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Easy Essays in Three Steps

Dawn Capes
Beacon Learning Center (Bay District Schools)

Description

Does the FCAT writing section have you worried? Maybe you're not thrilled about your students'essays? This nine day mini unit is designed to help students understand and refine essays created for the writing section of the FCAT. Students should have a basic understanding of essays and conventions. This unit focuses on the five paragraph essay format as an option for students to use when creating their FCAT writing response.

Duration

The planned duration of this activity is 9 days.

Associated Files

Unit Plan Overview (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Diagnostic Assessment (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment (PDF)     File Extension:  pdf

Lesson Plans

Easy Essays Step One
This is the first lesson of a three-step Unit Plan: Easy Essays in Three Steps, designed to guide teachers through teaching the five-paragraph essay to students.

Easy Essays Step Two
This lesson is the second step in the UnitPlan: Easy Essays in Three Steps. Students participate in mini- lessons which will encourage better essay writing.

Easy Essays Step Three
This is the third step in a three-step Unit Plan: Easy Essays in Three Steps, which has been designed to guide teachers through teaching the five-paragraph essay format to students.

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Students develop a sense of ending by using closure and thought-provoking statements.
Trailblazing Conclusions

Students develop a sense of beginning by using strong leads.
Trailblazing Introductions

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