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Personal Essays / Opinion Writing 4th Grade
This Personal Essays / Opinion unit contains one page summaries of Lucy Calkins lessons. Lessons are in Writer's Workshop format. We added many additional resources! Exemplar texts and essays are included as well as additional mini-lesson ideas. These are aligned with Common Core Standards and
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College Application Essay - Personal Essay Editable Tutorial
College Application Common Application Essay Tutorial This editable tutorial covers writing a personal (narrative) essay that can be used for a college application essay and the Common Application Essay, or just for teaching students to write narrative non-fiction essays. This IS included in my meg
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Personal Essay Unit Bundle
This product is a great teacher resource for teaching the personal essay unit. The 32 pages include the following: -a step by step daily sample unit plan on how to teach the unit -student handouts for the unit -two rubrics -many pictures that demonstrate step by step teaching tips -a revision check
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Personal Essays / Opinion Writing 3rd Grade
This Personal Essays / Opinion unit contains one page summaries of Lucy Calkins lessons. Lessons are in Writer's Workshop format. We embedded many additional resources as well as several mini-lesson ideas! Exemplar texts and essays are included. These are aligned with Common Core Standards an
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Personal Essay Writing Unit in Spanish ( No Prep / Common Core Aligned )
This unit offers a step-by-step approach for teaching your students to write personal essays in Spanish. Entirely written in Spanish, this unit is ideal for the dual-language or Spanish only classroom. ***Este producto es completamente escrito en español**** ¿Qué esta incluido en este documento/
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Personal Essays / Opinion Writing 5th Grade
This Personal Essays / Opinion unit contains one page summaries of Lucy Calkins lessons. Lessons are in Writer's Workshop format. We also added many additional resources!! Exemplar texts and essays are included as well as additional mini-lesson ideas. These are aligned with Common Core Standar
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All About Writing Personal Essays
This 16 page packet is the ultimate tool for teachers to teach their students to write high quality personal essays. Each page can be used to teach a separate lesson and they can be used as tools for students to further their learning and as a resource when writing independently. This packet has e
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Personal Essay Unit Plan and Handouts
This product includes the following lessons on writing a personal essay: 1) Differences and similarities between narrative and expository writing 2) Generating Ideas – annotate personal narratives & mentor text 3) Generate ideas- Observations: Objects and People 4) Writing ideas that are orig
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Personal Essay Brainstorming
This one-page document helps students brainstorm ideas for a personal essay. Aligns with Columbia Writing/ Lucy Calkins "Breathing Life Into Essays" Unit. Could be suitable for classwork or homework.
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Personal Essay Writing Unit - Excellent Results!!
This is a packet of worksheets designed to help elementary students write their very first 5 paragraph personal essay in a step-by-step fashion. It strictly follows the writing process and teaches students about organizational methods like mind mapping, the hamburger, and outlining. They will also
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6 TC Minilessons - Personal Essay Writing Unit
This is a set of 6 TC (Teacher's College) minilessons for the Writing Personal Essays unit of study. Each lesson plan is written in workshop model format (Teaching Point, Connect, Demonstration, Teach, Active Engagement, Link, Share) Each lesson contains 2 Active Engagements (Turn and Talks) - GRE
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Personal Essay Writing Unit Smartboard
This Smartboard writing unit takes students through a step by step process to help them successfully write a personal essay. Here are the steps students are taken through: 1) Students begin by brainstorming themes and issues in their life 2) Students fill out a people/issues/moments chart 3) Stud
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Personal Essay Writing Prompts
22 interesting and reflective writing prompts for students, displayed in an aesthetically pleasing manner in two ways: all on an A4 sheet for convenience or individually as high-quality images with abstract textural backgrounds! Each prompt is completely different, giving a unique feel and eliciting

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Personal Essay Mentor Text & Mini-Lesson Handouts
This is my mentor text I created for personal essays. I wrote a sample about "Baking is the best hobby to have" and created accompanying mini-lessons based around the demo text. The mini-lessons include handouts on 'Adding Micro-Moments,' 'Adding Outside Support,' and 'Writing Introductions and Co
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Houghton Mifflin Reading, Grade 4, Writing: Personal Essay Common Core Standards
The Houghton Mifflin Reading, Grade 4, Reading-Writing Workshop Personal Essay Common Core Standards resource is a teacher resource that supports both the Houghton Mifflin Reading and Houghton Mifflin Medallions English Language Arts adoptions and is aligned to the Common Core Standards. The resour
