NGLS Standard W.2 Worksheets (Writing for ELA and Literacy)

Below you’ll find materials aligned to Next Generation Learning Standards (NGLS). This page houses print-ready PDFs and digital PDF worksheets, packets, and lessons aligned to the NGLS standards for English Language Arts. Writing, Standard 2 (W2) is “Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and communicate complex ideas through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.” This standard applies to grades K-12.

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Designing Solutions Skills Extension Activity

Let’s think and plan with our Designing Solutions Skills Packet! Crafted for teachers instilling a passion for critical thinking, this resource guides students through real-world problem-solving scenarios. Differentiated for diverse learners, it fosters creativity and equips students with the skills needed to think about effective design solutions for others.This is…

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Mapping & Planning a Story Extension Activity

Unleash your students’ creativity with our Mapping and Planning a Story extension activity packet! These activities spark imagination and allow learners to understand the structure of stories and other text types. Through visual aids and guides, students will learn about how a story is arranged in order to reveal information,…

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Opinion Based Writing Extension Activity

Inspire eloquent and persuasive expression and writing with our Opinion-Based Writing Packet! With the desire to nurture persuasive communication skills, this resource deepens students’ ability to articulate opinions. These exercises can support confident speaking and dialogue, so give it a try!. Additionally, this is a great tool for individual and…

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Writing a Paragraph Extension Activity

Elevate your students’ writing skills with our Writing a Paragraph Extension Activity Packet! This comprehensive resource refines students’ ability to craft well-structured, coherent paragraphs, emphasizing each part of a paragraph, and how to structure these oft-used response types. These exercises nurture writing fluency and composition techniques, as well as help…

3rd Grade Writing Prompts

3rd Grade Writing Prompts

Welcome to our 3rd grade writing prompts! Third grade brings more opportunity for learning and growing. These scholars are learning more and stretching their skills as students and people. It’s important to ignite a love of writing through a variety of writing opportunities and topics. Use the categories of “Feats…

Fourth Grade Writing Prompts

4th Grade Writing Prompts

Welcome to our 4th grade writing prompts! Fourth grade is an important year for learning, growing, and for some, preparing for middle school. It’s important to ignite a love of writing through a variety of writing opportunities and topics. Use the categories of “Historical Fiction,” “Realistic Fiction,” “Fill-in-the-Blank Stories,” “Adventure…

Fifth Grade Writing Prompts

5th Grade Writing Prompts

Fifth grade brings more opportunity for learning and growing. For some, fifth grade brings a first foray into middle school and more challenging academic work across many subjects. These scholars are ready for both school-based and personal growth. It’s important to ignite a love of writing through a variety of…

6th Grade Writing Prompts

6th Grade Writing Prompts

Welcome to our 6th grade writing prompts! Sixth grade brings more opportunity for learning, growing, and maturity. It’s important to ignite a love of writing through a variety of writing opportunities and topics that are both relevant and thought-provoking. Use the categories of “Adventure,” “Video Games,” “Music,” “Patience,” “Self-Awareness,” and…

High School Writing Prompts

High School Writing Prompts

Welcome to our section on high school writing prompts! High school brings more opportunity for learning, growing, maturity, and planning for post-graduate life. Whether it be for college or career, having strong communication skills is paramount. It’s important to continue to develop our writing skills through a variety of opportunities…

7th and 8th Grade Writing Prompts

7th and 8th Grade Writing Prompts

Seventh and eighth grade brings more opportunity for learning, growing, and maturity. It’s important to ignite a love of writing through a variety of writing opportunities and topics that are both relevant and thought-provoking. Use the categories of “Self-Awareness,” “Engineering,” “Social Media,” “Advocates,” “Inventors,” and “Diligence” to embrace the magic…