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Let us make teaching writing simple for you.

Stop scouring the internet for resources to use during your writing block. In the Simplify Writing membership, we provide you with all of the daily lesson plans, tools, and training you need to help your students grow as writers.

Available for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.

YES, I'd love to have access to these resources!

Our Mission & Membership Walk-Through

 

Does any of this sound familiar?

"I wish we had resources to teach writing that my students enjoyed."

"I feel unprepared to teach writing properly."

"I hate having to search out writing lessons that never really fit together."

"My students struggle to actually improve their writing."

Let me guess... you have a very short writing block, where you're supposed to teach core writing standards, grammar, and somehow bring all of your struggling writers up to grade level?

The expectations can be overwhelming. One teacher in my writing trainings told me, "I know I'm failing my students."

I knew she was absolutely not failing her students. She was lacking the resources and support she needed to implement writing in a way that reached her students.

We're opening up the Simplify Writing membership to 3rd-5th grade teachers who want to improve their writing instruction and decrease the time they spend planning and stressing over the writing block.

This membership is for you if:

You're constantly downloading materials to supplement your writing instruction.

We provide you with daily, standard-aligned lesson plans for your grade level and all of the accompanying materials you need to teach it. You never need to search for writing lessons ever again!

Yep, this is me!

You're spending way too much time creating teacher models for your lessons.

I used to spend hours of my planning time thinking up examples for each step of the writing process. Our membership includes all of the teacher models you need to teach your lesson!

I'd like my weekends back!

You're looking for better ways to fit it all in and meet your instructional goals.

One of the highlights of the Simplify Writing membership is our training. When you join, you'll have instant access to our core trainings, which teach you how to fit in targeted mini-lessons, journaling, conferencing, authentic feedback, and more! We also do live trainings each month for our members, and we give away some fun PD prizes too!

I'd love this training!

You want students to understand the real-life applications of writing.

Writing is an important piece of every single subject area! We want you to be able to teach quality writing lessons that will have a positive impact on your students' writing ability in real life. We include text-based writing, science connections, social studies connections, literature connections, and much more in our monthly units.

I'm ready to make writing authentic!

Content is in the form of digital downloads, such as PDFs, PowerPoints, and Google files. No physical materials will be sent to you. Any printed material shown in images and video is for example purposes only. You are responsible for printing any paper resources you download from this program.

This is a Fully Inclusive Writing Membership!

Lesson plans are included for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.

Standard-Alignment

Each grade level includes standard-aligned lessons and activities. We don't group grades together because we want them perfectly aligned to the grade level!

Rubrics & Grading, Simplified

Get access to rubrics and grading checklists that will make assessment a breeze!

Engaging Topics

All of our lessons are student-approved. We choose high-interest topics to spark student thinking.

Authentic Tools for Revision & Editing

We go way beyond editing marks, with organizers for authentic revision & editing. We also help with forms for conferences that are tailored to each type of writing!

Optional Digital Student Materials

Every student activity and organizer is also available on Google Slides to easily assign in Google Classroom.

Fully Editable Lesson Plans

All daily lesson plans are fully editable PowerPoint files! You can simply print them (or assign on devices) and teach, or you can make any changes you need to accommodate your students.

Teaching Targeted Lessons With Mini-Lessons & Teacher Models

We teach very targeted mini-lessons (15-20 minutes in length) that focus on one specific part of the writing process. These mini-lessons:

  • Provide students with a specific example of what they need to do in their writing.
  • Include organizers that are easy for students to use.
  • Utilize color-coding and other strategies that you'll see students using during their own writing time.
  • Give students an action to take to incorporate what they've learned into their own writing after the mini-lesson. 
I want access to these lessons!

Learn About the Program From Our Members

 

Fully Editable Daily Lessons

We've done ALL of the lesson plans for you! Each daily lesson plan includes:

  • Full lesson plans with standards, learning goals, success criteria, and step-by-step directions.
  • Use of provided mentor text.
  • Teacher models to use to teach the lesson to your students with targeted mini-lessons.
  • Blank organizers for students.
I'm ready to join!

