I use this essay assignment with my seniors, but could be used from 8th grade on. It begins with reading a piece called "Who Do You Think You Are" (which is included). Then walks the students through three pre-writing steps to help with self-discovery. It includes all pre-writing materials, an outline to construct the essay, a peer evaluation form and a grading rubric as well as a full lesson plan. This is based off of a five day, one hour and thirty minute class duration.
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