Teaching Students to Write Effective Essays
This practical book presents ten scaffolded writing assignments that can be used within a writing workshop or as stand-alone activities. With each writing assignment, three scaffolded mini-lessons are also suggested. The genres here are all expository–including a Process Essay, Compare and Contrast Essay, Letter for Social Change, Personal Essay, and Poetry Analysis–and move students toward more and more sophisticated levels of explanation and persuasion. Reproducible assignment sheets, sample reading, and editing check sheets appear throughout.