Professional Essay Writing Help

Essay writing is a skill that students can learn in the middle grades and will carry with them through college. Sadly, this wasn’t a skill I
learned until high school, but with CCSS, writing extensive/elaborate pieces is now a requirement of our students at all levels, specifically
in the middle grades.

For this reason, I created this ESSAY WRITING pack of articles. I wanted to help my students be able to construct a thorough essay
that required them to write 5-paragraphs effectively and successfully, taking the students through the brainstorm, drafting, editing, and publishing stages.

It takes my students about 7 class periods to complete the entire process, depending on how quickly they are able to word process.
It may take your students more or less time.

Essay Writing: AGENDA

Day 1: Teacher-directed brainstorm ideas based on the topic given and construct topic sentence.

Day 2: Complete Bing, Bang, and Bongo body paragraphs. Instruction focused on creating an opening sentence that introduces the idea
shared.

Day 3: Write introduction and conclusion.

Day 4: Write entire rough draft beginning with the title, introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and conclusion. Prepare to edit with partner.

Day 5: Editing Day with teacher or partner. I have students pair up based on ability-high with low and middles with middles. Use any checklist that you find beneficial. I have mine focus on CUPS, capitalization, usage/grammar, punctuation, spelling, and organization.

Day 5 HOMEWORK: Re-write final draft for typing on laptops.

Day 6 and Day 7: Publish essay on computer.

Bing, Bang, Bongo Essay Organizer

Topic Sentence: (What is your piece about? What three pieces of info do you want to share with the reader based on the topic of your piece?)

Bing- Body Paragraph #1:
Bing Opening Sentence: (What is the first idea you shared in your topic sentence?
This is where you introduce that first idea.)

Concluding Sentence: (Bring this paragraph to an end so the reader is ready to move on to your next idea shared in your topic sentence.)

Bang –Body Paragraph #2:
Bang Opening Sentence: (What is the second idea you shared in your topic sentence? Next to 1-3, you share and explain using detail this second idea to the reader.)

Concluding Sentence: (Bring this paragraph to an end so the reader is ready to move on to your last idea shared in your topic sentence.)

Bongo-Body Paragraph #3:
Bongo Opening Sentence: (What is the third and final idea you shared with the reader in your topic sentence? Next to 1-3, you share and explain using detail this final idea from your topic sentence.)

Concluding Sentence: (Bring this paragraph to an end so the reader is ready to move on to your next idea shared in your topic sentence.)

With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.