In my sophomore and junior classes I begin the school year with these packets. I find that students have difficulty with writing. This packet shows students how to properly answer a question, how to write a topic sentence, and how to write a concluding sentence. I also created a five point Social Science rubric to assess their writing. I provide each of my students a copy of this packet at the beginning of the year and we use them almost daily. My students shared that sometimes they even use my writing packets to help them in other classes!