This is a handout/poster for students to use when comparing the four main types of writing (persuasive, response to literature, summary and narrative). It tells what the purpose of each type of writing is. It also outlines for students what would be in the first paragraph, body paragraphs and closing paragraphs. It is meant to be a guide for students so they can understand the key elements they need to include in each type of writing. It is very helpful when 7th grade students are preparing for the California State writing assessment.