Discuss the essay.Shareexamples of both a single paragraph and an essay for students to compare.
Discuss the organization of an essay.
Discuss the characteristics of a thesis.
Discuss the hints for writing a thesis.Share examples.
Discuss the steps to writing an essay. Share an example of each step.
Have students select a topic for an essay.Direct students to brainstorm, freewrite, or list ideas on their selected topic.Model clustering ideas and thesis development.
Have students draft an outline for their essay.Discuss the hints for outlining.Direct students to use the checklist for revising the outline of an essay.
Discuss the introduction.
Discuss hints for writing the introduction.
Discuss writing the body of the essay.Review the checklist for topic sentences of an essay.
Discuss developing body paragraphs.Review the checklist for developing body paragraphs for an essay.Discuss writing the conclusion.
Discuss revising the draft, transitions within paragraphs, and transitions between paragraphs.Share an example of an essay draft.
Discuss how to create a title.Share the final version of an essay.Review Lines of Detail, Topics for Writing, and Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing sections.Assign an essay for students to write independently. Allow students to self-select the topic for their essay.