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This persuasive/opinion essay provides an important topic - philanthropy - and gives students the tools they need to work independently and successfully.
"Great news. You have been given $100,000.00. Yay! But you must act as a philanthropist – someone who spends money to help others. How would you spend the money? Here’s the catch. (There’s always a catch.) You can support only one $100,000.00 cause. Bummer. How will you decide what to do? Tough decision. Maybe this essay will help."
The scaffolded guide includes:
"What is a Persuasive Essay?" anchor chart
"Supporting the Thesis With Evidence" anchor chart
Philanthropy clearly defined
Personal essay clearly defined
Brainstorming essay ideas with examples
A bibliography with specific examples
Writing a thesis statement and providing three supporting reasons
How to write an introductory paragraph
How to write supporting paragraphs, good transition words
How to write a conclusion, good transition words
A writer's checklist
Publishing the essay
A cover sheet
Scaffolding information is the sequencing of content, materials, and tasks. Simply move through the materials, with students, bit-by-bit as time allows.
This guide easily allows for differentiation.
A way to quickly improve student writing is "Writing Anchor Charts And Student Writing Resources."
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