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Develop Support for an Argument in Opinion Writing

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
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...
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Identify the Different Parts of an Opinion Essay

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
This is an excellent resource to begin your next essay writing venture! Your young writers will not only learn to identify the key parts of a thesis statement, topic sentences, supporting details, and elaboration, but most importantly,...
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Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
A strong thesis statement sets the tone for any piece of expository writing. In the second lesson of this series, young writers follow a step-by-step process to narrow down their topics and create an argumentative statement that can be...
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Generate and Choose a Topic for Argumentatitive Writing

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
It's no secret that children are full of opinions, but choosing one to write about can be difficult. Walk young writers through the process of brainstorming, narrowing down, and choosing a topic in the first lesson of this series on...
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How to Write an Essay

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Four steps to writing an essay are included in this video: heading, introduction, paragraphs, and conclusion. The steps have tips to writing each section. You can use this video as an introduction to your next essay-writing lesson.
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Gather Evidence to Support a Thesis

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
This video is sure to convince your class of the importance of including strong evidence to support a thesis statement! Young writers learn what type of information is needed to convince a reader, where to attain such information, and...
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Organize an Informational Text

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
An organized outline is at the heart of a well-developed essay. Using a strategy of constructing boxes and bullets, your young writers will learn how to take the main points of their essay, add appropriate supporting details, and then to...
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Write a Conclusion to an Informational Text Using the Reserve Funnel Method

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
To many young writers, the conclusion of an essay often seems like a tedious and redundant task. Break down the key elements of a conclusion with this resource, which details how to summarize specific information in the body of an essay,...
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Write Sub Points for a Thesis Statement

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Having evidence to support a claim is something that we consistently emphasize to young writers. Begin that discussion with your class by presenting this video, which illustrates how to generate sub points for a thesis statement, as well...
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Elaborate on Supporting Details by Writing Hypothetical Details

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
This is an essential skill of writing that many of our learners often forget! With this resource, your young writers will learn how to clarify or explain supporting details in order to connect arguments back to topic sentences and thesis...
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Elaborate on Supporting Details Using an Anecdote

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Support your class in learning how to explain the supporting details in their body paragraphs and connect those details to the overall thesis statement. As the eighth video in a series on argumentative writing, this resource offers...
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Write an Argument for a Thesis Statement

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Learn how to create strong, well-developed thesis statements in persuasive writing. After identifying the primary subjects of their writing, young writers will add words and definitively state their own opinions in order to construct...
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Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Young writers often construct papers that lack focus and organization. While a thesis statement is designed to combat this issue, it is important that writers ask themselves the following questions: Did I state what I will be arguing?...
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Write a First Draft of an Informational Text

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
After you've done your research and written a detailed outline, how do you turn it into an actual an essay? This can be a tricky step for many writers, but this resource can help you and your class take the first step in attacking the...
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How to Write the Thesis Statement

For Teachers 8th - 9th
A thesis statement is one of the most important aspects in a paper; make sure your class can create solid, concise statements for each of their large essays, particularly analytical essays. This presentation is extremely thorough, and it...
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Moving to the Five Paragraph Narrative Essay

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Your class just completed a graphic organizer as a prewriting strategy, but how do they take what they've recorded on their sheet and turn it into a five-paragraph essay? Help your novice writers with this 23-slide PowerPoint. An example...
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Generating Topic Sentences

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A great look at topic sentences is presented here. First, the function of a topic sentence is explained and common errors are listed. Then, you will walk your class through the five example topic sentences to discuss their quality. 
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Thesis Statements

For Teachers 7th - 12th
At 32 slides, one would think this presentation on thesis statements is a bit too long, but it is the most important component of a well-written essay! Help your developing writers craft concise, interesting theses with this PowerPoint....
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Compare and Contrast Essay Checklist

For Students 8th - 10th
Are you looking for a basic checklist your writers can use as they edit a peer's compare/contrast essay? Reviewers simply check yes or no for each of the criteria listed in three categories, and then use the space at the bottom of the...
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Organizational Patterns for the Comparison/Contrast Essay

For Students 9th - 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...
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What is Proofreading?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Is your essay coherent? Does it make sense? Is it formatted correctly? Does it adhere to standard English conventions? This helpful and informative slide-show walks learners step by step through the editing and proofreading process. Each...
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A River Runs Through It; Writing Assignment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
While reading A River Runs Through It, have your high schoolers work on their final project, a multi-genre research paper. There are 10 clear steps for completion but not much additional help. For early high schoolers (or lower-level...
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Night Compare Contrast

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Using a constructivist approach and a graphic organizer, small groups work together to begin a paper, comparing and contrasting the novella Night and the movie Life is Beautiful. Assuming that your learners have studied both of these...
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Writing Diagnostics and Introduction to Literary Terms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Assess your new learners' writing abilities and knowledge of literary terms with these diagnostic activities. Part of a back-to-school unit, this is meant to provide the teacher with information about the ability levels of their class....