Basic Essay Format is the first in a series of essays that can be used in relation to literature, student read texts or in response to a teacher generated prompt. Essays that follow in sequence are the Book Summary, Book Evaluation, Compare and Contrast, Author's Theme Project and How to Write a Res
The Book Summary essay builds on the basic essay format and is the second essay in a series. The focus is on summarizing text and then providing citations that support one's thesis. It is adaptable to any type of content area text.
The Thinking, Planning, Writing Preparation Sheet and Organizer is designed so middle and high school students can create a basic three paragraph essay or lab report in any content area. The directions and graphic organizer ask the student to rewrite the question, brainstorm what they know about a p
The Literature Circle Rubric is a peer-scored worksheet used for independent reading assignments in place of a traditional test or essay. Used by small groups, it requires students to retell convincingly was what read to classmates, who then provide a brief rationale for the score they award. The ru
The Book Evaluation Essay is the third essay in a sequence that allows teachers to build
writing sophistication. The essay draws attention to the craft of writing fiction by introducing "Standards to Evaluate Fiction" from William Appel's, THE TRUTH ABOUT FICTION (WRITING), an added bonus since stud