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Organizational Patterns for the Comparison/Contrast Essay
11th - Higher Ed
Organization is key in essay writing. The two organizational charts included in this resource model the block approach and the point-by-point approach to organizing a compare and contrast style essay. After examining the charts, writers...
The Bing, the Bang, and the Bongo: The Five-Paragraph Essay
7th - 8th
Create a five-paragraph essay easily with the bing, the bang, and the bongo method! Learners write an introduction with the thesis containing three parts. Your three body paragraphs then expand upon each part of the thesis. An example is...
Write an Introductory Paragraph for an Argumentative Essay
5 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
In an argumentative essay, the introductory paragraph is the primary opportunity to get your readers' attention and tell them why the issue you are discussing is important. Demonstrate to your young writers how to construct an organized...
Kentuckians in the Civil War Era: Constructed Response Essay
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What part did Kentucky play in the Civil War? A constructed response essay assignment tests to ensure scholars understand the concepts and the arguments for the causes of the Civil War. Learners must read a primary source quote and then...
The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Strengthen your high schoolers' writing with a series of steps for writing successfully. With sections on organizing an essay, choosing a topic, crafting a thesis statement, and revising a draft, the lesson plan encourages your class to...
Visible Speech: A Short Course in the Fundamentals of Writing (Lesson 5)
7th - 9th
Of these five slides, two consist of the title and directions; the other three list the parts of an essay and their purpose, as well as how to best begin an essay. In essence, this is a very brief PowerPoint that can be used as a...