Writing With Purpose Worksheets To Print:
It's a Hoax! - Write an article
as if you were the first person to see Nessy. Imagine the article that accompanied this famous photograph.
Write the lead and the first few paragraphs below
Write a Bio Poem - Write a
Bio poem for a person of historic value. You do not have to follow the format exactly, you
may play with it a little as in the sample poem.
Write Your Congressman!
- See if you can sway their opinion towards that of your own. . Think of something that your home town needs. A supermarket? A highway?
Computers in your schools? A safe playground?
Using Propaganda - Are
your persuasion skills up to snuff? Practice your persuasive writing skills by using one of the techniques of propaganda.
Write a 5-minute Speech -
You were selected as a representative of your class to talk to the
PTA. Pretend you have been selected to represent your class at the
next Parent Teacher Association meeting. You will have to speak to the group for five
minutes about what your class has been doing.
Write a Bio Poem
- In the space, try writing a bio poem about yourself. Follow the
Tell a Tall Tale
- Think about something that happened to you. Write the story, exaggerating
what happened so that it becomes a tall tale.
- Demonstrate that you understand the difference between formal
and informal e-mail.
- Read the poem. Then write a poem of your own in free verse. The poem is called, "The Bookshelf".
Propaganda - Choose something that you want to convince your
readers to do: believe a certain thing, vote a certain way, or buy
a certain product, etc.
- Write an essay explaining how to do something. It could be something
that you cook, it could be a craft, or a particular skill.
Checklist - Write a short story. Use the picture provided for
inspiration, or think of your own idea. Establish a point of view
and a setting.
- Different countries and cultures sometimes have customs that can
seem strange to an outsider.
Compare and Contrast
- Compare and contrast two military conflicts in American History. Choose the best
organizational pattern for your essay, and include a thesis statement, supporting
details, and introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs.
Literature - Write an essay about the book you have just read. Write about your interpretation of the central message of the
story, or about the larger significance of one of the characters in the story beyond the story itself.