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Language Arts Teaching Aids & Classroom Posters

Updated on February 7, 2013

Highly Visual Classroom Posters and Teaching Aids

You have discovered "The WRITE Prescription" for teachers.

Fed up with mediocre test scores by your Language Arts students? I was too, and developed my own program and materials to help students to learn more effectively. It works! As "The Writing Doctor", I have provided all the tools and tips to help you build a strong foundation in Language Arts from Pre-K to high school grades. I've also just added new Mathematics classroom posters. Take a look below and you'll quickly appreciate the visually-grabbing learning tools kids will love to use.

Get your students engaged in learning with our visual aids.

Get your students engaged in learning with our visual aids.
Get your students engaged in learning with our visual aids.

Low writing composition scores.

Too many kids do not have a solid composition foundation.

The REAL reason our students are getting low composition scores each year is due to the lack of sufficient writing training in the lower grades.

If we want our students to succeed, we must give writing training to all grade levels, not just the testing grades.

Experiencing this deficiency in students during my early years of teaching, I have developed new methods that models visual & auditory strategies at the bottom of the pyramid, then oral skills, next the reading and finally the writing skills.

In my in-class training, I show teachers how to analyze the pyramid level of their students. With that knowledge, they can then give specific instruction at that level and move up when the students are ready.

Building a strong foundation pays big dividends when testing time comes!

Newest Classroom Posters - New Teaching Aids for 2012

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This poster utilizes the acronym D.O.C. to allow your students to use it as a checklist to make sure that they have developed, organized their essay, and checked for conventions problems.  They get to become the "doctor" for their own compositions, gOne of the problems I've noticed in grading hundreds of expository essays, is that students tend to write about the same ideas as everyone else and have the same explanations as well!  The problem with that is that the graders at the state level havePEPE is the man your students need to get to know very well when it comes to writing stories, personal narratives, and literary essays!  That simple word has ALL the vital steps in the process of writing:  planning, examine prompt, execute a plan, plWriting an expository essay is a tough task for many students.....even SAYING the word expository is a challenge for some of them!  This poster teaches an easy to remember step by step process in writing an expository essay using the actual letters oThis poster utilizes the acronym D.O.C. to allow your students to use it as a checklist to make sure that they have developed, organized their essay, and checked for conventions problems.  They get to become the "doctor" for their own compositions, gDo your kids feel overwhelmed as they take grammar or revising editing tests? Don't give students any more WORKSHEETS!  Give them SHEETS THAT WORK!   Expose them daily to the key words in the revising editing poster using their actual essays.  Th
This poster utilizes the acronym D.O.C. to allow your students to use it as a checklist to make sure that they have developed, organized their essay, and checked for conventions problems.  They get to become the "doctor" for their own compositions, g
This poster utilizes the acronym D.O.C. to allow your students to use it as a checklist to make sure that they have developed, organized their essay, and checked for conventions problems. They get to become the "doctor" for their own compositions, g
One of the problems I've noticed in grading hundreds of expository essays, is that students tend to write about the same ideas as everyone else and have the same explanations as well!  The problem with that is that the graders at the state level have
One of the problems I've noticed in grading hundreds of expository essays, is that students tend to write about the same ideas as everyone else and have the same explanations as well! The problem with that is that the graders at the state level have
PEPE is the man your students need to get to know very well when it comes to writing stories, personal narratives, and literary essays!  That simple word has ALL the vital steps in the process of writing:  planning, examine prompt, execute a plan, pl
PEPE is the man your students need to get to know very well when it comes to writing stories, personal narratives, and literary essays! That simple word has ALL the vital steps in the process of writing: planning, examine prompt, execute a plan, pl
Writing an expository essay is a tough task for many students.....even SAYING the word expository is a challenge for some of them!  This poster teaches an easy to remember step by step process in writing an expository essay using the actual letters o
Writing an expository essay is a tough task for many students.....even SAYING the word expository is a challenge for some of them! This poster teaches an easy to remember step by step process in writing an expository essay using the actual letters o
This poster utilizes the acronym D.O.C. to allow your students to use it as a checklist to make sure that they have developed, organized their essay, and checked for conventions problems.  They get to become the "doctor" for their own compositions, g
This poster utilizes the acronym D.O.C. to allow your students to use it as a checklist to make sure that they have developed, organized their essay, and checked for conventions problems. They get to become the "doctor" for their own compositions, g
Do your kids feel overwhelmed as they take grammar or revising editing tests? Don't give students any more WORKSHEETS!  Give them SHEETS THAT WORK!   Expose them daily to the key words in the revising editing poster using their actual essays.  Th
Do your kids feel overwhelmed as they take grammar or revising editing tests? Don't give students any more WORKSHEETS! Give them SHEETS THAT WORK! Expose them daily to the key words in the revising editing poster using their actual essays. Th

Brand New Expository Writing Poster - Introducing Rover's Writing Rangers

Ruff! What a valuable tool this will be in your writing classroom!

