Students usually write their essays in the text structure of chronological order. This gets boring! Help your students create unique twists to their stories by introducing them do different types of text structures.
This PowerPoint contains a week's worth of mini-lessons to help you teach your students how to create realistic problems and solutions in their essays. It helps them transfer what they already know how to do in reading, complete a plot map, and incorporate these elements in their independent writing.
You may use this in writer's workshop, as a mini-lesson during whole group, or even walk through the entire lesson in one hour-long session. It is very adaptable. Although it is a PowerPoint, the notes at the bottom are scripted and explain each slide in detail. Enjoy!