Students will learn to write a three-paragraph essay with an introduction in the first paragraph, the body in the second paragraph, and the conclusion in the third paragraph. The introduction intrigues the reader, gives the history of the subject, and defines the topic. The body explains, comments on, and interprets the subject using examples or reasons. The conclusion talks about the future or draws an interesting conclusion.
It should take two class periods to write a well-developed three-paragraph essay—twenty minutes to fill out the wheels and forty-five minutes to write the essay and proofread it.
Students will be able to do the following:
* brainstorm using three graphic organizers (wheels)
* write three well-developed paragraphs using complete sentences
* proofread their work
* use a rubric to evaluate their work
The 16-page PDF contains the following:
* step-by-step instructions
* example with answer key
* topics for subject-specific writing assignments
* handouts that explain the writing process
* scoring rubric for writing assignments
Materials align to the Common Core standards.
Writing a Three-Paragraph Essay
by Jan Cosner
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License