Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit
Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit
Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit
Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit
Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit
Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit
Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit
Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit
Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit
Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit
Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit
Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit

Essay Writing Lesson, Activity Year-Long BUNDLE: 5-Paragraph Essay Writing Unit

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Unlock Your Students' Writing Potential: The Ultimate Essay Writing Program for Middle and High Schoolers on TpT! This newly REVISED Bestseller Essay Architect Writing System BUNDLE is chock-full with everything you need to teach a complete 5-paragraph essay. Students will learn everything about writing a great essay, from the essential structure, organization, and terminology of the essay, to in-depth practice on the elements of the essay, to reviewing and peer-editing model and non-model essays, to learning the specifics of how to write and organize each type of essay, to polishing the essay in its final stages -- step-by-step. Enough material for a year-long writing program!

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Do your students struggle with writing more than one or two paragraphs for an essay? Are your students confused about the different types of essays and how to tackle the nuances of each? Are you exhausted and frustrated having to grade essays that show little growth? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this BESTSELLING Essay Architect Writing System is right for you! 

Students have the opportunity to learn and practice every step of the process before actually writing an essay and learn how to evaluate and assess other essays to recognize high-quality, well-written essays, as well as poorly-written, weak writing. Best of all, we have included an in-depth study of each type of essay, including essay-specific organizers, prompts, notes, peer-editing checklists, and rubrics for Persuasive/Argumentative, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Descriptive, Informative/Explanatory, Reflective, and Response to Literature Essays.

This Essay Architect Writing System is perfect for grade-level middle school and struggling high school students who cannot write more than one or two paragraphs at a time. This program best helps those students who are able to write at least one paragraph in response to an essay prompt.***
***For those students who struggle with sentence structure and basic writing skills, see the first book in this series, our Essay Apprentice Writing System (Rated 4.0)***

Here's what one teacher said: 

This unit was absolutely one of the best investments I made last year as a new English teacher. I recommend this unit to ALL of my English teacher friends. Teaches writing in a way kids truly understand. Thank you! - Nicole B.

HOW TO USE THIS SYSTEM: (more details given in Teacher Notes and Sample Agenda)

In this crucial first step, students are introduced to the basic terminology and
essay structure they will be working with during this entire program. It is
important that students become familiar with these terms and that they feel
confident with the basic “skeleton” of the essay in order to move beyond into
the actual construction of the five-paragraph essay.
For Part ONE, you'll need the folder labeled:
Essay Terms and Essay Structure Graphic Organizers with Quiz, Style Guide
which includes:
Teacher Notes
Glossary of Essay Writing Terminology
Essay Writing Terminology Blank
Sample Student Essay
Five-Paragraph Essay Structure Graphic Organizer
Essay Structure Graphic Organizer blank
Quiz on Essay Terminology and Structure
General Essay Organizer Graphic Organizer
General Essay Style Guide Student Checklist
General Essay Rubric
After preparation, students must practice the skills of good writing, step by step.

