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"Me in a Bag"...Scaffolded 5-Paragraph Essay Project

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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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“Me in a Bag” is a fun writing project that helps you and your students get to know more about each other. I have created a template in both Smart Notebook and PowerPoint formats so you can guide your students through the process of creating their own 5-paragraph essays about the items in their Me Bag.

You will receive:

• Smart Notebook version of file with directions, rough draft template, final copy template, and sample essay that I wrote last year.
• PowerPoint version which includes everything listed above
• Word docs of rough draft and final copy…fully editable in case you want to change something
• Word doc of letter home that explains the project

If you enjoy this file, I would love feedback. Did you know that every time you leave feedback, you earn TPT credits which can be redeemed for merchandise?

Also, please visit my store to see my other SMART Board products and follow me to hear updates on new items.

Thanks!
Cathy McGaffin, aka Downeast Teach

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I do this with my students every year and this was very helpful.
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Thanks so much for your feedback. Glad it worked well for you!
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This is a wonderful activity for getting to know your students. I love it and cannot wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!!
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What a great way to introduce 5 Paragraph essays! My students loved sharing the 5 items they brought from home. They did a great job on their writing...thanks so much!
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Thanks so much for your feedback! I'm happy to hear it went well for your students.
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I really love that this project is scaffolded! I have all different levels of writers in my class and the scripted page REALLY helped some of those writers!
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Thank-you so much for the feedback! I too always have a wide range of ability levels, and the structure really helps them be successful with this first writing project.
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On  September 25, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hey there! Do you have a rubric for this assignment? Thanks.
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On  September 26, 2012Downeast Teach answered:
Hello,
Sorry, I do not have a rubric for this assignment. Since it is our first major writing assignment of the year, I really monitor each step of the project, and model expectations. I check each paragraph of their rough draft as they go, and they make any necessary revisions or edits, so that by the time they get to their final copy, it basically guarantees a successful finished product for everyone.

Thanks,
Cathy
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"Me in a Bag"...Scaffolded 5-Paragraph Essay Project
"Me in a Bag"...Scaffolded 5-Paragraph Essay Project
"Me in a Bag"...Scaffolded 5-Paragraph Essay Project
"Me in a Bag"...Scaffolded 5-Paragraph Essay Project