Teaching essay writing

Improve your students' essay writing skills with these proven strategies. Discover techniques to engage and inspire your students to become confident and proficient essay writers.
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We recently completed our unit on Essay Writing, and for the most part it was successful! The objective of this unit was for students to understand and use a 4-paragraph organizational structure to support their opinion on a "big idea." You know....Common Core stuff. I also wanted students to use this structure to write several essays, so that they had enough practice to become fluent essay writers. This happened....with about 98% of my third graders. The "essay" organizational structure is…

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Christy Shepherd