For teachers looking for teacher-friendly writing instruction, this resources is for you!
Empowering Writers Informational & Opinion Writing guides provide you with everything you need to be successful at teaching writing. This includes:
A Proven Approach - Empowering Writers methodology and strategies deliver the "how-to" teach all of the foundational informational and opinion writing.
Response to Text Tasks Instruction builds upon the Literacy Launch and foundational skills taught to meet the requirements of today's state standards and assessments.
This product is a license for one individual to access the Narrative Writing Guide for Grades 7/8 on Empowering Writers HUB platform.
- Enhanced digital replicas of time-tested EW instructional materials
- Professional development videos on the foundational skills taught by EW certified instructors
- Virtual Field Trips that provide background for text annotation and analysis
- Skill Power! PowerPoints to introduce the foundational skills
- New ways to engage students and appeal to every learning style
Connect your digital guide to your digital classroom to assign student content, lessons and activities. Make sure to view the digital requirements before purchasing a license.
This product is a license for the digital guides only. The printed guide is sold separately.
License expires on June 30, 2022.
SKU: DB Narr 7/8
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More About the Resource
This new grade-level specific guide includes all of the foundational narrative writing skills and provides everything you need to be successful at teaching narrative, personal experience and response to text writing. Teacher background, detailed lesson plans, reproducible/projectable student pages, sample texts and exemplars are included.
- Recognize and distinguish between genres (narrative, informational, opinion/argument writing) and understand author’s purpose.
- Uncover the organizational structure of a narrative story
- Learn to read with an author’s eye, identify literary elements (character, point of view, setting, plot, motivation, conflict, theme)
- Annotate and analyze narrative stories to build foundational understanding
- Learn to recognize and generate narrative writing through skill specific instruction (entertaining beginnings, vivid, relevant elaborative detail, suspense, fully elaborated main events, conclusions, and extended story endings.)
- Develop literary language
- Extend or modify a narrative story in some way in to demonstrate understanding of the literary elements through a narrative extension task (NET).
- Respond, in writing, to narrative stories in order to demonstrate deep comprehension through a variety of literary analysis tasks (LAT).
The Digital Guide on the HUB
The HUB takes you beyond the book and combines professional development, digital teaching tools, how-to demonstration videos and direct to student content all in one convenient place!
Embedded professional development including:
- Teacher Background - get a deeper understanding of the genre with brief, topic-specific video segments that reinforce every lesson.
- Modeled Lessons - watch actual classroom footage of foundational skills being taught by experienced writing instructors—pragmatic insight that can be applied right away.
- Coaching Segments - elevate teaching practices with valuable overviews, pacing advice and troubleshooting tips from certified Empowering Writers Teachers.
Digital Student Content
We designed our engaging videos to introduce students to the topic, and to provide valuable background information and vocabulary. In an engaging multi-sensory fashion, your students will have a better knowledge base with which to approach the related reading and writing tasks. Embedded digital student content includes:
Virtual Field Trips
- Skill Power! PowerPoints
- Narrated Text Audio
Digital Student Pages