Writing a Research Essay - Aligned to the Common Core

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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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Over 40 pages of handouts, guides, and rubrics to make teaching essays as easy as possible. Great for cross-curricular work in social studies and science.

NEW - 2 Student Sample Essays (one on the Holocaust, one on Distracted Driving)
Essays include:
-Introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion
-in-text citations
-a works cited page.
Help students see what their essay should look like when they're done.

NEW - Argumentative Writing PowerPoint Presentation.
Includes tips for how to:
-write an introduction
-write good body paragraphs
*use counterarguments
*sample transition words
-write a conclusion

Writing Research Essay Guide for Students includes:
1) Brainstorming research ideas guide
2) List of sample research essay ideas
3) Five paragraph essay rubric for easy grading
4) Guide for due dates
5) Steps for narrowing down a topic
6) Guide for writing a thesis statement
7) Guide for writing a strong hook sentence
8) PowerPoint for sample hook sentences in research essays
9) Step-by-Step instructions for writing each paragraph of the essay

The teacher guide includes:
1) Calendar outline of when to teach what
2) List of the Common Core standards met (RI.7.1 & RI.7.3; W.7.2, W.7.4 - W.7.9)
3) Topic checkin sheet
4) Peer review checklist for editing essays

Give your students the step-by-step instructions they need to write an excellent research essay.

Pair this with the "Bibliography Guide for Research Writing - Common Core Aligned".
Total Pages
46 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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