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Writing Skills Linguistic Specificity
Speech language pathologists know that language impaired children with lexical deficits will often use non-specific terms, such as “thing” and "stuff".
Linguistic Flexibility - Using Synonyms
This printable worksheet provides a number of sentences containing underlined adjectives and verbs; students must find three synonyms for each underlined word. Linguistic flexibility is discussed and use of a thesaurus or dictionary is encouraged.
Descriptive Writing: Adjectives and Adverbs
So often, language impaired students struggle to use specific and descriptive terms in their writing.
Learning to avoid redundancy means learning to express yourself clearly and concisely. This printable worksheet helps improve the writing skills of middle school and high school students.
Clarity and Simplification
So many middle school and high school students struggle to express their thoughts and ideas clearly.
Written Elaboration: Adding Meaning
Middle school and high school students learn that extra words do not always equal extra meaning, all while improving the descriptiveness and specificity of their writing.
Written Elaboration: Answering Questions
I developed this printable handout after the educational supervisor at my high school, for whom I have tremendous respect, shared her insight with me.
This two-page exercise provides students with an essay that exhibits inconsistent perspectives by frequently shifting pronouns, an extremely common writing mistake. Their task is to pick a perspective and stay with that perspective by changing pronouns within the essay as needed.
Passive and Active Voice
This printable language worksheet, along with its answer key, includes an explanation of passive vs. active voice, followed by two short tasks involving the identification and use of voice in sentences.
Literature classes often require students to verbally discuss or express in writing character analyses. This product provides students with a short novel excerpt, a scaffold from which to write a character description, and a sample multi-paragraph description.
This straightforward, easy-to-follow outline provides students with a scaffold from which they can write their own movie reviews. An introduction paragraph, a plot summary and characters paragraph, a critique paragraph, and a conclusion paragraph are outlined and broken down.
Writing a Complaint Letter
This product includes an actual complaint letter, requesting monetary compensation, which was emailed to a hotel chain, along with extensive therapy notes describing how to conduct the activity, and two new situations from which students can write their own letters.
Writing Skills Worksheets Packet PDF
With this packet of thirteen 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 five, Redundancy, Clarity and Simplification, Adding Meaning: Simplify and Elaborate, Written Elaboration: Answering Questions and Transition Words and Phrases, 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!
Related worksheets to this writing worksheets packet
These worksheets, handouts, templates, and activities target a variety of writing skills, including linguistic flexibility, specificity, descriptiveness, clarity, and elaboration, and help students learn to write character descriptions, movie reviews, and formal letters