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Intro to Essay Writing for High Schoolers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Book Report Writing Template

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Assist your class members with organization and content as they prepare to write book reports. They can use the template to prepare and draft the work. The template prompts pupils to include an introduction, information about the book, a...
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Personal Letter Writing Template

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Guide your pupils through writing a letter. This page will help them organize their work and ensure that they include all the elements of a letter. Boxes are provided for the date, greeting, message, and closing.
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Opinion Statement Writing Template

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In argumentative or persuasive writing, a writer's opinions must be backed up by reasons and evidence. This graphic organizer provides a space for pupils to write in an opinion, three reasons with support, and a conclusion.
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Preparation for Writing Assessment

For Teachers 11th
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...
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Visible Speech: A Short Course in the Fundamentals of Writing

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
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...
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Basic Guide to Writing an Essay

For Teachers 8th - 10th
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...
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Essay Writing Tips for APUSH

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Did you know that most DBQ essay responses are longer than the standard essay? Give your AP US history students the tips and tools they'll need to succeed when writing their essays for the AP exam. This handout includes valuable dos and...
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Informative Essay Writing

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
High schoolers start by drawing Mr. Essay Man, who is supposed to illustrate the different parts of an essay. After discussing what each component should contain, writers start their essay, guided by the teacher and class discussion....
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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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Understanding the Modern Olympic Games

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
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...
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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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Autobiographical or Personal Narrative Writing Template

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Help your pupils structure personal narratives. The graphic organizer includes space to jot down a quick introduction, the experience, the significance of the experience, a brief beginning, middle, and end, and a concluding sentence or...
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The Essay

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers understand the structure and types of essays. In this essay writing lesson, students create a graphic organizer to gather ideas for their writing. High schoolers develop the point of their essay and write a thesis...
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Essay Writing

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
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...
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The 5 Paragraph "Persuasive" Essay

For Teachers 4th - 6th
If you're not a fan of the animated noises, simply turn your speakers off before this PowerPoint. Located here is a very simple introduction to writing a five-paragraph essay, and very little information details how to write a persuasive...
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Essay Writing

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Walk your class through the parts of a five-paragraph essay by reviewing these slides. A basic outline is given along with explanations of various parts such as the thesis, body paragraphs, and conclusion. This brief presentation would...
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Voice, Audience, Purpose Worksheet

For Students 8th - 9th
In this essay writing instructional activity, students complete six short answer questions related to the audience, purpose, voice, theme, and the thesis of their essay.
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Logical Sequencing in a Essay

For Students 8th - 9th
In this essay writing worksheet, students place 6 sentences that are located below a written piece entitled, "Sea Race," into the text. They place the sentences so that text is logical. They determine that there is one extra sentence.
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Writing: Planning Your Writing Worksheet 1 Template

For Students 4th - 6th
In this writing template worksheet, learners fill in needed information next to each bullet to plan out a writing assignment answering the why, who and what questions first.
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Writing Worksheet

For Students 1st - 8th
In this writing template worksheet, students write a rough and final draft of their paragraphs on the lines provided. No writing prompt is given. Grading rubric is present on final draft template.
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How to Research and Write an Essay

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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...
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Persuasive Writing Organizer

For Students 5th - 6th
Good persuasive writing requires strong opinions backed up by convincing facts. The structure of this graphic organizer reinforces the organizational structure of persuasive writing by asking young writers to list convincing facts and...
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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.