Free Writing Worksheets provides free writing lesson plans, worksheets, and resources for busy teachers and homeschooling parents. This website can be used in its entirety as a year-long curriculum, or it can be used piecemeal to fill in specific skill gaps. All resources are free, downloadable, and even editable so that you can adjust the materials to suit your classroom.
How to use this site:
All of the resources on this site are designed to introduce students to important concepts of writing and give them a vocabulary with which to evaluate their work. These lessons and exercises are not meant to be used in isolation but, rather, in conjunction with meaningful, long-term, real-world writing projects. Students should spend the majority of every class working on projects that excite them. In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding lots of suggestions for great writing projects for your students!
About the author:
Catherine Killingsworth is the Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at Savannah Classical Academy. She is also the co-founder and former executive director of Deep, an after-school creative writing program that was recently named one of the top ten youth arts programs in the country by the President’s Council on Arts and Humanities. She graduated from Yale with a B.A. in English and a concentration in creative writing, and she won the Curtis Prize, the Wright Prize, and the Seymour Lustman Prize for the writing that she did there.