This 7-page step-by-step plan will have your students nailing the TAKS Essay. Included are the 4 elements that students should include in their essays, and have been tested on URBAN ON-LEVEL 11th grade students. (48% of on-level 11th grade students scored 3's and 9% scored 4's!!). Included are detailed teaching ideas for each of the four steps, BS "Believable Story" Essay handout, detailed rubric, and two literary pieces to use for teaching "evoking emotion". If you have questions on how to implement this, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.