Teaching writing can be one of the most challenging aspects of language arts. Between sentence structure to organization, there are so many elements to include. This is the case whether students write a single paragraph or an entire essay. On top of this, every student is at a different spot on their journey to becoming a writer. So, teachers have the stressful task of organizing the writing process into student-friendly steps. Thankfully, teaching persuasive writing, narratives, expository, and descriptive writing will be easier than ever with the guides below! All students will show so much growth in their skills with these resources!

Persuasive Writing 

When students try to persuade, they will often need help to develop an argument explaining why. Many times, they will say, “Just because” or “I don’t know. I just think that.” So, it is incredibly important to help them come up with reasons to support their opinion. Thankfully, teaching persuasive writing will be easier than ever with this resource!

teaching persuasive writing


Ultimately, activities lead students through the process of writing a persuasive paragraph. The resource begins at the planning stages with worksheets based on a student-favorite topic of bringing cell phones to class. However, there is also an open-ended planning page that allows students to select their own topic. Then, students will progress to brainstorming, organizing their thoughts using the PEE (Point-Evidence-Explain) format, and an essay outline. After planning and writing, students will work on peer-editing and self-editing before creating the perfect final piece. There are even self-evaluations and grading rubrics! 

Thankfully, this resource helps students build the confidence to write a full persuasive/argumentative essay! 

Printable Writing Pack 

There are so many types of writing for students to learn! Thankfully, this writing pack has it all. So, whether you are teaching persuasive writing or creative writing, this has everything you need. 

Specifically, there are over 60 pages to help students learn different writing styles! This includes descriptive, persuasive, and narrative. Additionally, it teaches students newspaper writing in tabloid and expository styles. All resources quickly adapt to different ages and abilities to ensure this product fits all classrooms.

teaching persuasive writing

There are activities, graphic organizers, brainstorming sheets, and templates to guide students through each type of writing. Furthermore, there are mentor texts, self-assessment rubrics, peer editing activities, and grading rubrics. Students will love the support this resource provides as they work on becoming strong writers! 

Digital Writing Pack 

Just like the above printable writing pack, the digital version has everything students need while working on writing! 

It covers persuasive, narrative, descriptive, and expository writing. Students will learn about each style through 54 included slides. There are even activities, graphic organizers, and templates to support all ages and abilities. 

digital writing pack

Since grading writing takes a lot of time, there are rubrics and peer assessments. 

Whether you are new to teaching writing or a veteran, every year presents different challenges. This is because you have a new set of writers with unique skills and knowledge! Thankfully, these resources are perfect whether you teach persuasive writing or a different style. All of the graphic organizers and templates will ensure students learn to organize their thoughts and arguments into paragraphs. 

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Romeo and Juliet

High school students do not hold back on their feelings. If they are bored, teachers will know it. Likewise, everyone around them will see if they are full of energy. So, when they find out they are going to read Shakespeare, teachers usually hear grunts, groans, and sighs. They assume it will be a mushy love story. However, once students discover Romeo and Juliet involves two people who got married almost immediately after meeting, they are eager to learn more. Honestly, the number of missteps and tribulations keeps students hooked on this story! Thankfully, there are amazing Romeo and Juliet lessons in the Romeo and Juliet Bundle to incorporate so many content standards. 

Romeo and Juliet Lessons

Romeo and Juliet Bundle 

I love to dispel student expectations that Romeo and Juliet is a typical love story. Thankfully, this bundle of Romeo and Juliet lessons includes many activities to ensure students understand the true story. 

Romeo and Juliet Lessons

Graphic Organizers 

There are graphic organizers for students to demonstrate their learning for any act or scene. For instance, there is a pre-reading activity to help introduce students to some of the themes in the play. They are always shocked to see some of these and cannot wait to begin reading to find out the reason behind them.  

Romeo and Juliet Lessons
Additionally, there are graphic organizers teachers can mix and match throughout the play to keep lessons fresh and exciting. On top of this, there are 22 prompts to customize lessons and discussions for your classes. There are even graphic organizers to track the plot and outline each character! 

graphic organizers
If you don’t need the whole bundle, don’t worry! You can buy the Romeo and Juliet Graphic Organizers separately. 

