This is a complete writing unit including 18 photocopy-ready pages for students to interact with. This product walks students through a writing process which encourages them to elaborate on their thoughts and cite specific examples. It provides examples, rubrics, diagnostics, practice exercises and a final assessment with a rubric. Once my students have mastered this basic TREES structure for paragraph writing, I then teach them to use this structure to cite textual evidence from texts we are reading (hello Common Core). This unit is the first part of the scaffold to get them to that point. I have used this structure with my remedial students as well as my AP students and have found success. I hope your students find success with it as well.
In the next couple weeks I will be posting the second tier of lessons for this unit which include the textual evidence portion (just in time for some last-minute high-stakes test-prep). Stay tuned.