Three templates to help your struggling writers understand the layout and format of essay writing - freshly updated and Google Classroom-friendly! Includes three fill-in-the-blank five-paragraph essay templates: Expository, Persuasive, and Cause and Effect. Students are given topics to write about and fill in the blanks following a formulaic setup. Works very well for ESL, ELL, SPED, SDC, reluctant writers, or those students who are really struggling with writing and need some assistance to see and work through the structure of the specific structure of these specific essay types.
For EACH type of essay, Expository, Persuasive, and Cause/Effect, students are given a handout explaining the type of essay, a sample essay with "clues," a sample completed essay, and a BLANK essay template to complete!
PLEASE NOTE: Students are given vague topics from which they complete each essay template. The Expository Essay Template prompts students to write about something they do well, in the "How To" format. The Persuasive Template prompts students to write about something they strongly believe in, supporting their position with evidence. The Cause/Effect Essay Template prompts students to write about the causes of stress/anxiety for students, and guides them to complete the template. From there, students can be weaned away from the template to create their own essays from scratch.
Includes both PRINTABLE and DIGITAL VERSIONS for Distance Learning and In-Person Classrooms.