A complete guide to all aspects of writing expository and persuasive essays!
Takes the student step-by-step through the planning and writing together with plenty of sample prompts and activities which allow students to practice skills and techniques.
The emphasis is on the five-paragraph essay (with particular mention of timed tests), but it is stressed throughout that the skills and techniques covered are the basis of good writing at all levels.
This is a handbook, a compendium, a synthesis of all of the best advice I have gathered in 38 years of teaching.
It can be used by teachers, as a stand-alone study guide, or as a basis for classroom instruction.
Included are four planning grids to encourage students to learn the art of effective planning. These have worked very well in my classes.