Many writing prompts ask the writer to compare and contrast different things such as the author's point of view, the central idea, the settings, etc. These resources have been developed to help teach your students how to tackle these kind of prompts.
- This link is an introductory paragraph that allows the writer to fill in the blanks with key information that should be include in a comparing and contrasting essay. The second page of this document is an example paragraph to model for your students. (created by Jules Walker, MMS 5th Grade ELA)
- This graphic organzier shows students how to set up their writing in easy 4 steps! (created by Jules Walker, MMS 5th Grade ELA)
- Students can use this handout as a resource for choosing words when comparing and contrasting.
Learn Zillion has created a collection of interactive writing lessons. Students follow along with the video as it models how to revise a piece of writing. A formative assessment is embedded that allows students to practice the same skill that is being revised. There are also language videos in the write-along library.https://learnzillion.com/resources/39149-writealong/
6th-8th Writing Prompts & Texts
6th-8th grade writing prompts and texts provided by Henry County Schools in Georgia. http://docplayer.net/amp/41020852-Office-of-english-language-arts-sample-middle-school-writing-prompts.html
7th & 8th Grade Prompts
7th and 8th-grade writing prompts & text for informative and argumentative writing http://www.mooreschools.com/Page/38991
5th-8th Writing Prompts
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This website provides a collection of writing prompts for all modes of writing and text pieces. It is laid out in an easy format and provides at least two pieces of each prompt.https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WyAEr9d-hPRHZ3MlZLdkVFNTA/view