Essay Writing

Teaching the Basics from the Ground Up

The skills required to write an essay are the same skills required to write a speech, to prepare a persuasive argument, to prove a point, or to explain an idea. If we can help our students acquire these skills as we teach “the essay,” we will have assisted them in accomplishing truly valuable life skills.

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The skills required to write an essay are the same skills required to write a speech, to prepare a persuasive argument, to prove a point, or to explain an idea. If we can help our students acquire these skills as we teach “the essay,” we will have assisted them in accomplishing truly valuable life skills.

Essay Writing contains easy-to-incorporate lessons along with tips for teaching specific concepts that range from pre-writing exercises to revising and editing to celebrating...read more

About the Author(s)

Jock became a teacher for a number of reasons: "to try to emulate the great teachers I had had, to do better than those who were not so great, and because I enjoy working with people."

Table of Contents

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Introduction
1. What is an Essay?
2. First Things First
3. Assessment and Marking
4. Before Writing Begins
5. The Body of the Essay
6. Beginnings and Endings
7. After Writing
8. Types of Essays
A Final Word: Celebrate
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 5-12
Media: 96 pp/paper
Item No: 8210
ISBN: 978-155138-210-4

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