I use this resource as a very early writing lesson with sophomore students to review the writing skills they have been taught and practicing since middle school. That being said, it’s fair to say this resource would be fine for middle school grades as well! It presents 4 basic steps to organizing writing that is coherent, clear, unified, complete, and orderly. It guides them from topic sentences and paragraphs to thesis statements and essays. It ends with a practice activity where they write their own thesis statement.
PPT includes detailed examples with explanations and breakdowns of methods and strategies; total of 16 slides.
Worksheet is included.