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5 Paragraph Essay 6-10: Prewrite, Draft, Edit, Samples, Rubric, Info CCSS

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  1. 6 cross-curricular writing products. Useful for any teachers who require informational writing to use for Common Core writing and for reference all year. Help students improve their writing skills and increase comprehension/retention. Step-by-step instructions, organizers, one-page summaries of t
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Help students achieve success in writing a five paragraph expository informational essay for any subject. Intro-body-conclusion format. Step-by-step packet includes:

--choice of formal outline or graphic organizer for prewriting

--each prewriting guide has a model that has been filled in as an example and a blank for students to fill in, using the model. ELA and History topics applicable to all subjects.

--choice of three editing/assessment tools for self, peer, or teacher use

--sample essay

--teacher tips

--list of CCS Standards for informative/explanatory writing. Visually appealing format for grades 6-9, all subjects. May be appropriate for lower or upper grades, depending on the level of your students. See the Preview!

Both prewriting organizers have instructions and examples, plus blank organizers for students to fill in. The the outline organizer features examples keyed to the Sample Essay (historical topic) for a clear model demonstrating how the organizer is used to write the draft. The graphic organizer features examples for a less formal topic, A Favorite Actor I Would Like to Meet. See the thumbnail.

The sample essay features margin annotations labeling the parts, clearly showing how they correspond to the outline organizer. The guidance provided by the outline and sample encourages student success with their own topic. Students are then able to create a prewriting outline or other type of organizer more independently for the next essay assignment on a different topic with instructional references back to this assignment.

One editing/assessment tool is a detailed checklist (note: also sold separately) and the other is a 4-point Rubric. Both can be used by students or peers for revising and editing, or by the teacher for evaluation. They are organized according to six characteristics of effective writing. The goal is better quality essays for improved student writing and for you to grade! In addition, there is a brief half-page quick peer editing form. Teacher tips are included.

Aligned with Common Core Standard 2a-f for writing informative/explanatory texts. Skills include organization; writing an introduction (including a thesis), body, and conclusion; developing the topic with details; using transitions; and more.

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