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Intro to Essay Writing for High Schoolers
Emerging writers observe and demonstrate the process of writing an essay. As a class, they read and discuss the writing steps, read a sample essay, and write an outline for a three-paragraph essay. Then they write a final version of their essay and present it to the class.
9th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 134 Downloads
Visible Speech: A Short Course in the Fundamentals of Writing
Use this presentation to introduce a class or lecture about writing organization. The slide show is the first part in a five-part series, titled "What is an Essay?" The slideshow is short and could use more detail, but functions as a basic introduction to writing.
7th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Basic Guide to Writing an Essay
Introducing your class to essay writing? The gentle tone, concise explanations, and clear examples provided by a 17-slide presentation introduces young writers to the expository essay format. All that's missing is a complete essay with the various parts labeled.
8th - 10th Language Arts 29 Views 66 Downloads
Fourth and fifth graders try their hand at persuasive writing. They listen to well-written persuasive articles so they can get a sense of what good persuasive writing is. Then, they brainstorm topics they'd like to write about and are given an excellent persuasive writing organizer worksheet which is embedded in the plan.
4th - 5th Language Arts 163 Views 338 Downloads
Are your learners working towards their GED? First they study the GED essay rubric, and then they read a sample essay as a group. After studying the basic elements, they write an essay of their own. After peer editing, they revise their writing.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 24 Views 331 Downloads
How to Research and Write an Essay
Research and write a 500-word essay. Pupils research a topic and write an essay based on their research. They use the given directions and examples to help them research, organize, format, and write their essay. There's a short chart included that highlights signs of a good website and signs of a bad website.
10th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 149 Downloads
Tips for Free Response Questions
Read before answering. Write to the points. Follow the questions within the question. These are just some of the useful tips for free response questions that are included in this handout. Whether for a short answer worksheet, document-based question, or research essay, prepare your learners for the many free response questions they are sure to encounter throughout their education!
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Identify the Different Parts of an Opinion Essay
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, will gain an understanding of how these different parts form a cohesive argumentative essay.
6 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 11 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How to Write an Essay
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.
1 min 3rd - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads
Breaking Free From Conformity
Students reflect upon how Transcendentalism focuses on individualism. From their belief that God was within every person to their steadfast belief that every man should make decisions based on personal moral values, individualism was stressed in their lives.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 36 Downloads
Preparation for Writing Assessment
In this essay writing worksheet, 11th graders read information on how to write an essay. Drafting, paragraph structure, persuasive writing, topic sentences, essay planning, and revising, are topics covered in the worksheet. Students answer about thirty questions related to these different areas.
11th Language Arts 23 Views 194 Downloads
Here is a comprehensive stereochemistry exam for advanced chemistry kids. In the 101 problems, there are short answer, multiple choice, and drawing questions. Topics include chiral and achiral molecules, enantiomers and diastereomers, asymmetric carbons, meso compounds, and more!
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
“Tell Me a Story”: Moving from Reading to Writing
Narrative essay writing is the focus of a series of exercises that model for learners how to not only read a narrative, but how to also examine the techniques fiction writers use to create a setting, develop their characters, represent action, and establish a theme.
9th - 10th Language Arts 100 Views 168 Downloads CCSS: Designed