Plus, we have some incredible bonuses for our members! We listened to what people needed and added all of this in addition to the daily lesson plans:

Digital Versions to Assign in Google Classroom

If you have 1-to-1 devices, we also include Google-friendly copies that you can upload directly to your Google Classroom for students to use. Yes, we have thought of everything! We want these lessons to be easy to use in all classrooms!

Bonus Lessons

In addition to the daily lesson plans, we added some great bonus lessons that you may need to use in small group or whole group to help prepare your students for writing at your grade level. These include this awesome paragraph writing resource + a writing stamina lesson. 

Growing Grammar Library

Our Grammar lesson library includes quick 10-minute lessons to use in whole group or small group. We've completely separated these lessons from our daily lesson plans so that you can teach only the ones your students need the most. We're continuing to add new topics to this grammar library using feedback from members!

How does it work?

Flexibility for different schedules and calendars is built in.

  • Formal lesson plans will be provided from August-May. Each month's lessons are in unit form and can be used other months of the year. For example, if you start school in September, you can easily use the unit marked for August.
  • Daily lesson plans are added to the membership at least 15 days prior to the month listed on the calendar. 
  • Additional membership content is added each month to our growing library of bonus lessons, grammar lessons, tools, and training.  
  • Each grade level has different lesson plans and models, so you don't have to worry about students repeating lessons if multiple grade levels at your school use the program. There is a consistent progression from one grade level to the next, connecting all included grade levels.

‚ÄčNo hard copies will be provided. It's your responsibility to print any lesson plans, student pages, posters, and other materials that you choose from the membership site. 

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Included Training

This membership is all inclusive. When you join, you get access to the daily lesson plans and materials you need to engage your students in high quality writing tasks. In addition, you get all current and future training. Our goal is to keep you current on new writing strategies, so you have all of the tools to help your students succeed!

Yep, sign me up!

Join Other Amazing Teachers Like These!

 
 

Our Team

This amazing team of teachers works hard each month to deliver new, engaging writing lessons for you to use in your classroom!

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Membership Licensing & Terms

One membership provides the license to use these materials in one classroom. If you have multiple teachers on your team using the writing materials, you must each have your own subscription. 

Sitewide Licenses & Purchase Orders

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Frequently Asked Questions

We use the Common Core State Standards to align each grade level's lesson plans and activities. While most writing standards are pretty universal, it's a good idea to look at the lessons once you join to make sure they align well with your standards if you don't use CCSS. If they don't align, you can cancel your membership for a full refund within 7 days of purchase.

Yes! Each grade level has it's own standard-aligned lessons, with a unique mentor text and teacher examples. The organizers used are similar, so you'll have continuity if you're working in a multi-grade classroom.

The membership is built to fit into a variety of schedules, and all units can be easily molded to your start and end dates. Formal lesson plans will be provided from August 1-May 31. Additional content will be provided for those who are in school during months that do not have coverage. Some examples of this content are: bonus lessons, extra prompts, and grammar resources. These will be available for you throughout the year to fill any gaps or use for other purposes. All lesson plans are given weekly, so you can easily move lessons on your calendar around your individual school breaks and start/end dates.

No, these lesson plans are custom made for this membership. We make all of our calendars and lessons specifically for the month and year you will be using them. Additional resources and some handouts included may be similar to tried and true resources in my TpT store.

We recommend at least 40 minutes each day for a full lesson (including student writing time), but you can easily spend more time on each lesson if you have a longer writing block. We've built in several layers of flexibility to make sure these lessons work in most classrooms.

Yes! We continue to add materials to the membership each month. We send our members monthly emails to tell them what we've added to the membership for the upcoming month. You will see upcoming materials on the "Coming Soon" section of the Member Dashboard.

Absolutely! We have many homeschoolers who have signed up for this membership and use it with fidelity. The included materials can easily be tailored to your child's needs.

We are constantly updating the curriculum, so we may pull back curriculum after the month passes. You can retain access to the materials during that time by saving it to your own personal computer. Each month, you will have access to at least 90 days of daily lesson plans: the current month, past month, and one month ahead. We will notify you before taking any content down. Bonus lessons, grammar, and training resources will be available for you year-round.

If you cancel your membership, you may use the lessons you have downloaded. However, you will no longer be able to access any lesson plan updates, new bonus lessons, or member trainings. Support is a huge part of being a member of Simplify Writing, and we know it's worth paying for each year!

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