Help students succeed on state writing assessments with this collection of weekly homework sheets that give them practice with “on demand” writing. Students learn how to respond to a prompt, write an attention-grabbing introduction, spice up their essay with lively verbs, descriptive adjectives, and figurative language, and more. Homework sheets include a note to parents that explains the skill being studied, lists related standards, provides samples of student work, and offers instructions on how to help their child complete the assignment. A great way to strengthen the home-school connection!
Three-hole punch each page before sending it home. Provide students with folders with fasteners in which to store all completed homework assignments. By the end of the school year, each student will have a collection of writing tips that will serve him or her well into the high school years. You may choose to send this folder home about once a month or once a grading period so that parents can see writing progress being made.