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 resource when writing independently.
The full packet has everything from how how to write thesis statements, picking and supporting the three reasons, structuring the essay, writing introduction and conclusion, and even some mentor essays.
This packet has changed dramatically changed my teaching of personal essays by making my lessons more dynamic and stronger. It has also greatly increased the level of student work because they are able to have al the resources that they need at hand and become independent. I hope you find this packet as useful as I have!