Common Core Writing


General Writing

These documents are designed for applying to ALL writing in general and are not specific to the writing strands: Opinion/Argument, Informative/Explanatory, or Narrative.

Teacher and student tools specific to Opinion/Argument, Informative/Explanatory, or Narrative Writing are listed under those categories. These categories also contain “Together is Better” Handbooks that contain many of the mini-lessons listed below.


The Night Writing Project

What is Night Writing?

It is a fun practice process that brings students into writing with ease, creativity and a great deal of enthusiasm. It is not a substitute for writing instruction, nor is it simply more “homework”; it is a way to “hook” students into writing meaningfully. Students receive a new writing prompt and supporting graphic organizers, revision ideas, and editing checklists for each weekly packet on Monday. Teachers provide a mini-lesson each day that guides that night’s step in the writing process: