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For more than three decades, Knowledge Unlimited has produced distinctive supplementary educational materials for K-12 classrooms, with a particular focus on social studies and language arts. Founded in 1983 by a former classroom teacher, Knowledge Unlimited provides teachers with effective and affordable teaching materials that engage students, promote critical thinking, and build all-important background knowledge. Our resource guides on historic subjects contain extensive background information, primary source materials, and an abundance of follow-up activities and reproducibles. Our writing resource guides are filled with original activities that make writing fun. We are experts at taking difficult subjects and concepts and making them understandable and interesting for students. This is reflected in our two award-winning and unique weekly online current events programs – NewsCurrents and Read to Know. All of our products align with Common Core Standards.

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  • Writers Write: Favorite Things (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: Favorite Things (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

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    6 Pages, Grades 6 - 12
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    Writers Write: Favorite Things (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    The reproducible activities in this unit encourage students to look for details to add to their writing by making lists of some of their favorite things: favorite place, favorite food, favorite events, and using these favorites to generate writing ideas. These writing exercises make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: Writing Prompts and Exercises (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: Writing Prompts and Exercises (eLesson) by ...

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    5 Pages, Grades 6 - 12
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    Writers Write: Writing Prompts and Exercises (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    This unit includes other writing prompts and exercises from the book Writers Write: A Resource Guide for Teaching Young Writers. The four reproducible exercises in this unit are designed to spark creativity and excitement in your writing students. Lessons include “Nooz,” where students take a person from a news story and write a fiction story from their perspective, and an exercise where students are challenged to write an entire story without using the letter “e.” These writing exercises make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: New Perspectives (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: New Perspectives (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

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    6 Pages, Grades 6 - 12
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    Writers Write: New Perspectives (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    In this unit, students follow author and teacher Matt Cibula’s Writing Rule #12: Learn to Tell Both Sides of the Story. The reproducible writing activities in this unit about taking on other perspectives in writing. The five lessons in this unit include an exercise written entirely in dialog and “Inanimate Object Lesson,” where students are asked to write from the perspective of a non-living object. These writing exercises make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: New Writing Styles (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: New Writing Styles (eLesson) by Matt ...

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    6 Pages, Grades 6 - 12
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    Writers Write: New Writing Styles (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    In this unit, students are encouraged to try on new writing styles. The reproducible writing activities in this unit include “Write What you Hate,” where students must write in a style they dislike; “Your Life Is a Movie,” where students write a “scene” from their life as if it’s a movie script; and “See Your LIfe from the Outside In,” where students write about themselves, but from the perspective of someone (or something) else. These writing exercises make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: Everyday Experiences (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: Everyday Experiences (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

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    5 Pages, Grades 6 - 12
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    Writers Write: Everyday Experiences (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    Author and teacher Matt Cibula’s tenth Writing Rule is Go for walks. Dance. Pull weeds. Do the dishes. Write about it. In the reproducible activities in this unit, your students are encouraged to do exactly that: write about the everyday events and moments in their lives, and turn these everyday moments into narrative pieces. These writing exercises make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: Writing Challenges (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: Writing Challenges (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

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    6 Pages, Grades 6 - 12
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    Writers Write: Writing Challenges (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    The five writing exercises in this unit are a series of writing challenges to get your students thinking about their writing in a new way. The reproducible exercises here include writing a “Fake Journal” for a made-up character, making a list of the eight items you would absolutely have to bring with you on different adventures, and writing down what you are doing at exactly the same time each day. These writing exercises make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: The End of the Story (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: The End of the Story (eLesson) ...

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    5 Pages, Grades 6 - 12
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    Writers Write: The End of the Story (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    The four reproducible exercises in this unit are based on author and teacher Matt Cibula’s Writing Rule #8: There doesn’t always have to be a moral. These activities encourage students to look beyond easy or pat endings and think about ways to inject more complex or ambiguous ideas in their writing. Activities in this unit include “THE END (and why it stinks)” and “Learning the Wrong Lesson.” These writing exercises make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: Writing about Reading (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: Writing about Reading (eLesson) by Matt ...

