The Spring Break of My Dreams Scaffolded Essay Writing Kit

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Not Grade Specific
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14 pages
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Writing for authentic purposes is a best practice. This differentiated, scaffolded writing kit invites your students to imagine their dream Spring Break. Then it supports them throughout the writing process at their own current levels of proficiency. This is the perfect "We need to do some meaningful academics before Spring Break, but we're really fried" kind of activity.


  • Printing instructions for below, approaching, and at or above grade level writers
  • Cover page
  • Prompt page
  • Scaffolded prewriting pages
    • Descriptive support chart
    • Paragraph elaboration pages
    • Word referent pages

  • Partially written model essays
  • Blank essay pages
  • Peer revision, editing, proofreading page

Note that this item is included in my "Bundle o' Essay Writing Kits" 4-pack. Buy big and save! Really get your students used to a particular process.

Total Pages
14 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.


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