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Personal Essay Writing Unit Lesson Plans Bundle Writer's Workshop
-15 excellent lesson plans based on Lucy Calkin's Writer's Workshop, Units of Study Book 3 and Guiding Reader's and Writer's by Fountas and Pinnell -students will produce top notch personal essays from start to finish -standard based lessons -a personal essay rubric, a list of personal essay feature
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FSA Writing: Civil Rights Most Influential Person Essay
The FSA writing requirement is exhausting and challenging for students and teachers alike. I have created a way to help students become more comfortable with the demands. Students will receive a passage a week assigned as homework. Each night they will add a portion to their graphic organizer and by
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Personal Essay Bundle
This bundle includes everything you need to teach the mode of personal essay. This lesson asks students to think of a pivotal moment in their lives in which they felt as though they truly changed after that event. Then, students will choose a quote that helps them analyze in the essay how that cha
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Personal Essay (Mock) Assignment Desk Student Writing Activity
It's time to assign personal essays. Help students to understand how writers sometimes claim (or submit) writing assignments based on an editor's criteria. This writing assignment sets up the assignment perimeters, the scoring rubric, and provides 12 writing assignments from which students can choos
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CATCHER IN THE RYE  PERSONAL ESSAY
Students read a passage from Catcher in the Rye and list five arguments to support their view. Next they write an essay. Good activity to relate to students view and background.
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Narrative Famous Person Essay
I have designed a narrative" famous person visits our school" essay for powerpoint users. I have included a narrative planning frame, and transitions to use for narrative writing paragraphs.
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Writing a Personal Essay (Enhanced eBook)
The activities in this book will take the student through the step-by-step process of writing a personal essay - from choosing a topic to presenting a finished essay. A Teacher's Guide is included for most lessons and a Student Tip Sheet and a Sample Topics List will help make writing an essay a bre
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Personal Essay Writing Checklist
This checklist will help students self assess their work in progress, or work they are ready to turn in when writing a personal essay.
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Narrative or Personal Essay Guidelines
This 3 page document helps students write a personal or narrative essay. There are tips on choosing a topic, writing a thesis and organizing information.
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Personal Essay Jungian Criticism - Fifth Business or Hamlet
This assignment works with any novel that is inspired by Jungian psychology. I used it with grade 12's while reading Fifth Business. It would work extremely well in conjunction with Hamlet.
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Personal Essay Template
A great template for 7th-12th graders who are writing a personal essay. Complete the template and then transfer to paper.
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PERSONAL ESSAY: DEFINING AN AMERICAN
Simple, straightforward guidelines for a personal essay on the topic "What Does it Mean to be American?" This essay can be used as the starting point for a high school American Literature course or middle school students who are embarking on an American literature unit. It can also be used in a high
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Writing a Personal Essay
The activities in this book will take the student through the step-by-step process of writing a personal essay - from choosing a topic to presenting a finished essay. A Teacher's Guide is included for most lessons and a Student Tip Sheet and a Sample Topics List will help make writing an essay a br
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The Art of the Personal Essay: Lesson Plans
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Question
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Personal Essay Hook Powerpoint Presentation
A presentation about creating a good hook/introduction in a personal essay. Goes over several writing techniques that students can use along with a note-taking graphic organizer that can be printed out for brainstorm writing.
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Personal Essay Pre and Post Assessment
Use this at the start of a Personal Essay Unit as a pre assessment and also at the end of the unit as a post assessment.Show the growth of your students!
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Houghton Mifflin Reading Grade 5 Writing: Personal Essay Common Core Standards
The Houghton Mifflin Reading, Grade 5, Reading-Writing Workshop: Personal Essay Common Core Standards resource is a teacher resource that supports both the Houghton Mifflin Reading and Houghton Mifflin Medallions English Language Arts adoptions and is aligned to the Common Core Standards. The resou
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Classroom Management: Peaceful Person Essay
Tinsel the character of the children in your class by having them become more aware of their actions with the peaceable person document.
