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Elementary Language Arts - Essay Writing

Essay Writing

Narrative | Expository | Persuasive

links verified 10/28/2015


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. 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.]
  4. Expository Writing Prompts - over 240 different writing prompts for elementary and middle school students.
  5. 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.]
  6. Expository Essays - Some things to consider when writing expository essays.
  7. Expository Writing Rubric - very detailed An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  8. 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
  9. Writing a "How-to" Explanation - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  10. Self Evaluation Writing Rubric - Check yourself!
  11. Writing Paragraphs - Precise instructions with definitions of each part.

Narrative Essays

  1. 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.]
  2. 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.]
  3. Template for writing a narrative - Scaffolding guide for students This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  4. 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.]
  5. Narrative Essay - article on how to write a narrative essay
  6. Ten Narrative Writing Prompts - targeted mainly at high school teachers, but the questions can be modified
  7. Ten Prewriting Exercises for Personal Narratives
  8. 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
  9. Self Evaluation Writing Rubric - Check yourself!
  10. Writing Paragraphs - Precise instructions with definitions of each part.

Persuasive writing

  1. Persuasive Writing Prompts from a home schooling site
  2. 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!
  3. Writing to Persuade - Persuasion means making someone with a different point of view from your own change their mind to your way of thinking.
  4. Argument & Persuasive Writing Lesson plans and teaching resources - many lesson resources
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Study Guides and Strategies - persuasive writing
  9. Ten Persuasive Prompts: Persuasive-Descriptive
  10. Writing Paragraphs - Precise instructions with definitions of each part.

 

 

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