Expository Writing: The Five Paragraph Essay Lesson Plan 1 (of 2)
Students identify the structure of a five paragraph essay. They use organizational strategies such as graphic organizers for writing. In addition, they read and analyze writing using highlighters.
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Writing a Well-Structured Paragraph
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7th - 9th English Language Arts
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Help your middle or high school class generate ideas for writing through class discussions. Next, explore organizational strategies to facilitate planning which help learners create a coherent essay complete with introduction, main...
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