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Fifteen lessons developed by master writing teachers guide students to write thoughtful, well-structured essays—from informative to persuasive. These step-by-step lessons use a simple, but effective graphic organizer to show how the parts of an essay work together to create a cohesive whole. Each lesson provides differentiation tips for striving and advanced writers. Also included are sample essays that can be used to model and discuss structure and technique! 112 pages poster.
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Differentiation: Start by addressing the whole class, then move around the room to address individuals who may be working with the umbrella activity.
• Developing Writers: The 4 Steps to Writing a Three-Prong Thesis Class Activity and Homework identify three specific sub-points that will become the topic of a prong in the body. Use this format for developing writers and writers who need to focus on content and organization.
• Advanced Writers: The 4 Steps to Writing an Umbrella Thesis Activity and Homework is an over-arching statement that identifies a single broad trait from which sub-points can be drawn. Use this format for writers who have a strong grasp of content and organization.