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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 16 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding the Modern Olympic Games
Do you know when and where the first Olympic Games were held? Do you know what each of the five rings in the Olympic symbol represent? Your pupils will learn about the birth and development of the modern Olympic Games, and will conclude by writing brief essays considering the perspective of an Olympic athlete.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 35 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Elaborate on Supporting Details Using an Anecdote
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 another strategy of elaborating on supporting details by incorporating anecdotes.
5 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 8 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 42 Views 148 Downloads
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 17 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Preparation for Writing Assessment
For 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
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 43 Views 80 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 4 Views 8 Downloads
Write a First Draft of an Informational Text
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 drafting process.
5 mins 5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Social Studies: Essay Outline
Here is a resource intended for a social studies class, but great no matter the subject. It's a complete outline for an essay. It includes space to write ideas related to the thesis, supporting details, transition sentences and words, and concluding statements.
7th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 137 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 12 Views 9 Downloads
Wrap it up!
Sometimes the conclusion of an essay can be the most important part. Whether your writers are ending with a proposition, lesson learned, or persuasive argument, teach them how to "end with a bang" with this helpful PowerPoint! This 34-slide presentation includes different examples of concluding sentences in which they must choose the best one.
4th - 7th Language Arts 11 Views 82 Downloads
Writing Diagnostics and Introduction to Literary Terms
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. This will introduce class members to persuasive writing and literary terms.
9th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 93 Downloads
High School Literary Paragraph Development
You can cover literary elements, writing organization, and proofreading skills in this SMART board activity. Using student paragraphs from a previous assignment, the class reviews the best examples of writing. A SMART board activity guides them through the process of literary paragraph organization.
10th Language Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads
Inspiration Lesson Plan: Persuasive Essay
Get inspired! Your class explores how to use Inspiration Software to plan a persuasive essay.They use the computer program to create a concept map on a specific topic. This tool will help them learn how to include facts and well-stated opinions in their map and, consequently, their essays.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 335 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 166 Views 339 Downloads
Organize an Informational Text
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 finally organize their information into a structured outline.
5 mins 5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 27 Views 338 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 20 Views 154 Downloads