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Designing a Philosophy of Life (Personal Essay Writing Assignment)
Using the guidelines laid out here, students will be inspired to write their own personal essay that explores their personal philosophy of life. The idea is that a person will live a better more useful life if they understand why they are here and what they want to do; this personal essay task is de
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Personalities Essay Test with Rubric
1 of 3 possible assessments I use for the chapter on Personalities, this essay allows students to choose 5 of the listed personality theories studied in this chapter and connect them to their personality. The first page is an explanation of the 120 point assignment and the second page is a detaile
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Writing a Personal Essay
The activities in this book will take the student through the step-by-step process of writing a personal essay - from choosing a topic to presenting a finished essay. A Teacher's Guide is included for most lessons and a Student Tip Sheet and a Sample Topics List will help make writing an essay a br
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College Composition: Personal Essay
This document includes THREE separate writing prompts for the personal essay that is part of my college composition course. I typically offer all three options, but you could also choose one or two. It includes a prompt, guidelines for the assignment, and a focused rubric. Two of the essay prompts a
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Personal Essay
In this lesson, students read the essay Home Girl by April Sinclair from the book Breakfast on Mars (ed. Stern, R & Wolfe, B, Roaring Book Press: New York, 2013) that answers the question What makes your family unique? The reader must infer the answer. Students then write about their own familie
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Personal Essay: List of Features and Model Essay
An excellent model and example of a personal essay with a list of features that students can check off while reading it.
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How to write a personal essay
Basic power-point on how to write a personal essay in the 5 paragraph style and includes tips on avoiding common mistakes.
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Personal Essay - The "Other"
Students write a 3 paragraph personal essay about a time they have felt like the 'other'. Can be used in any multicultural unit. Rubric included. Editable. Note: Thumbnail image distorts document formatting.
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Personal Essay
Use this writing assignment as an early in the year diagnostic assessment, or as your first major writing assignment. I use it in a college level (general) course to assess writing proficiency in grade 12 students. It's also handy to refer back to their essays later in the year when they're not stic
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Houghton Mifflin Reading Gr 6 Writing: Personal Essay Common Core Standards
The Houghton Mifflin Reading, Grade 6, Reading-Writing Workshop: Personal Essay Common Core Standards resource is a teacher resource that supports both the Houghton Mifflin Reading and Houghton Mifflin Medallions English Language Arts adoptions and is aligned to the Common Core Standards. The resou
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My Favorite Person Essay Graphic organizer
This graphic organizer guides students through writing a three paragraph essay. Each paragraph offers lead in sentences/ideas to write. My students found this very helpful.
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Personal Essay Scoring Rubric
This rubric is perfect for students to self assess their work and set new writing goals or for teachers to assess student work during the writing process. Individualized learning goals can be set using the data on the rubric.
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AP Government - Presidential Personality Essay Assignment
I use this assignment (a short paper/essay) to go along with the teaching of the Executive Branch in AP Government. Students pick a modern President - usually from Eisenhower to present and explain how his personality affected the decisions he made as President. There is a small section of the Wil
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Personal Essay Graphic Organizer
Use this graphic organizer to help plan for personal essays. Students add their thesis statement to the top. Their three topic sentences in the next boxes and then bullet point mini stories that will help support their topic sentences.
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Personal Essay Rubric
This is an evaluation criteria rubric that I use when correcting the personal essays my students write.
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All About Writing Personal Essays
This is PART of a 16 page packet that is the ultimate tool for teachers to teach their students to write high quality personal essays. The full packet is in my store. Each page can be used to teach a separate lesson and they can be used as tools for students to further their learning and as a resou
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Personal Essay Format
I have made this for my third graders to use as they work on personal essays. A personal essay involves students expressing an opinion about a big idea (i.e. always tell the truth) and then giving two examples to illustrate this. I was having difficulty explaining how to write the different paragrap
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Student Reflection on Personal Essays (before grading)
I started using this form about 7 years ago and now I cannot grade an essay without it. Make a copy of this handout and give it to students. BEFORE they turn in a FINAL DRAFT essay they must complete all steps. For a teacher, it is a great way to find the most important elements of an essay quickly.
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7 TC Minilessons TC Writing Workshop - Personal Essay
7 TC Minilessons Writing Workshop - Personal Essay Lesson Plans are in Teacher's College Workshop Model Format (Teaching Point, Connect, Teach, Active Engagement, Link, Share) ALL lessons contain 2 active engagements, great for an ESL class!
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