Writing

WRITING CONTENT
(What a Good Essay Does)

MLA Template

MLA FORMATTING TEMPLATES for GOOGLE DRIVE and MS-WORD

Graphic Organizers

Full Essay Graphic Organizer (Grade 10) – Helps you map out a full essay
Body Paragraph Organizer – a three-point argument to support a topic sentence

Introductory Paragraph

Introductory Paragraphs – The expectations and a sample
Thesis Statements – What makes a strong thesis statement
How to brainstorm a thesis of your own
Frosted Mini-Wheat Titles – How to title your essay

Body Paragraphs

Analysis Tips and Reminders
Tips on Close Reading
– and an EXAMPLE
Quote Analysis Exercise – A good resource to know if you are handling your quotes well

Concluding Paragraphs

Concluding Paragraphs – The expectations and a sample

Works Cited Page

Sample Works Cited Page
How to Format Different Types of Media on a Works Cited Page
Link to easybib.com – a great resource for helping format Works Cited pages

WRITING STYLE

Sentence Variety

WRITING MUSTS
(Classwide Style Expectations)

Freshmen Five (* = link goes to a Purdue OWL page, ** = link goes to Grammar Girl)

Correct Citation
Avoiding Casual Language**

FIRST SEMESTER

Sophomore Rules

Avoiding Common Errors:     Page 1     Page 2    Page 3    Page 4
FLUFF!!
Topic Sentences

SECOND SEMESTER

Explaining Evidence (Or “Subquoting”)
Using Quotes Correctly and Well
Transitioning: CLICK HERE* and HERE*

ANALYTICAL WRITING RUBRICS

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11

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