Are you having a hard time finding enough sample essays to analyze with your students? This is an expository essay that I wrote while my students wrote on the same prompt (available in my store). We then analyzed this and found the hook, thesis statement, methods of elaboration, etc. and scored it using the STAAR rubric. This makes use of smiley face tricks (from Mary Ellen Ledbetter). IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE PROMPT, A PLANNING GRAPHIC ORGANIZER, AND THE SAMPLE ESSAY, CHECK OUT MY BUNDLE OPTION!