Empowering Writers

Toolbox: Student Writing Lessons

Choose from daily, monthly, and seasonal student writing lessons for narrative, expository, opinion, and argumentative writing.  Empowering Writers proven strategies and lessons are effective for improving student writing.

Student Writing Lessons



Grade 5 Narrative Student Pages

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February 2019 Grades 3-5 Lesson of the Month

This time of year can become a little stressful trying to cram in as many skills and strategies as possible, in preparation for state testing. Students, as well as teachers, start to feel the stress level rising. In order to build in some social-emotional learning, this lesson will offer your students the language they might need to express their emotions. Build in plenty of time to discuss their emotions and allow students a chance to build an awareness for how they’re feeling. You will love this writing lesson that can be utilized in your reading block as well!


February 2019 Grades K-2 Lesson of the Month

Let’s start this month off by spreading a little love and kindness to those around us! This adorable book is sure to be a hit with your little sweeties while teaching us that it’s ok to be different and that everyone is uniquely loveable.


February 2019 Grades 6-8 Lesson of the Month

This amazing book about freedom is beautifully written with many teachable moments for your ELAR classroom, while making meaningful connections to our country’s history. Enjoy this book with your middle school students as you share the true meaning behind the sweet smell of roses.


Grade 4 Narrative Student Pages

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January 2019 K-1 Lesson of the Month

Burr it’s cold outside! Animals all around are scurrying to find a warm place to hide. Here is a great lesson using one of our all-time favorite read alouds, The Mitten by Jan Brett, to stretch out the middle of a story.


January 2019 Grades 2-4 Lesson of the Month

It seems as teachers, that as we collect years of experience we also assemble a library of classic stories that we love to use each year! This month’s lesson uses an all time favorite winter read aloud – The Mitten by Jan Brett with a new and exciting lesson to try!


January 2019 Grades 5-8 Lesson of the Month

A great way to start back from a long break is by letting your students engage in a fun piece with research! Students will choose an Arctic animal to research and then write a suspenseful riddle using the facts and information from their research.




December 2018 Grades 2-4 Lesson of the Month

What student doesn’t love a little friendly competition?? Engaging our students and teaching them to love to read and write is one of the biggest challenges we as teachers face. With this book,  Reindeer of the Year, your students won’t be able to put their pencils down, as they convince you, that their reindeer is […]