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Writing Skills Packet

A collection of all twelve writing skills products improving syntax, expanding lexicon, organizing essays, and enhancing overall written expression

Descriptive Writing - Adjectives and Adverbs

This four-page worksheet, also found in Grammar section, contains a wide variety of exercises teaching students to use adjectives and adverbs in their writing

Passive and Active Voice Worksheet

This simple worksheet, also found in Grammar section, teaches students how to distinguish between passive and active voice, and encourages them to write in the active voice

Character Descriptions

This literary character analysis activity includes a scaffolding framework from which students learn to write comprehensive character descriptions

Linguistic Flexibility Worksheet

Linguistic flexibility is an essential component of good writing. This worksheet tasks students with finding several synonyms for underlined words within sentences.

Perspective Consistency Activity

This activity, also found in the Grammar section, works on the ability to keep a consistent perspective, both verbally and in writing, throughout a given persuasive essay

Clarity and Simplification Worksheet

Students are tasked with syntactically simplifying phrases and sentences while maintaining original meaning, requiring them to pay close attention to semantics

Movie Reviews Outline

This simple, user-friendly movie review outline allows students to write a multi-paragraph essay that includes an introduction, plot summary, critique, and recommendations

Redundancy Worksheet

This worksheet requires students to identify redundant components within sentences, and then choose which to omit and which to keep in order to maintain maximum meaning

Adding Meaning: Simplify and Elaborate

A student favorite! After simplifying comically obfuscated sentences, students enhance meaning by adding adjectives, adverbs, and other details following a roll of dice

Writing A Complaint Letter - Reader Presupposition

This activity, also found in Social Skills, includes a letter sample, writing assignments, and therapeutic notes that target students’ ability to regard their potential readers when writing

Elaboration when Answering Homework Questions

Teaches students how to evaluate meanings within sentences, encouraging them to elaborate on the meaning of their homework and test answers

Linguistic Specificity Worksheet

Students are tasked with replacing non-specific nouns and adjectives within sentences with more specific terms, teaching them to write with more semantic clarity

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