This is a great "How to Guide" for writing essays! I distribute this every year to all my classes (9-12) and review the information in detail at the beginning of year and then briefly before each paper is due. It reminds all my students of what is expect of them.
The guide includes examples and explanations for each aspect of an essay including:
- Thesis Statement
- Topic Sentence
- Imbedding and Using Textual Support/ Citation (with a GREAT list of active verbs to replace "say/ said")
- Discussion of Textual Support