By practicing these essential elements, implementation of these concepts will
become second nature, liberating students to be able to eventually shape and
polish their essays with great ideas.
For Part TWO, you'll need the folder labeled:
Teaching the Essay Writing Process - Essay Writing Basics Resource BUNDLE, which includes:
Writing Effective Essay Titles
Writing Power-Packed Grabbers
Writing Focus Statements
Writing Thesis Statements for Essays
Writing Topic Sentences
Writing Powerful Challenges
Author's Purpose Worksheets
Reading an Essay Prompt Lesson
Using Appropriate Tone in Writing
Writing Short Response Answers and Answering Essay Questions
This optional section is to help students take what they learned in Parts 1 and 2
and piece an essay together using their skills. This fun activity helps students
realize how much they have learned as they put their knowledge into practice.
For Part THREE, you'll need the folder labeled:
Scrambled Essay Activities - Essay Structure and Organization Practice
which includes:
Teacher Notes & Preparation Instructions
3 Different Scrambled 5-paragraph essays of varying difficulty levels
"Piecing and Essay Together" Graphic Organizers for all three essays
Completed (Unscrambled) Graphic Organizers for review for all three essays
Complete Product - the full 5-paragraph essay for all three essays
Emphasis has been placed on the process of peer editing so that students can
actively learn from each other’s mistakes and become the “experts” in this
process. Students have the opportunity to read and evaluate "real" student
essays (deliberately created with both good and poor writing, grammar,
spelling, structure, etc.) in order to put their newly-acquired skills and
confidence to the test. It is strongly believed that the more students are able to
recognize these elements in others’ writing, the better they will be at
recognizing and using (or avoiding) these elements in their own writing.
For Part FOUR, you'll need the folder labeled:
Evaluating Essays and Peer Editing Checklist System
which includes:
Teacher's Notes
Peer-Editing Instructions
Evaluating Essays handout and checklist
General Essay Rubric
Sample Essay for whole-class evaluation
Peer-Editing Checklist with sample evaluation of Sample Essay
Sample Essay Evaluation with sample edits/marks
Sample Essay Rubric with sample evaluation
Blank Peer Editing Checklist
6 Sample Student Essays (Argumentative/Persuasive, Cause/Effect,
Compare/Contrast, Narrative, Informative/Explanatory, Reflective)
An in-depth study of Persuasive Essays, Argumentative Essays, Cause and Effect Essays, Compare and Contrast Essays, Descriptive Essays, Informative/Explanatory Essays, Reflective Essays, and Response to Literature
Essays have been included in this system.
Each Essay Unit includes unique and essay-specific organizers, prompts, notes,
peer-editing checklists, rubrics, essay prompts, and model and non-model
student essays for evaluation. Take the time to recognize the similarities and differences between each type of essay, which will help students tackle state and local assessments as well as class assignments with these valuable handouts and activities.
Once students are completely familiar and comfortable with the general essay
structure and terms and are feeling more confident that they have a sense of
what a good essay looks like, it is time to learn the differences between the
types of essays.
You may tackle this section two ways: either you can teach all the essay types in succession, or you can teach the different types of essays as students are
required to learn them, i.e. in preparation for benchmark exams or before state
If you decide to teach all the essays in succession, be sure to take the time to
review the differences right before an exam. The program is effective either
For Part FIVE, you'll need the folders labeled:
Argumentative/Persuasive Essays BUNDLE
Cause/Effect Essays BUNDLE
Compare/Contrast Essays BUNDLE
Descriptive Essays BUNDLE
Informative/Explanatory Essays BUNDLE
Reflective Essays BUNDLE
Response to Literature Essays BUNDLE
Teaching each of these types of essays will take approximately 2-4 weeks. For each essay, follow the instructions and teacher notes included in each bundle.
The process of polishing is like putting the icing on the cake. You have been
provided with numerous resources that will help students repair and improve
their essays through the use of bridges (transitions), improved word choice,
more active verbs, more powerful details and examples, and more. Once students have completed the process of polishing their essays, they will
have a well-written, well-structured final product.
You may want to focus on one particular aspect per essay unit so as not to
overwhelm students. For example, focus only on improving word choice
with the Show Don't Tell activity and Vivid Verbs with your unit on Descriptive
Essays Unit. Or focus on tone with the Argumentative/Persuasive Essay Unit
by having students complete Using Appropriate Tone in Writing and improving
the tone of their essay with the Identifying Tone Lesson Handout & Word Lists
for Tone and Mood.
At the end of each specific essay unit, the final step will be for you to evaluate
and score the essay using either the essay-specific rubric provided for you in
this system. Repeat this process for each specific essay unit.
For Part SIX, look for the folder labeled
Writing Resource BUNDLE: Writing Activities, Lessons, Resources
which includes:
100 Words to Avoid PLUS Over 400 Synonyms to Improve Word Choice
Character Traits List
Commonly Confused Words List
Frequently Misspelled Words List
Reading an Essay Prompt Lesson
Show Don't Tell
Transition Words & Phrases
Understanding Idioms and Expressions
Using a Dictionary
Using a Thesaurus
Verbs List
SENSORY and COLOR Synonyms Words List
Using Appropriate Tone in Writing
Identifying Tone Lesson Handout & Word Lists for Tone and Mood

Heather R. said: Wow! I did not realize how much I needed this resource until I downloaded it and started using it. My students are well below grade level on writing, and your materials provided the structure and format I needed to take their writing to the next level. Previous resources have felt all over the place and inconsistent. I love how you use a consistent format, so that the students can learn it once and apply it to different types of essays. Thank you for your hard work on putting these materials together to share with us!

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