This 35 slide Power Point presentation demonstrates the steps involved in writing an essay. It walks students through the process of choosing a topic, planning info to include, writing an introduction, writing supporting paragraphs, and writing a concluding paragraph. Reducing energy costs is the topic used for this example. Proofreading and editing are demonstrated before final copy is written. I believe this is useful for students in grades 5 through 9. Common core Standards are shown for grade 5.