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    6 Pages, Grades 6 - 12
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    Writers Write: Writing about Reading (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    The five reproducible exercises in this unit are based on author and teacher Matt Cibula’s Writing Rule #6: Writers read. Writers read a lot. Writers read all the time. The activities in this unit help students write about what they are reading. Form “Plot in a Paragraph,” where students summarize books, to “Books Wear Jackets?” where students design a book cover for their own book, these activities will have students looking at books a whole new way. These writing exercises make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: Persuasive Writing (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: Persuasive Writing (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

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    6 Pages, Grades 6 - 12
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    Writers Write: Persuasive Writing (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    The five exercises in this section are focused on helping students form well-rounded arguments and write persuasively. The reproducible exercises in this unit include “5 Beliefs,” “Opinions and Facts,” and “Persuasion,” where students must argue in favor of and against a topic. These exercises will help your students meet Common Core State Standards for persuasive writing. They make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: Poetry (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: Poetry (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

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    6 Pages, Grades 6 - 12
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    Writers Write: Poetry (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    The five reproducible exercises in this unit are based on author and teacher Matt Cibula’s Writing Rule #4: Poetry does not have to rhyme. Poetry does not NOT have to rhyme. These writing activities focus less on poetry forms and instead will have students interacting with poetry in different ways--from writing their own “100 Word” poem to thinking about what makes a poem good--or bad. These writing exercises make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: Avoiding Writer’s Block (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: Avoiding Writer’s Block (eLesson) by Matt ...

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    6 Pages, Grades 6 - 12
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    Writers Write: Avoiding Writer’s Block (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    Routine, structure, and self-discipline are important to a writer. But these exercises are meant to break up the routine, and avoid dreaded writer’s block. The four reproducible activities in this unit include “Writing about Your Future,” and researching and writing facts about all 50 states. These writing exercises make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: Making Writing Interesting (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: Making Writing Interesting (eLesson) by Matt ...

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    6 Pages, Grades 6 - 12
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    Writers Write: Making Writing Interesting (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    The five reproducible exercises in this unit are based on author and teacher Matt Cibula’s Writing Rule #2: If it’s boring for you, it’s boring for your reader. These lessons are focused on word choice to make writing interesting. Activities include “Your favorite words,” and “Cliché-Watch!” These writing exercises make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: Learning About Yourself (eLesson) by Matt Cibula cover

    Writers Write: Learning About Yourself (eLesson) by Matt ...

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    Writers Write: Learning About Yourself (eLesson) by Matt Cibula

    The reproducible exercises in this unit are based on author and teacher Matt Cibula’s Writing Rule #1: If you write every day, you get better at writing every day. These lessons are focused on getting students to know themselves as writers. The five exercises include “Who in the World Are You?” “Writing to Music,” and “Silence.” These make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Writers Write: A Resource Guide for Teachers (eBook) by Matt Cibula cover

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    Writers Write: A Resource Guide for Teachers (eBook) by Matt Cibula

    This resource book, written by author and teacher Matt Cibula, will kickstart the writing process for your students. There are than 60 reproducible writing exercises in this book, divided into 13 sections to correspond with Matt’s “12 ½ Writing Rules,” such as “If it’s boring for you, it’s boring for your reader,” and “Learn to Tell Both Sides of the Story.” Each section begins with some thoughts and reflections for writing teachers. The writing exercises in the book make perfect writing warmups, whole-class lessons, or homework assignments. Each is structured yet open-ended enough to inspire the most reluctant writers. Suitable for students in middle and high school.


     
  • Juicy, Spicy, Tasty Writing: Fables (eLesson) by Knowledge Unlimited cover

    Juicy, Spicy, Tasty Writing: Fables (eLesson) by Knowledge ...

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    4 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Juicy, Spicy, Tasty Writing: Fables (eLesson) by Knowledge Unlimited

    This two-part lesson focuses on fables—deceptively simple stories full of message, symbol, and craft. In the first part of the lesson, students analyze the symbolism of fables, and the animals that are the main characters in fables. The second part of the lesson takes students step-by-step through the process of creating a fable, from forming the moral, to assigning characters, to crafting the plot. An original approach to creative writing. Suitable for students in grades 3-6.


     
  • Juicy, Spicy, Tasty Writing: Commercials (eLesson) by Knowledge Unlimited cover

    Juicy, Spicy, Tasty Writing: Commercials (eLesson) by Knowledge ...

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    4 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Juicy, Spicy, Tasty Writing: Commercials (eLesson) by Knowledge Unlimited

    We see them every day, but how much do we think about commercials? This two-part lesson blends Common Core State Standards skills focused on critical thinking, persuasive writing, and creative writing. This activity challenges your students to analyze their favorite advertisements. What are they? What makes them effective? In the second part of the lesson, students invent a fake product and create their own great commercial to sell it. A fun way to connect writing to real life and analytical thinking skills. Suitable for students in grades 3-6.