This powerpoint is a unit of study based off the 2015 ELA State Exam. I organized four lessons following the writing process using two articles from the actual state exam. I copied the rubric onto a slide as well as giving each student a copy to review and follow through the unit. I focused on explaining what exactly is an essay and identifying the type of essay that we would be writing. I made copies of the passages (which can be found online) and I followed the writing process. The students planned using a graphic organizer (there are several organizers online), drafted on loose leaf paper, revised, edited, and finally published. I included a final copy of a 4 point essay so that the students could see what their essays should more or less look like. I suggest before the lesson to share with them a mentor essay so that they can have a better understanding of a 5 paragraph essay. All in all, this was a great PPT that really gave my 4th graders a better understanding of what they needed to do in order to pass the state exams. I must say they did much better than the year before so this was definitely effective!