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Christmas is a time for sharing. This scaffolded essay, about the importance of philanthropy, is perfect for the holidays. 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.
"Imagine you have been given $50,000.00 and you are to act as a philanthropist – someone who spends their money to help others. (Kind of like a “Santa.”) How would you choose to spend your money? Here's the catch. (There’s always a catch.) You can support only one $50,000.00 cause. Bummer. How will you decide what to do? Tough decision. Maybe writing an essay will help."
This item includes:
"What is a Personal Essay?" anchor chart
A "Supporting The Thesis With Evidence" anchor chart
Brainstorming essay ideas
Embracing one idea and providing specific reasons
Citing sources IF the topic is researched
A personal persuasive essay guide including topic and title
An introductory paragraph, thesis statement
Three supporting paragraphs, reasons, examples of good transition words
A conclusion or summary paragraph, examples of good transition words
A writer's checklist
Specific directions for writing a final draft essay
A cover sheet with title, illustration directions, and author
This item is aligned easily allows for differentiation and encourages students to think critically about a very important topic!
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