Writeography: Writing Prompts for Middle School Students

Writeography is a tool I developed for use in my Language Arts classes. It is a book of writing prompts sorted by units in writing. I use this book as pre-writing for writing assignments, and this is a great book of extra meaningful work for students who are fast finishers. My students in the past have also enjoyed having their own Writeography book, which allows them to collect their thoughts and writings over the course of the year.

Download the collection of over 40 pages of writing prompts here.

Writeography Title Page

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Example Prompts:

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World Religions Persuasive Writing Unit Plan

Persuasive Essay Unit Plan on Writing a 5-Paragraph Essay on World Religions

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This Unit Plan details the process of writing a persuasive essay about world religions. The goal of this unit is to align writing content with social studies world religions content with the end goal of writing a 5-paragraph essay about a religious controversy. This is a three-week unit that heavily emphasizes research skills. Students spend the first week researching, understanding their topics, analyzing the reliability of sources, and learning about paraphrasing/ plagiarism. Students spend the second week drafting their essays. The third week is spent revising the essay. By the end of the unit, students should be comfortable with the idea of making claims, supporting their claims with reasons and evidence, and ultimately drafting an essay. This unit can be used with 7th graders at any level. The two topic choices differ in complexity.

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