Not just for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades anymore! The site now includes kid-friendly writing rubrics and checklists for 6th grade. Based on the Common Core Standards. Free. Easy to use. Complete. Get yours here.
If you can read this, go thank the teacher who taught you how. Go on. I’ll wait.
Leap into the Common Core
with No Ordinary Lizard
These free writing guides fulfill all 10 writing standards in the Common Core by combining examples and activities generated from the middle-grade novel No Ordinary Lizard with the instruction and opportunities available here at All Write with Me.
Inside the Guides
- Thought-provoking questions to facilitate opinion writing
- Research topics to generate informative writing
- Examples from the book No Ordinary Lizard to foster narrative writing
- A list of standards addressed by each activity
- Links to relevant instructional pages on allwritewithme.com
From the Book
- Research topics in science, biology, mythology, history, oceanography, space and more
- Character relationships, character growth, core themes
- A variety of narrative techniques to emulate
Download your free writing guide
and start fulfilling the Common Core writing standards today!
3rd Grade Lizard Writing Guide
4th Grade Lizard Writing Guide
5th Grade Lizard Writing Guide
If you use Adobe Reader XI to view and save a copy of the writing guide, you can customize your guide by adding your own notes and highlighting your selections. These notes and selections can be removed/updated every year to adjust to the changing needs of your classroom.
Free downloads of Adobe Reader XI are available here.
These guides were developed by the author, Diane Owens, in collaboration with certified teachers Nancy Barth and Alyce McConaghy.
Free and easy to use, these Writing Guides fulfill every writing standard within the Common Core State Standards.
Grade-specific guides developed for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.
If you’re looking for something to do on Encourage a Young Writer Day on Tuesday, April 10th, you’ve come to the right place!
Teachers and parents, make sure to check out the Educators Page at facebook.com/allwritewithme too. (It’s got a brand-new look.)
Teachers, have you been wading through the Common Core reading standards? Tired yet? Then stop. I’ve already done it for you.
Here’s the result – grade-specific reading/discussion guides for my middle-grade light fantasy, Swept Up. These free guides are tailored to the Common Core and were developed in collaboration with certified classroom teachers. Every comp question, discussion starter, and independent/small group activity includes a list of the specific standards addressed, so you’ll know at a glance which standards you’ve fulfilled. Includes plenty of vocab, too. Click here to learn more and download your free grade-specific guide.