With this single handout, my students' writing has improved TREMENDOUSLY. Not only does this guide help them to form a first draft, but the highlighting activity promotes meaningful revision.
I have included two sets of this guide. One set uses the word "thesis" and the other one uses the word "claim."
This is a great way to help students use evidence to support common core writing.
The writing guide prompts students to use transitions and embed quotations.
Common Core writing