3 Wishes 5 Paragraph Essay using Writing Process

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7th - 10th
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  1. Complete bundle of activities for use with the story “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.” Includes reading and critical thinking questions, graphic organizers, a movie vs. book comparison, vocabulary activity, a personal writing project on the value of things, and a set of culminating activities with Task
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This assignment walks students through the writing process in writing a 5 Paragraph Essay about three wishes they would like. They will brainstorm, narrow their topic, write a thesis, write their rough draft, make corrections, and make a final draft using the highly structured format of the 5 Paragraph Essay.

I find that many students would rather skip steps of the writing process. While they can still kind of do so, this activity does push them to try the steps. For example, they are to think of two good topic choices and brainstorm support for each one before moving on to their thesis. Also, in the revising section, they are required to mark the changes they have made for credit.

Steps in this Activity:
Narrowing the topic choices
Topic selection and Thesis
Supporting Your Thesis or Position
Choosing the Organization
Writing: includes instructions on step-by-step process of the draft
Final Draft
Point values included for each step.

The product is a single file PDF.

This item works well with The 5 Paragraph Essay Model. The model provides a fill-in-the-blank model for practicing a rigidly structured essay. Works well as a rough draft for the 3 Wishes 5 Paragraph Essay. Sold Separately.

Want additional support for writing a five paragraph essay? Check out the Scaffolding Support for Five Paragraph Essays resource for several printables, models, and guides to help students of all levels!

This product relates to and is included in the following items:
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp Activities Bundle Study the original story about wishes. This Activity Bundle includes Reading and critical thinking questions, graphic organizers, a set of culminating projects (with Task Cards), vocabulary, a Movie vs. Book comparison, and more! (Bundle items also sold separately.)

The Monkey's Paw Activity Bundle: a horror story about wishes gone wrong. This Activity Bundle includes Reading and critical thinking questions, graphic organizers, personal and literary essays, vocabulary, a Movie vs. Book comparison, and more! (Bundle items also sold separately.)

Three Wishes Unit: Aladdin and The Monkey's Paw, PDF: This Unit includes both the complete bundles for Aladdin and the Magic Lamp and The Monkey’s Paw. It also includes a Teacher’s Guide for the stories, short answer tests, and a capstone comparison of the use and outcome of wishes in the stories. Lots of activities to choose from to continue the topic of 3 Wishes!

Also part of the Halloween ELA Activity Bundle. Big bundle of Halloween stories and resources at big savings.


More Writing Support and Activities:
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Literary Essay Writing for Any Text, Differentiate for Writers of All Levels
Song Lyric Literary Analysis
KWL Research Project, Works with Any Text

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