Literary Essay (Writing about Reading)

Literary Essay (Writing about Reading)
Literary Essay (Writing about Reading)
Literary Essay (Writing about Reading)
Literary Essay (Writing about Reading)
Literary Essay (Writing about Reading)
Literary Essay (Writing about Reading)
Literary Essay (Writing about Reading)
Literary Essay (Writing about Reading)
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Do your third, fourth or fifth grade students need to write baby literary essays?

Help your grade 3, 4, and 5 students master the skill of writing literary essays with these easy to use modeled example writing, graphic organizers, templates, tasks, sorts, checklists, rubrics, and much more!

These activities are perfect to help your students write about their reading. This set easily aligns with any reading and writing unit and allows for easy scaffolding as modeled writing and organizers are provided for both one paragraph literary essay writing and five paragraph literary essay writing.

Modeled Writing Examples are included for these two popular books:

One paragraph model:

A Chair for My Mother Written by: Vera B. Williams

Five paragraph model:

The Raft Written by: Jim Lamarche

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✓Anchor Charts Included:

  • What is a Literary Essay?
  • Literary Essay Terms
  • Claims and Evidence (2)
  • Citing Evidence
  • Common Types of Literary Essays
  • Literary Essay Structure
  • How to Write a Literary Essay
    Literary Essay Sentence Starters

✓Modeled Writing Organizers and Essay Examples (2)

✓Reading Graphic Organizers and Note Taking Sheets

✓Sticky Note Organizer

✓Independent Reading Task Slips

✓Claims and Evidence SORTS

✓Drafting and Writing Pages

✓Student Checklist

✓Teacher Rubrics (for one and five paragraph essays)

✓Teacher Suggestions and Book List

NOTE: The anchor charts and modeled organizers, templates and writing are also included in PowerPoint format in this product, to help guide instruction and display for students.

Recent feedback on this product:

"The organizers really helped my students plan their writing, and it may it easier for them to organize their "big ideas." The anchor charts are just pretty & clear, and helps students learn the terms related to literary essays."

"Seriously one of the most useful and practical things I’ve ever purchased. Will truly make this concept doable for all kids!"

"Great tool! This has helped my students through the step by step process of organizing their literary essays."

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