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Elementary Language Arts - Essay Writing

Essay Writing

Narrative | Expository | Persuasive

links verified 12/2/2013


Expository Essays:
  1. Expository Prompts - from Jefferson County Schools [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  2. Expository Writing - Eight different examples of expository organizational patterns
  3. The Expository Essay - Examples of expository essays
  4. Expository Writing Prompts used in past Writing Assessments in Tennessee - Grade 8 [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  5. Expository Writing Prompts - over 240 different writing prompts for elementary and middle school students.
  6. Expository Writing Resources - from Lee's Summit School District [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  7. Expository Writing Prompts - 11 writing prompts [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  8. Expository Essays - Some things to consider when writing expository essays.
  9. Expository Writing Rubric - very detailed An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  10. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsFood for Thought - an expository writing lesson plan for eighth grade [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  11. Writing a "How-to" Explanation - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  12. Self Evaluation Writing Rubric - Check yourself!
  13. Writing Paragraphs - Precise instructions with definitions of each part.

Narrative Essays

  1. Narrative Essay - Article and help on writing narrative essay.
  2. Narrative Writing Prompts used in past Writing Assessments in Tennessee - Grade 5 [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  3. Narrative Writing Resources - from Lee's Summit School District [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  4. Step by step guide - Guide on writing an essay.
  5. Template for writing a narrative - Scaffolding guide for students This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  6. Multiple Paragraph Essay - pointers on writing an essay [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  7. Narrative Essay - article on how to write a narrative essay
  8. Narrative essay prompts - ten prompts [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  9. Ten Narrative Writing Prompts - targeted mainly at high school teachers, but the questions can be modified
  10. Ten Prewriting Exercises for Personal Narratives
  11. Narrative Writing Prompts - Elementary School [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  12. Student Writing Tools Handbook - [25 pages] Transitions, rubrics, grammar, citations, and more [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  13. Self Evaluation Writing Rubric - Check yourself!
  14. Writing Paragraphs - Precise instructions with definitions of each part.

Persuasive writing

  1. How are They Selling It? - students read three advertisements and evaluate the type of persuasive writing being employed This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Persuasive Writing Prompts from a home schooling site
  3. Scholastic's Writing Workshop - You already spend a lot of time trying to persuade your parents or teachers to allow you to watch more TV or do less homework. Now you can use those same skills to write a persuasive essay!
  4. Writing to Persuade - Persuasion means making someone with a different point of view from your own change their mind to your way of thinking.
  5. Argument & Persuasive Writing Lesson plans and teaching resources - many lesson resources
  6. Can You Convince Me? - basic concepts of lobbying for something that is important to them (or that they want) and making persuasive arguments. Lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. The Power of Persuasion - a WebQuest that challenges your students to investigate persuasive writing and develop critical reading skills
  8. The Power of Persuasive Writing - another WebQuest on the topic
  9. Practice with Argument - a lab activity to identify reasons and write an argument paragraph This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Practice with Argument - another lab activity to identify reasons and write an argument paragraph This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Study Guides and Strategies - persuasive writing
  12. Ten Persuasive Prompts: Persuasive-Descriptive
  13. Writing Paragraphs - Precise instructions with definitions of each part.

 

 

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