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Writing Skills Worksheet Packet Lisa Flower

How To Improve Writing Skills Worksheets Packet

With this packet of twelve products in their repertoire, speech language pathologists, tutors, and teachers will be able to effectively help their adolescent and young adult students improve their ability to express themselves in writing. The first three products, Linguistic Specificity, Linguistic Flexibility, and Descriptive Writing: Adjectives and Adverbs, teach students to use more specific and descriptive language in their sentences. The next four, Redundancy, Clarity and Simplification, Adding Meaning: Simplify and Elaborate, and Elaboration When Answering Homework Questions, really focus on meaning, and help students improve their comprehension and their ability to express their ideas fully. Perspective Consistency and Passive and Active Voice target grammar. Character Description and Movie Reviews provide easy-to-use strategies, scaffolds, and outlines so that students can begin to incorporate all the previous writing lessons into actual essays. The last product in the writing skills packet, Complaint Letters: Reader Presupposition, is one of my all-time favorites and focuses directly on the ability to consider your reader: one of the most important skills in effective writing!
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Worksheets Included In The Packet

Descriptive Writing - Adjectives and Adverbs

Descriptive writers are effective writers. This four-page worksheet contains a wide variety of exercises teaching students to use adjectives and adverbs in their writing

Linguistic Flexibility Worksheet

Using this worksheet, students expand their vocabulary while familiarizing themselves with using a thesaurus as they find multiple synonyms for underlined words within sentences

Movie Review Outline

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

Passive and Active Voice Worksheet

This worksheet teaches students how to distinguish between passive and active voice, and encourages them to write in the active voice, making them stronger writers

Perspective Consistency Activity

This activity works on the ability to keep a consistent perspective. Students choose a perspective, then adjust nouns and pronouns to maintain consistency within a given essay

Redundancy Worksheet

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

Simplification and Elaboration Activity

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

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

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

For this worksheet, students are tasked with replacing non-specific nouns and adjectives within sentences with more specific terms, thereby learning to write with more clarity

Character Descriptions Activity

This literary character analysis activity includes a novel excerpt, scaffolding framework, and sample essay from which students learn to write comprehensive character descriptions

Clarity and Simplification Worksheet

Using this worksheet, students must syntactically simplify phrases and sentences while maintaining original meaning, thereby learning to express their ideas concisely

Transition Words & Phrases

Following a handout that identifies eight different conceptual relationships and provides sample words and phrases that convey those relationships, students use a three-page worksheet to identify and express relationships from pairs of ideas.

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