This product is a compilation of four essay assignments (5 paragraph format) with an individualized rubric for each. The essays include descriptive, compare/contrast, cause/effect, and persuasive topics. I sell these assignments separately for $2 each, so buying this bundle will save you 25% and you will be all set for a semester’s worth of essay assignments.
Students love the rubric that goes along with each of these assignments because it tells them exactly what they need to do to improve their essay before they write the next draft, and the format makes it very easy for them to understand. Teachers love the essay format because it takes the students through the process of writing a first draft in a step by step fashion, choosing a topic, brainstorming, outlining, and then finally creating a first draft. The rubics are easy to use for fast and effective feedback. This essay is somewhat formulaic, but I have found that students who struggle with organization of ideas respond very well to this teaching method. Each essay includes two prompt choices for students and space for you to add your own prompt. The rubric is tailored to reflect the content of the essay topic, so there is a different rubric for each essay. There is also space in the rubric designated for you to add items of your own that you would like to emphasize in the assignment, and there are spaces to write in points if you want to assign points to each category.
I think you will enjoy using these assignments with students since they have worked very well for me over the years. Enjoy!
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