Newspaper Project 

Teachers work hard to extend student learning through fun projects. Thankfully, the bundle includes a student-favorite project by creating a newspaper. They “report” on a significant event from the play, such as the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. When adding this project to your Romeo and Juliet lessons, you receive multiple templates, organizers, and peer editing guides. 

newspaper project

As an extension, students can even work in pairs or groups to create an entire newspaper. If you have multiple classes reading Romeo and Juliet, they can even read each other's newspapers and provide feedback. 

Since all teachers have different needs, you can buy the Romeo and Juliet Newspaper in the bundle or alone! 

Word Wall Cards

As students continue to read, they may need clarification. With so much intense drama, misfortune, and conflict, it is easy to see why this happens! Thankfully, Romeo and Juliet lessons include word wall cards for many characters to track connections and relationships. 

No Prep Resources 

There is so much to analyze and incorporate when planning Romeo and Juliet lessons. Thankfully, the Romeo and Juliet Bundle is all no prep! Teachers just need to print and go. 

Honestly, Romeo and Juliet is such an exciting story to teach! Once students realize they are not reading a typical love story, their excitement to reach each day is contagious. Thankfully, the Romeo and Juliet Bundle provides amazing activities to enrich the learning of all students. Between the graphic organizers and projects, students will understand love, missteps, and tragedy through Romeo and Juliet lessons. 

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Figurative Language

 Once students understand the different types of figurative language, they love using it! However, finding the right activities to use can be challenging. For instance, if students learn too many types at once, they get confused. This is why teachers work so hard to select engaging, hands-on activities. Luckily, there are tons of great options below to ensure students understand how cool figurative language is. 

FREE Figurative Language Reference Sheet 

Between similes, metaphors, and personification, there are many definitions to keep straight. Luckily, this reference sheet is here to help students! It provides definitions and examples for alliteration, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, simile, metaphor, and personification. Additionally, there is space for students to create their own examples. They will love doing this and be eager to share their examples with classmates. 

teaching figurative language

There is even a blank space for students to add additional terms as they learn them! 

Pet Peeve Poetry 

When teaching figurative language, students must apply the different types to their work. So, students will write about their pet peeves using creative similes. Honestly, this is a great way to show their knowledge. 

They will begin by brainstorming all of the things that irritate them and then create a poem filled with similes to describe their irritation. There are brainstorming pages, student examples, and writing templates included. There are even self-assessment rubrics and a teacher rubric. On top of this, there is a poetry analysis activity to help students comprehend poetry. 

teaching figurative language

This is a student favorite every year! The entire class will be laughing at all of the hilarious similes! 

Monster Poster Pack 

When teaching figurative language, students will significantly benefit from visual aids. This will help them remember the definitions. Thankfully, this poster pack includes posters for figurative language, word wall strips, and a reference sheet. 

Since language arts involve many terms, there are posters for essential concepts. This includes the different parts of speech and types of sentences. Students will love having these learning supports hung up around the classroom. 

monster poster pack

There are even reading vocabulary bookmarks! Students will love every minute of language arts with these resources. 

Figurative Language Digital Flipbook 

Honestly, it is so easy to confuse the different types of figurative language. To help ensure this does not happen to your students, this flipbook is the perfect way to learn and review key terms. 

Students will focus on alliteration, hyperbole, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, and simile. They will define each type and find examples from a text. Then, they will apply this information as they make their examples. 

Students will love creating and sharing their figurative language flipbooks! 

digital flipbook

Figurative Language Task Cards, Flip Book, and Interactive Notebook 

When teaching figurative language, teachers work hard to make lessons interactive. Luckily, this resource contains so many activities that students will love! This is a great way to help ensure they do not become overwhelmed. 

The activities focus on metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, rhyme, alliteration, and more! To learn these essential terms, there are 36 task cards. This is a great way to inspire poetry writing! Additionally, there is a figurative language/poetry term flip book. This allows students to learn the terms in fun, creative ways. Additionally, there are notebook templates for students to complete an engaging vocabulary matching activity.


teaching figurative language

Figurative language can be complex for students to learn. However, teaching figurative language can be a ton of fun! With the interactive activities above, students will learn figurative language and apply it to multiple skills. This includes creating examples and writing poetry. Students will have a blast learning figurative language! 

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