This is a kid friendly rubric that rewards students for going above and beyond the minimum amount needed for a solid essay. I attach this rubric to each essay written so the students know where they need to improve.
This task is meant to go along with the Journeys Reading Series story and extra text that goes along with Yonder Mountain. It uses both texts to help the students think deeper about the main themes in both of the stories.
This is an organzier for writing with the TIDE and POW method. I usually write in the prompt before printing and then the students have an easy organizer to begin successful paragraphs and essays. It is meant to be printed as double sided so the