Personal Essay Unit Plan and Handouts

Personal Essay Unit Plan and Handouts
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This product includes the following lessons on writing a personal essay:

1) Differences and similarities between narrative and expository writing
2) Generating Ideas – annotate personal narratives & mentor text
3) Generate ideas- Observations: Objects and People
4) Writing ideas that are original, provocative, interesting, and insightful
5) Elaborating Thinking
6) Selecting One Idea
7) Thesis - Making a Claim
8) Structure Essay: List with repeated stem (journey through essay)
9) Structure Essay: Boxes and Bullets
10) Drafting and Revising
11) Transitions
12) Introductions and Conclusions
13) Grammar - commas
14) Publishing

This product also includes:
1) An overview of the unit and mentor texts that go along with it
2) An "organizing my essay" graphic organizer
3) An example of a personal essay to share with students as an example
4) A personal essay checklist
5) Two personal essay rubrics (you can choose the one you like best)
6) A "rad raves" page students can use when they celebrate and publish their writing. I have students write comments on this sheet as they read their classmates' work.

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