Bill Atwood ELA Resources

The resources and activities below are provided by Bill Atwood to help English language arts teachers implement the Collins Writing Program. These links extend the strategies and techniques Bill presents in his workshops.

All Grades

  • The Book Commercial (Word) (PDF)
  • The Book Commercial slides (PowerPoint) (PDF)
  • Preview & Look-Back games (Word) (PDF)
  • Visual Gestures & Symbols for Academic Vocabulary (Word) (PDF)
  • The Preview Game (PDF)
  • Blank 4 x 5 Sort Cards (Word) (PDF)
  • Two Skills in One: Summarizing and Sentence Combining (PDF)
  • Tell a Story About Time (Word) (PDF)
  • Opinion Unit (PowerPoint) (PDF)
  • Quote Burger (Word) (PDF)

Kindergarten & Primary Grades

  • Visual FCAs & Assignments K-1 (Word) (PDF)

Grades 3-8

Grades 5-10

  • ICE the Quote [to accompany Choosing, Using, and Explaining Evidence handout] (PowerPoint) (PDF)

Grades 6 and Above

  • Argument Templates with FCAs (Word) (PDF)