Essay Brainstorming & Organization
In eight years, I have taught about 1,000 middle school students and 990 of them struggled to plan and organize their essays. This session will show a one-plan-fits-all procedure to plan an essay around a thesis statement.
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Students will learn a tried and true method for beginning their essay writing tasks. We will brainstorm and build an essay plan around a thesis with a graphic organizer (chart). Here is an example essay topic for the class: Is clutter sometimes okay, or should you always try to be neat? This topic, or a similar one, will include reading passages to find evidence and help us decide our thesis. We will review what a thesis is, and what makes it important in an essay, with discussion and...
Students will understand the fundamental importance of planning. Students will be able to approach the task of writing an essay with a strategy and steps.
I have been teaching essay organization and writing to adolescents and teenagers for seven years. I have a great method and have developed and sold this curriculum to hundreds of teachers through Teachers Pay Teachers. It works!
Students can complete the essay plan during class, and submit the completed essay after class to receive feedback.
I will provide my essay planning sheet of awesomeness for your learner to use for any future writing assignments. They should be able to open this and write on it with some type of word processor. I can share it through Google Docs or as a .docx file.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I will provide feedback on all student's essays, or just the plan, if they submit them to the classroom when class is over. This feedback will offer a praise and a polish :)
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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17 total reviews
26 completed classes
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