Essay writing can be a daunting experience for our middle and high school students. This series of Power Point lessons provides them with clear and specific guidelines for creating convincing and well-organized persuasive essays. The series, which was co-developed by team teachers Rae Galeazzi and Amy Riebli, includes "Paragraph to Essays," "Let Me Introduce You to My Claim - Writing Introductions," "Developing Your Argument" (which focuses on paragraphs but is applicable to essays), "Elaboration," "Conclusions - How Do I Wrap This Up?" (which includes a worksheet), and "Revision and Editing" (which includes rubrics and a worksheet). They have been an effective tool in helping our students gain confidence and competence in their essay writing skills.