This bundle features 3 common essay structures centered on the same topic, and an accompanying document used to analyze the 3 essays. Essay 1 is a summary, Essay 2 is an argumentative essay, and Essay 3 is a response to literature essay and all are focused on "Beauty and the Beast." The sample essay bundle can be used in a variety of ways throughout the year, or as one extended lesson.
It's nearly impossible to find sample essays that follow the same structure we teach our students! And if you want to focus on the different types of essays, you can never find multiple essay types on the same topic! This set of 3 essays allows students to focus on the structure and components of specific essay types that mimic expectations for student writing and are centered on a non-print text the majority of students are already familiar with. Each essay is double spaced, allowing students to analyze and mark up the text thoroughly. You can have students analyze them for common elements such as hooks, theses, transitions, counterargument and rebuttal, conclusions, and the use of quotes.
I use them before I teach a specific essay and first have students identify which essay is an example of the given structure. We then read the essay and use the Essay Analysis Tool to get a better understanding of what the essay should include. Then, as students are writing, I refer them back to the sample essay to see specific examples of a given focus component. This bundle is very adaptable to your teaching, as there are multiple ways to use these essays throughout the year to support your Common Core writing instruction.
At the end of every year, my students comment on how much stronger their writing is after my class, and this is a tool I always rely on to support my lessons.
Middle School by C.Evans