FIRST STEP: CREATING A PLANNING SHEET
The grading scale is as follows:
U= Un-scorable 0%
Your essay should have a general format as follow:
Introduction Paragraph w/ Thesis Statement and
3 Body Paragraphs (at least) which all start with
transitions and include details and support (FRIES and
Conclusion which restates your thesis and wraps up your
A thesis statement puts your 3 supporting points into
The thesis statement is ALWAYS the last sentence in
Your thesis statement should prepare your reader for
what will be included in your essay.
All timed writing test will be 45 minutes.
You should take the first 5 minutes to plan…
Then next 35 minutes to write your essay….
And most importantly the last 5 minutes should be
dedicated to proofreading.
1ST Supporting 2nd Supporting 3rd Supporting
1. DETAILS 1. DETAILS 1. DETAILS
2. DETAILS 2. DETAILS 2. DETAILS
3. DETAILS 3. DETAILS 3. DETAILS
Complete a Planning Sheet for the following
prompt for HW:
Everyone has jobs or chores.
Directions for Writing:
Before you begin writing, think about why you do one of
your jobs or chores.
Now explain why you do one of your jobs or chores.
Fun I meet new students School Events
1. Field Trips 1. Interesting students 1. Football games
2. Cool Projects 2. Cool Parents 2. Basketball
3. Assemblies/ Pep 3. Fun classroom 3. Dance Team/
Thesis Statement: I teach because it is fun, I meet great new students every year, and
the school events are so exciting!