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This is a complete writing unit in one easy-to-use scaffolded guide. Scaffolding information is the sequencing of content, materials, and tasks. All terms are defined within the guide. Simply move through the materials, with students, bit-by-bit as time allows.
The guide includes:
An anchor chart
An optional cover for student materials with a quote for analysis, discussion, and debate
A comprehensive definition of a literary essay
A lengthy list of potential literary essay topics (No more "I don't know what to write about...?")
A table for brainstorming essay topics and text evidence
A five paragraph template including an introduction defined, a body defined, and a conclusion defined
Good transition words for each paragraph
A writer's checklist
Directions for publishing the essay
Text evidence bookmarks
A template for writing and illustrating a cover page
This item encourages critical thinking and easily allows for differentiation.
You might also like Writer's Workshop Choice Cards. (Tasks. Not prompts.) Perfect for early finishers.
A way to quickly improve student writing is "Writing Anchor Charts And Student Writing Resources."
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