This product contains:
*three essay options (one focused on theme, one on character relationships, and one on identifying character traits)
*essay outline for each essay
*introduction templates (for struggling writers)
*an example introduction and body paragraph
*a peer editing checklist
*an essay rubric
The essays meet the following common core standards:
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
All of the files are editable so that you can change whatever you need to meet the needs of your students!