I have used my 20 plus years of teaching writing to design a writing guide with everything the students need to write an effective essay. This powerpoint includes hooks, introductions, transitions, text evidence, sentence starters, focus and organization, vocabulary, dialogue, conclusions, conventions and sample essays. If you are new to teaching writing this will be a valuable resource to you and your students. This powerpoint also contains a website to Fourth grade writing prompts and passages. The website is : www.readWorks.org ...Just register for a free account on their website! Then on the top blue bar click on "passages". Then where it says "keyword" in green put in "Walking Tall" and "The Struggle for equality" Those are the first two passages for the equality essay.
For the Opinion essay I just put in video games under the keyword for the passages on video games. One passage is "Go Outside and Play" and the other is "Playing with your Health".