Strategies for ELLs These ELL specific strategies, resources and research on writing were collected by Colorín Colorado.

Writing and English as a Second Language Strategies for helping English Language Learners throughout the writing process.

By Frances Hoch

See the related links.

Standards-based Writing for ELLs This link includes some discussion of cultural differences in writing for different ethnic groups.

The Value of Contrasting Various Discourses This article provides examples of discourse patterns that differ across cultures. Links provide support for teaching writing to students from languages with different discourse patterns.

Writing Fix: Home of Interactive Writing Prompts Lessons, Ideas and Resources to "fix" educators who don't enjoy writing. Sponsored by the Northern Nevada Writing Project

Writing Across the Curriculum: R.A.F.T. Assignments Using Role, Audience, Format and Topic (RAFT) assignments in a great way to engage students in authentic writing and promote voice. Explore the interactive links for RAFT in various disciplines. See the sidebar for other Writing Fix resources.

Jefferson County Schools Write On Resources WOW, check out some of the resources for writing. See the PowerPoint for teaching the HOOK and other writing instruction. See the sentence starters, the Writing Across the Curriculum (some better than others) and the PowerPoint games to practice skills,

Writing Across the Curriculum Resources collected by West Virginia Dept of Ed. General strategies for all. See RAFT

PICTURES TO PROMPT WRITING This page provides images that may provide thought-provoking images to foster writing.

Teacher Applications of Writing Strategies: Required Clinical

Teacher Applications of Writing Strategies from other classes

The excellent applications of writing strategies from preK to HS were prepared by participants in the Innovative ESL Methods Class

Social Studies Writing Graphic Organizers and Rubrics