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Calling All Nonfiction Writers!

The hardest part of writing an essay can be the first few steps. This lesson and accompanying graphic organizers will help students map out their ideas and practice crafting paragraphs. With this support, your writers will be off and running!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to select a topic for an essay, identify supporting ideas and details, and write at least one paragraph.


(5 minutes)
Frame Your EssayMap Your EssayWrite Your Essay
  • Ask students to think of texts that have specific patterns or structures. A think-pair-share would work well.
  • Take ideas from the class and touch on the structure of each one (letters, speeches, songs, resumes, poems, etc.).

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fourth grade
Subject Reading & Writing