Empowering Writers Providing Free Access to all K-8 Digital Teacher Guides

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Empowering Writers is providing free access to all of our K-8 digital teacher guides. These guides include our regular comprehensive writing and reading instruction, plus newly designed Distance Learning Student Assignments, with a wide range of engaging assignments. Teachers, schools and districts can sign up for free access at or email

Distance Learning Lessons include:

Quick Writes – students will practice the mechanics, parts of speech, figurative language, vocabulary, and genre techniques using short answer responses. Three weeks of quick writes are provided with directions for students to complete two a day.

Skilled Focused Fun Around the House – assignments can be used for a daily writing assignment or even a week long challenge! Because of the Google format, you will be able to adjust topics, level of content, or usage of skills as needed for your grade level.

Lessons of the Month – Revised for Distance Learning – take advantage of our popular monthly lessons that have been modified for distance learning.

Integrated Unit – this unit includes process pieces for expository, narrative, and argument writing that connect with a selected theme or topic. You may choose to use the whole unit (all 6 weeks) or choose the genres you wish to assign.

Virtual Trip Journal – staying home has its advantages, but wouldn’t it be fun to visit a few places you’ve never been before? Students are provided links and prompts to share their adventures.

Editing & Revising Lessons – Skill Power! instructional powerpoints and interactive digital student activities that can be assigned for distance learning.  These selected lessons cover grammar and mechanics while making connections to process writing.

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