For New Teachers
If you are new to writing instruction or just looking for a refresher on writing pedagogy, this is a great place to get started.
Creating Writing Assignments
This writing assignment template makes it easy to create writing assignments for your students.
The first step in creating any writing assignment is deciding what you want your students to learn or accomplish by doing the work. You can base your goals on the traits shown in the rubric you will use to grade the students' work. There are two general types of goals:
Writing-related goals focus on developing writing skills.
Subject-related goals focus on deepening understanding of a particular subject.
The second step in creating a writing assignment is to define the parameters. A complete assignment has five parameters:
Due dates for writing assignments depend, of course, on the complexity and length of the project, the ability of the students, and the amount of class time and homework time spent. To help younger or struggling students, you may wish to assign due dates at specific points throughout the process:
At the beginning of each assignment, students should know what their goals are and how their work will be graded.
Here is the information students need:
The Writing Process
The Forms of Writing