Teaching explanatory writing has never been easier! This "Best Friend" themed guided essay approach helps many struggling writers get past writer's block quickly. The guided essay approach eliminates the question: “What do I write next?” This style of teaching makes expository essay writing easier for students and teachers because it is straight forward and simple to follow. With every essay students complete, they become more confident writers, leaving you with more time to conference one-on-one during Writers Workshop. This product is easily adapted for writers in Grades 3-5.
This product includes the following:
Notes For the Teacher
Explanatory Reference Packet
Blank Guided Essay Format pages
4-Paragraph Expository Essay Graphic Organizer
5-Paragraph Expository Essay Graphic Organizer
Blank Final Draft Essay pages
"Friend" Acrostic Poem
CCSS aligned Rubrics for Grades 3-5
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