Introduction

The first objective of these workbook exercises is to give student authors practice in writing techniques that meet the standards for writing and language included in the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI).
The second objective of these workbook exercises is to provide tools in the form of techniques that middle school student authors in grades 6 through 8 can use to improve the content of their narrative, persuasive, expository and descriptive writing.

Narrative Persuasive Expository Descriptive
writing communicates an author’s experiences, either real or imaginary, over a period of time. writing presents an author’s opinion or point of view, for the purpose of trying to influence or persuade a reader to agree with the author’s opinion. writing provides information for the purpose of explaining a topic or giving directions. writing describes a character, setting and/or an event in such a manner that the reader can imagine that character, setting or event in their minds.

The third objective of this program is to create a platform for students to easily publish their writing online and get feedback from peers and educators. Writing is a skill that requires practice and mentoring. Children can become good writers through guided practice and constructive feedback. I encourage you to get a free account on QuillPad.org and start publishing your stories and essays!