Informational Essay Unit: Student-Selected Groundbreaker

Informational Essay Unit: Student-Selected Groundbreaker
Informational Essay Unit: Student-Selected Groundbreaker
Informational Essay Unit: Student-Selected Groundbreaker
Informational Essay Unit: Student-Selected Groundbreaker
Informational Essay Unit: Student-Selected Groundbreaker
Informational Essay Unit: Student-Selected Groundbreaker
Informational Essay Unit: Student-Selected Groundbreaker
Informational Essay Unit: Student-Selected Groundbreaker
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This informational writing unit has been used in a co-taught setting in a 7th Grade Language Arts classroom. It was created to replace an informational essay in the curriculum that lacked the ability for students to have any choice in their writing, and even with (or especially with) struggling writers, there needs to be an element of choice if they are to have any level of confidence in their writing. This essay topic allows students the space to pick an area of interest and select a groundbreaker who has had a major impact upon a field. Students selected groundbreakers across a wide variety of fields, and their choices ranged from Martin Luther King Jr. to Cardi B to Steve Jobs.

This product includes a 73-slide PDF with resources to help you and students through each step of a structured essay-writing process that still allows for student choice. I also linked my entire Google Drive folder with all of these resources (presentations, documents for whole-class instruction, handouts for students, screencast think-alouds of me writing each part of the essay, copy/paste-able comments for efficient but effective feedback for students, and much more!) for easy copying to your Drive.

The Drive folder and PDF have the following sections:
1. What is a Groundbreaker?
2. Selecting a Topic
3. Finding Credible Sources
4. Taking Notes on Sources
5. Citing Sources
6. Outlining the Essay
7. Writing the Introdution
8. Writing the Body
9. Writing the Conclusion
10. Editing/Proofreading
11. Assessing
Total Pages
73 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 month
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