With Rover’s help, your students will have an easy time remembering these simple steps for writing a well-developed interesting expository essay that is full of voice!

All the key words conveniently start with the letter R in both English and Spanish, so kids that have a difficult time remembering steps and strategies will love this sheet!

The Writing Doctor at work - Bill MacDonald teaching his method.

Bill travels all over at the request of schools to teach children and also instruct teachers, giving them the chance to watch him in action using his methods and materials to engage the students and get them truly involved in the learning process.

Classroom Posters = $0.89 each

I know. Hard to believe, right?

Spanish Set Now Available - 25 Classroom Posters

"Plot Development"
"Plot Development"

Our full set of WRITING composition posters is now available in Spanish.

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English is CRAZY!

So have some fun with it!

The English language has SO MANY exceptions and nonsensical words, it's touch for young students and ESL students to learn.

Why not make it fun by sharing this craziness and laughing about it....before they begin to cry over the frustration of it.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we findthat quick sand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. See what I'm getting at?

How you noticed that we talk about certain things only when they are absent? Have you ever seen a horseful carriage or a strapful gown?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling out and in which an alarm clock goes off by going on.

Have noses that run and feet that smell? Park on driveways and drive on parkways?

If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

You comb through the annals of history but not a single annal?

There’s no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

The bandage was wound around the wound.

The farm was used to produce produce.

The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

We must polish the Polish furniture.

He could lead if he would get the lead out.

The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert..

A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

I did not object to the object.

The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

They were too close to the door to close it.

The buck does funny things when the does are present.

A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

After a number of injections my jaw got number.

Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Had enough? Have fun with your students now and let us know how it went!

Great news! My TEACHER'S GUIDE to creative writing activities & strategies is now available.

Not Free, but CHEAP

$0.89 is a smart investment for anything which will last for years.

Laminate your new posters and they'll last in your classroom longer than you will.

Check out our store and give them a try. You'll be amazed at the results.

A sample of our Spanish posters. This is the METAPHORS one.

A sample of our Spanish posters. This is the METAPHORS one.
A sample of our Spanish posters. This is the METAPHORS one.

Testimonials

Some kind words from educators using The Write Prescription

Before Mr. MacDonald became part of our campus, we thought it was impossible to get 4's in Writing compositions. (4's represent the highest standing within Texas) Now we are the campus with the highest percentage of 3's and 4's in the entire district! His motivation, instructional materials, and strategies have proven to be very effective.

Diana Ruiz

Principal, North San Juan Elementary

PSJA I.S.D., Texas

I want to tell you that the strategies are wonderful. They really helped my students be more creative in their compositions. The Writing Folders opened their eyes to the creativity that they had within them. The students enjoyed working with them. We appreciate the high expectations and quality you bring to Writing. It gives writing a reputation of "Yeah!" instead of the common "Oh, Miss!" in the classroom.

Ms. Sandra Moran

4th Grade Teacher, General Sanchez Elementary

Rio Grande City I.S.D., Texas

I just wanted to say thanks again for coming to our campus and sharing your ideas with us. I truly believe that what you did with the students inspired them to do their best. Your method of teaching writing really made an impact on the students. Not only did they learn what you taught them right away, they were able to reflect on themselves as writers.

Celina Aquilar

4th Grade Teacher, F.J. Scott Elementary

Roma I.S.D., Texas

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      thewritingdoctor 5 years ago

      @karen550 lm: Thanks for taking the time to look through Karen. Since the Flickr module is acting up, you can see all the posters in my online store, in case you missed any.

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      karen550 lm 5 years ago

      This is very, very interesting. I like the figurative language posters, especially since I teach middle school. Thanks for sharing.

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      franstan lm 5 years ago

      I love your lens. Can't wait to see more

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Some great ideas here. Your readers may also want to check out my Interactive Writing Tools for some cool online writing tools for students. 5 stars for you!

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      Dr KT Erwin 9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Hi Writing Doctor - - great lens. In addition to online university teaching, I'm also known as "WriteDoc - Rx for Bold, Persuasive Writing" and a Certified Health Coach. Check out my lens at: www.squidoo.com/onlineteachingjobs

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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      Fancy Nancy loves inspired Teachers that are as creative as you. I can hardly wait to read the rest of your lenses.

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      LesleyWilson LM 9 years ago

      Have added you to my site....so many young people struggle with the written word...here in the UK we seem to change the way in which teachers are told to teach almost every year! What a confidence booster for young people when they are praised for producing excellent work.

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      Jefferson LM 9 years ago

      Great Lense!

      I am in favor of anything that will further our children's education. Every person in this country needs to read and write well.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Too many kids these days are extrinsicly motivated, so it's going to take more than just a lecture of how to write effective papers. The most popular question by students is, "How much do I have to write?" We have to figure out how to get past that!