The Spring Break of My Dreams Scaffolded Essay Writing Kit

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Not Grade Specific
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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).
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.


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