This is one of my favorite tools I have created as a writing teacher. If you are like me, you have struggled to teach essay writing in a way that gets students to standard. Perhaps your essay assignments have turned into book reports, stories, or nonsensical meanderings. These were the issues that I was facing until I broke the standard five-paragraph essay down into the steps laid out in this essay teaching tool and graphic organizer.
Included you will find:
*A PDF and Word file (in case you would like to customize and make adjustments.)
*A step-by-step essay teaching tool
*A rough draft graphic organizer
*A "transition words" guide
*An excellent differentiation tool for students who are IEP eligible and/or have lower-than-average writing skill sets.
*A great tool for preparing students for state writing standardized tests