ESSAY on the THEME OF A STORY: Two Templates - Basic and Advanced

ESSAY on the THEME OF A STORY: Two Templates - Basic and Advanced
ESSAY on the THEME OF A STORY: Two Templates - Basic and Advanced
ESSAY on the THEME OF A STORY: Two Templates - Basic and Advanced
ESSAY on the THEME OF A STORY: Two Templates - Basic and Advanced
ESSAY on the THEME OF A STORY: Two Templates - Basic and Advanced
ESSAY on the THEME OF A STORY: Two Templates - Basic and Advanced
ESSAY on the THEME OF A STORY: Two Templates - Basic and Advanced
ESSAY on the THEME OF A STORY: Two Templates - Basic and Advanced
Common Core Standards
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This file is aimed at teaching students through modeling, to write about the theme of a story or novel. It uses templates that supply ideas for starting sentences, and instructions for each paragraph that give students guidance for organizing their ideas.

There are two templates here: a basic matrix for writing an essay about the theme of a piece of literature, and a more advanced version that extends the essay somewhat.

The basic template is two pages, and produces a four paragraph essay.

The advanced template is three pages, and produces a five paragraph essay.

Supporting the above are three pages of graphic organizers and a poster with common transitional words and phrases.

These mesh well with 6 + 1 traits: Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, and Sentence Fluency.

I include two pages of teacher ideas for discussing theme with the students, and I've added a student checklist handout for writing improvements and conventions.

I've had great success with both these templates.

There is also a word search for early finishers.

Aligns with CCSS Writing (W) 2a, b, c, d, e, f, 4, 5, & 9

RL 1, 2

I include my Common Core Standards two page ELA, W check list at the end of this file.
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