Essay Writing Worksheets and Printables

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Favorite Food Opinion Writing
Favorite Food Opinion Writing
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Favorite Food Opinion Writing
Let your students work up an appetite for writing with this opinion writing prompt. First students will consider their favorite food while they fill in the structured pre-writing planner, then they can use the second page to write their opinion essay.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Journal Writing Task Cards #1
Journal Writing Task Cards #1
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Journal Writing Task Cards #1
Use these 24 cards for daily writing exercises, or hand them out to encourage variety in writing!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Your Essay
Write Your Essay
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Write Your Essay
This worksheet will help your writers begin to craft their essay by walking them, step-by-step, through paragraph writing and structuring their ideas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Writing Graphic Organizer
Informational Writing Graphic Organizer
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Informational Writing Graphic Organizer
Use this resource to help your students get organized. The labeled sections will guide them to follow the proper informative essay structure.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is a Narrative? Key Features
What is a Narrative? Key Features
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What is a Narrative? Key Features
In this activity, students will consider the key features of a narrative, such as plot, setting, rising action, and characters.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Outline an Informative Paragraph
Outline an Informative Paragraph
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Outline an Informative Paragraph
Use this sample paragraph and outline to help students write their own informational paragraphs.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Persuasive Writing Assessment
Persuasive Writing Assessment
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Persuasive Writing Assessment
This language arts assessment will illustrate your students’ writing abilities within the persuasive writing genre.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice Writing a Conclusion
Practice Writing a Conclusion
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Practice Writing a Conclusion
With this worksheet, your students will practice writing a conclusion for an informational text about photosynthesis.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informative Essay: Anchor Paper
Informative Essay: Anchor Paper
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Informative Essay: Anchor Paper
Students will look at a sample essay and try to pick out the kind of details and big ideas that make an informative essay tick.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing an Introduction for Informational Text
Writing an Introduction for Informational Text
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Writing an Introduction for Informational Text
Students will practice writing hook questions and then write their own introduction to an informational text about animals that echo.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Best Food
The Best Food
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The Best Food
Second graders love food! Help your young writer share their opinion about the best kind of food using this helpful paragraph organizer. Fair warning, this activity might make you hungry!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Counter-Arguments
Argument Writing: Counter-Arguments
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Argument Writing: Counter-Arguments
With this exercise, students will practice writing counter-arguments and rebuttals.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Opinion Writing Check-Up
Opinion Writing Check-Up
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Opinion Writing Check-Up
Use this resource to assess your students’ writing skills when it comes to responding to opinion writing prompts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Paragraph Practice
Paragraph Practice
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Paragraph Practice
Whether your student is new to paragraph writing, or needs more practice, this worksheet is a wonderful introduction, practice, or review.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Opinion Essay: Anchor Paper
Opinion Essay: Anchor Paper
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Opinion Essay: Anchor Paper
Use this example of a persuasive essay to dissect and identify the parts of this genre.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Recess Opinion Writing
Recess Opinion Writing
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Recess Opinion Writing
Encourage your second graders to develop a well-reasoned argument about the length of recesses with this writing prompt and rubric. Students can use the pre-writing planner to develop their argument, then they'll write out their opinion on page two.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Map Your Essay
Map Your Essay
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Map Your Essay
This graphic organizer will help your students map out their essay.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing Conclusions for Informational Text
Writing Conclusions for Informational Text
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Writing Conclusions for Informational Text
Students will read a fascinating, informational text about fungus, then follow steps to write a conclusion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is a Narrative? Kinds of Narratives
What is a Narrative? Kinds of Narratives
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What is a Narrative? Kinds of Narratives
In this activity, students will explore different kinds of narratives.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Opinion Organizing Outline
Opinion Organizing Outline
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Opinion Organizing Outline
Help your students develop and prepare a well-reasoned argument with this handy organizer! First students will choose a topic that they feel strongly about, then they'll explain the reasons for their opinion and practice writing a concluding statement.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Narrative Story Organizer
Narrative Story Organizer
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Narrative Story Organizer
Second graders love telling stories! Help them plan their own small moment stories using this handy graphic organizer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Argument Writing: Match the Evidence
Argument Writing: Match the Evidence
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Argument Writing: Match the Evidence
While playing this fun memory game, students will find a piece of evidence that supports each claim.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informative Essay: Mixed Up Essay
Informative Essay: Mixed Up Essay
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Informative Essay: Mixed Up Essay
Students will organize and construct the skeleton of an informative essay with this engaging problem-solving activity.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Malala: Education Advocate
Malala: Education Advocate
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Malala: Education Advocate
Students read about Yousafzai's life, then answer a series of thoughtful questions about both education and the issues they care about.
5th grade
Social studies
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Elaborating on Feelings
Elaborating on Feelings
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Elaborating on Feelings
Feelings and emotions can be a bridge to naming details and helping students identify details to use in their writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Essay Writing Worksheets and Printables

Essay writing is a crucial skill as students traverse the path from elementary school to college and eventually the professional world. Our essay writing worksheets will equip them with everything they need for the journey. Informational, opinion, persuasive, and narrative text types are presented in innovative ways. These worksheets also include useful graphic organizers to help students plan their writing.