The Essay Writing Unit is based on the four-square method of writing. Teacher notes regarding the four-square method of writing an essay are included. Students are introduced to Writing the Essay, the Descriptive Essay, and the Persuasive Essay.
This unit was written specifically for students in grades 6, 7, 8 but can easily be adapted to younger and older grades. Feel free to adjust the times for each introduction, lesson, activity, share and write time to better suit your classroom.
Activities and handouts are also included for Transitional Words and Phrases, Vivid Words, and Rules on Use of Commas and Semi-Colons.
I wish you great success and great writing!
This is Unit Two of Three.
Unit One: The Short Story Writing Unit
Unit Two: The Essay Writing Unit
Unit Three: The Free Verse Writing Unit