Essay Writing Package Overview

Prewriting

Step 1: Brainstorm
Students are provided with the task and asked to create a web or list to start the essay writing process.

Step 2: Compose a Thesis Statement
Students are provided instruction on how to complete a three-pronged thesis statement for their essay topic.

Step 3: Outline Your Essay
Students are provided with a graphic organizer to help them organize their thoughts for their essay.

Drafting

Step 4: Write Body Paragraphs
Workspace and detailed instructions are provided in this step.

Step 5: Write Introduction
Workspace and detailed instructions are provided in this step.

Step 6: Write Conclusion
Workspace and detailed instructions are provided in this step.

Revising

Step 7: Revising
Detailed instructions and checklists with guiding questions are provided to help students revise
their essays.

Editing

Step 8: Editing
Detailed instructions and checklists with guiding questions are provided to help students revise
their essays.

Peer Review

Step 9: Peer Review
Detailed instructions, checklists, and a comment/feedback form are provided to help students
work together to revise and edit each others’ essays.

Evaluate

Step 10: Evaluate
Instructions are provided to get students to reflect on their work.

Publish

Step 11: Publish
Instructions are provided to get students to make a final copy of their work.

Evaluation

A detailed rubric is provided to help teachers assess their students’ work.

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