Rough Drafting an Essay, Color-Coded Practice (modified)
Rough draft essay model rough drafting practice
>Beginner's guide to outlining essays for struggling or beginning writers
>A practice worksheet
>Great for use until students get the gist of standard five paragraph essay layouts
>Most appropriate for middle school, or, high schoolers below grade level
>Color-coding helps distinguish the different parts of an essay
>Great for struggling students
>A modified worksheet - but great for all students
(Your SpEd department will be quite pleased)
>Using the intro as a guide, students write body paragraphs and a conclusion.
>Great whole class activity with the worksheet projected on the whiteboard/wall as well as provided to students as hard copy.
>Introduction paragraph is completed. (Topic is leadership. There are two possible sentences plugged in for each line.)
The following abbreviations are used in the doc:
THS = Thesis Sentence/Statement
SD = Supporting Detail
TS = Topic Sentence
>When rough drafting outlines, using these abbreviations can be very helpful until students are ready to write a rough draft.
>Provide every student a laminated copy of this to keep in writing folders.