This product is essentially a step-by-step guide for teaching students the basics of writing and formatting an essay. It was designed for students who had very little prior knowledge but was also quite helpful for more advanced students as a review.
It is based around the students choosing a Greek Mythological figure to research.
Day 1: Researching/Documenting Sources
Day 2: Creating a Works Cited Page
Day 3: Writing a Thesis Statement
Day 4: Writing an Introduction
Day 5: Quoting & Citing
Day 6: Paraphrasing & Constructing Body Paragraph(s)
Day 7: Writing a Conclusion
Day 8: Peer Review
Day 9: MLA Format (Header, Page #s)
Day 10: Final Draft Turn in
Some days can easily be combined in this guide as each lesson does not have to take a full class period. This product contains a visually-appealing PowerPoint with daily instructions and notes.
The product also includes handouts for the following: Essay Description & Requirements, List of Greek Figures, Works Cited, Source Documentation, & a detailed Rubric.
Personally, it has been immensely helpful in my classroom for setting the foundation for essay writing & citing!
EVERYTHING INCLUDED MAY BE EASILY EDITED.