Use Students' Lives and Interests to Fuel Their Writing
Think about a time when being different worked positively in your favor. Government Tactics—Which is more important: principles or safety? Thanksgiving—Should we continue to celebrate it? When does a current event become history? The Weekly Writing Prompts books support 11th and 12th grade high school students by furthering their critical thinking and college writing skills.
- Weekly prompts synced to the calendar and the events of a high school year
- Argumentative, informational/explanatory, and narrative writing prompts
- Writing-response based rubrics and graphic organizers
- Tiered keyword list
- Checklist for writing—requires students to select prompt-appropriate elements
- Space for brainstorming and organizing
Aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Forward features three rubrics (argumentative, informational/explanatory, and narrative), and a reproducible graphic organizer page for each. The Teacher's Edition includes a Purpose, Scope, and Organization page, as well as Common Core State Standards alignment pages.
©2017. High school, Grades 11–12. Reproducible. 58 pages.
Teacher's Edition Book Download: PDF. Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF.
Teacher's Edition Print Book: Spiral-bound. 8 x 11 inches.
Want a book for each of your students? The Student Workbook is the non-reproducible, workbook version of the Weekly Writing Prompts for the English Language Arts Classroom: Book II book. Each workbook is unbound and three-hole punched to go into a binder. This allows for additional pages to be inserted as student work is completed. Only available in sets of 15.
©2017. High school, Grades 11–12. NON-reproducible. 54 pages.
Student Workbook Set of 15 Print Books: 15 books. Three-hole-punched, loose-leaf pages. 8 x 11 inches.
About the Author
Johanna Parkhurst grew up on a small dairy farm in northern Vermont before relocating to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She holds degrees from Albertus Magnus College and Teachers College, Columbia University, where she studied the teaching of English. She divides her time between teaching and writing, and she's published three novels for young adults in between obsessing over which lesson plan to use the next day.
Johanna loves traveling, hiking, skiing, and yelling at the TV during football and hockey season.