Reflection: Staircase of Complexity The First Step Toward Writing Outstanding Essays: Crafting an Outline - Section 3: The Ever-Important Thesis


Almost everyone had a substantial outline mostly completed by the end of class today. It seems that the graphic organizer helped walked them through each step of the essay. It is a relatively easy pre-writing activity, especially compared to the extensive outline I have asked them to do, but I think it seemed easier for them today precisely because they have had to complete the more extensive outline on every other essay. I have started the year with this worksheet in the past, but I did have the same results as I had today. At this point, I am excited to read these essays because they seem strong already. 

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The First Step Toward Writing Outstanding Essays: Crafting an Outline

Unit 6: Great Expectations: The Final Assessment
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: SWBAT develop and strengthen writing by planning by producing a robust outline for a long composition on Great Expectations.

Big Idea: Today's class will prove that robust outlines make writing an essay easy.

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