Writing Workshop Jackpot FREEBIE & Halloween Persuasive Writing

Before I jump into sharing my Writing Workshop jackpot and freebie with you, I want to talk about my latest Halloween creation!

We are finishing up our narrative writing unit (see below), and we are going to quickly move into writing to persuade, Halloween style! I have created this activity seen below and you can learn more about it HERE or by clicking the button below!

In this pack, I include some super cute posters that will hang in our room. These posters teach my students the persuasive techniques of ethos, pathos, logos, bandwagon, testimonial, and slogan!

I’ve also included six writing prompts that can be printed on colorful posters or on small strips to pass out to students, planning graphic organizers, clip art to dress up your Halloween hallway or classroom display, and more!!

Here is a quick look at the black and white paper version of the publishing pages with the adorable Halloween-themed clipart that is included.

I also included some fun scrapbook style colored publishing paper for a fun display!

Take a look below or click the button below to check out some of the awesome things included in this pack. I can’t wait to start this next week!

Since we are on the topic of writing, I also wanted to share a freebie with you!
I posted a picture of an anchor chart my students and I made for our narrative writing unit HERE. I turned this anchor chart into a free printable poster for you! My kids struggle so much with writing GIANT disconnected stories vs. small seed moment stories, so we spent a lot of time on this concept. I posted these writing workshop posters up in our room, and printed them off for students’ writing folders.
Grab this freebie by clicking HERE!
Now I want to share with you a Writing Workshop jackpot! It’s a phenomenal website I found with tons of free information on it! Side note: Reading and math lessons are also included!
To check out some of the incredible writing lessons from the website above, follow my instructions below.
When you go to this district’s main site, you have option to explore literacy or math. I’ll walk you through the website to get you to the awesome literacy resources!
First, click literacy either at the top of the page or the bottom.
Once you click the literacy option at the bottom of the page, you will see buttons that will take you to the website’s different resources. Click on Writer’s Workshop button to explore the writing goodies.
Once you click on Writer’s Workshop, you will be taken to the page below. In order to find the lessons, click on Planning Your Writer’s Workshop.
Once you click on Planning Your Writer’s Workshop, you can click on the button shown below. This will lead you to a great PDF document that outlines different aspects of Writer’s Workshop. You can also click your grade level’s year-long trajectory. This is a loose curriculum map created by this district.

The best resource on this page (in my opinion) is the sample units by grade levels! Click your grade level button…

…and you will be taken to a page with all of these incredible writing units and mini-lessons!



  1. I just purchased as well! I can’t wait to use this with my 5th graders, thank you!

  2. Thanks so much for your support ladies! I hope your kids like them, we are starting them next week!

  3. I meant to say thanks for that site as well, I’ve been browsing through it this evening and it is fantastic!

  4. Good! I am surprised that more people don’t know about it! I thought everyone did!!

    P.S.- Thanks for your comments ;) I kind of feel like you and I have a lot of mini-convo’s on these comments!

  5. I just stumbled across your blog and want to tell you that it is simply great. You have an eye for excellent teaching resources!

  6. Are you still able to get to the focus lessons on the website you mentioned above? The link won’t open for me and when I went to the district website they have changed it and I can’t get to the focus lessons. I would appreciate it if you still access these resources and could tell me where they are now located on the site. Thanks!

  7. Hi Jen! I updated my blog post to show the websites updates! Sorry about that! :) Thanks for letting me know!

  8. wow! You are amazing! Thank you for such a fast response. I never thought you’d go back and update your blog with these great instructions. I looked around and couldn’t find the focus lessons, so Thank You!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love your blog! Thanks for the watermelon and seed chart. Do you have any other anchor charts for writing made into a printable? It is our first year using Lucy C. and anything would be helpful :)

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