As ESL teachers, we’ve all had those students who do great on their grammar exams, speak up confidently in class, and are always first to raise their hands for activities - and yet, when it comes time for a writing assignment, they can barely squeeze out a few short sentences. This can be frustrating for the student and teacher alike - but it’s the symptom of a problem that’s well-known in every teaching community: Speaking and writing are two very different skills.
As with any new skill, practice is key - but students who have trouble writing aren’t usually keen to take on even more writing practice. After all, they might think, if their grammar and vocabulary are correct, and they don’t need to write in English for their jobs, what’s the point of drilling this skill? The answer is, of course, that the ability to write in English is key in the world and the workplace - from writing cover letters and CVs to drafting emails and client presentations. The responsibility is at least partly on you, the teacher, to provide assignments that draw your students into the writing process.
BusyTeacher.org is your number-one stop for exactly those kinds of assignments. Our 730 writing worksheets will provide your students with intriguing writing prompts, and with a variety of writing exercises that’ll help them watch their own improvement as it happens. Our worksheets even break down the writing process into its core components, so you can figure out exactly where in the process each student is struggling, and intervene with exercises to help him or her through that trouble spot.
The writing worksheets here on BusyTeacher.org will help familiarize your students with all the sub-skills involved in writing - from choosing a topic and constructing that first paragraph, all the way to writing movie reviews and short poems. Some of our worksheets even cover basics like handwriting and sentence structure - so no matter how much your students need to brush up on their fundamentals, we’ve got worksheets to meet them where they are.
You’ll find worksheets on any topic you can imagine, from daily routines and holidays to pop culture, news, and even poetry and song lyrics. Some worksheets just help you lead simple fill-in-the-blank exercises, while others present thought-provoking topics for full essays, or include plans for your students to create their own newsletters. And for students who need help with English school assignments, you’ll also find worksheets on writing essays and test responses.
You can browse all of our 730 writing worksheets in thumbnail view, so you don’t have to wait for any of them to load to get an idea of what they’re like. As you scroll down the page, just click on any worksheet that catches your eye - they’re all completely free to download, print, and share in any way you like. And they’re all created and classroom-tested by real ESL teachers all over the world - which means you can be confident they’ll work in your classroom, too. If you’ve got a worksheet of your own that you’d like to share with your fellow ESL teachers in the BusyTeacher.org community, just click the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page.
All of these writing worksheets are here to help you - so pick out a few that look interesting, and give them a try in your classroom today. We’re sure you’ll love them as much as the other ESL teachers in our community already do.
6th Grade Common Core Worksheets
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) provide a framework of educational expectations for students in reading, writing, and other language skills. The goals of the CCSS ELA are broken out by grade and subject area, including Reading: Literature, Reading: Informational Text, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language, as well as expectations in additional subject areas such as science and technology, history, and further writing areas. Sixth graders are expected to master the basics of reading fiction and non-fiction books, learn deeper writing and grammar skills, grow in their oral presentations, collaborations, use of technology and the complexity of their reading choices. See the subheadings for each ELA category for more information on the specific expectations for students.
6th Grade CCSS: Reading: Informational Text29 Worksheets
For sixth graders, these standards will help them tackle reading and comparing non-fiction texts, including magazine, books, and digital sources. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) ask that learners take on…
6th Grade CCSS:Reading: Literature37 Worksheets
For sixth graders, these standards will help them continue to improve their proficiency in reading multiple styles of literature including prose, poetry, mythology, and drama. The Common Core State Standards…
6th Grade Language115 Worksheets
For sixth graders, these standards will help them continue to refine their understanding of basic grammar and style rules for the English Language. This Common Core State Standard (CCSS) area focuses on helping…
6th Grade Speaking and Listening0 Worksheets
For sixth graders, these standards focus on increasing their proficiency in oral presentations, debates, conversations and collaborations with their peers. This Common Core State Standard (CCSS) area also asks…
6th Grade Writing49 Worksheets
For sixth graders, these standards will help them continue mastering their writing skills. This Common Core State Standard (CCSS) area focuses on helping students learn to write, edit, publish, use keyboards, and…