Independent Writing Activity Bundle – Emergency Plans

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Need an independent writing activity for a middle school snow day? Or emergency sub plans?

This independent writing activity bundle is appropriate for middle schoolers, in and out of a traditional classroom setting.

Since students complete each activity independently, these writing activities are perfect for…

⭐️  Middle school sub plans

⭐️  Independent work

⭐️  Middle school snow day activities

Each writing activity is designed to take 1-2 hours and reviews different skills.

Each independent writing activity included:

  1. TV Episode Review – Students watch an episode of a TV show and review it critically, analyzing plot and conflict.
  2. Song Portfolio – Students analyze a common theme across three songs.
  3. How-to Article – Students write a procedural article.

Need to spend a day catching up on grading?

Need to put a few sub plans on file with your admin?

Need something to send home on snow days?

Done, done, and DONE!

Here are a few more ways to use the lessons in this independent writing activity bundle:

*Beach Bag (rising 7-8)*

A beach-bag is a take-home activity designed to…

⭐️ Reconnect students to their analysis skills

⭐️ Combat “summer slide,” or the skills students lose over the summer

*Blizzard Bag (6-8)*

A blizzard bag is an independent activity that…

⭐️ Keeps students connected to the classroom during designated eLearning days in winter

⭐️ Uses classroom skills

⭐️ Is graded like a normal assignment

*Enrichment (6-9)*

Some students need…

⭐️ Extra practice using some of these basic analysis skills

⭐️ Enrichment activity sessions

Each independent writing activity includes:

✅ Suggested lesson plan

✅ Task sheet/brainstorming page

✅ Prewriting activity

✅ Final draft template

✅ Self-evaluation rubric

✅ Teacher’s Rubric

✅ Digital Versions

Teachers LOVE these as Emergency Sub Plans & Middle School Snow Day Activities:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This was the perfect resource to use in my emergency sub binder. I know if I am ever out, a substitute can use the activities without any problems as far as what to do or needing further explanation. I highly recommend this to use for emergency sub plans ! I teach 6-8th grade. These are perfect!!” – Elyssa S.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Terrific items for snow day “blizzard bag” assignments for students.” – Susan M.

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