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Bloom's Literature: How to Write about Nineteen Eighty Four
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
A good prompt is hard to find, especially ones that encourage application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of a text. Help is here in the form of a prompt list for George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four that offers essay topics that...
Develop Support for an Argument in Opinion Writing
5 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
This resource provides an excellent explanation of how to begin developing support for main ideas in a writing piece. Young writers will work through a step-by-step process of developing supporting details that serve to prove the topic...
Writing the Five Paragraph Essay: Some basic rules for writing that you should always follow!
9th - 12th
Need a quick review of the format of the five-paragraph essay? The strength of this presentation is in the color-highlighted examples used to illustrate the terms. Consider adding additional slides that provide a model of a complete essay.
Writing a Compare and Contrast Essay with In-Text Citations
8th - 11th
This presentation was created to explain how one would write a compare-and-contrast essay. It briefly covers choosing a topic, making the comparison, creating a thesis, writing solid body paragraphs, and citing the information. Use this...
The Five-Paragraph Essay: Template for College Writing
11th - Higher Ed
If your writers have already mastered the basic five-paragraph essay, consider introducing them to a broader application of this format. Writers consider sections instead of paragraphs, context/claim, and synthesis. Although no models...
How to Write an Essay: Secondary ed.
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Whether introducing the structure of expository essays or reviewing the format with your high schoolers, take the time to check out this resource. Examples of seven common forms of introductory paragraphs and six types of conclusions, as...
The Five-Paragraph Essay: A Framework for Expository Writing
9th - 10th
Looking for a PowerPoint presentation that models the framework for the traditional five-paragraph essay? Look no further. Here, the brief explanations are clear and concise, and color codes indicate the thesis sentence, the topic...
Writing with Technology - An Essay Exploring the Use of Argument
Getting your pupils to write an essay can be a challenging task. In this lesson, a problem posed by the teacher is the focus of the essay topic. They must use the word processor to compose, edit, and publish their solution to the problem...
Common Core Constructed Response Organizer
6th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Get your writers ready to compose a constructed response essay in response to either an informational or fictional text. Pupils note down the big idea they wish to address as well as up to nine examples from the text that they wish to...