PRE-PLANING ESSAY TEMPLATE THINK IT! PLAN IT! WRITE IT!

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					          PRE-PLANING ESSAY TEMPLATE
                                                                                          Name: _______________
            THINK IT! PLAN IT! WRITE IT!                                                   Date: __________


          What is your topic?



                                                                                Attention Grabbing, Creative and Topic Appropriate Introduction




THESIS: Basically your point!
                                                                Support Point 1: This becomes your 1st paragraph




                                                                     Support Point 2: This becomes your 2nd paragraph



                                                                         Support Point 3: This becomes your 3rd paragraph


                 Paragraph 1: Now YOU MUST Support each idea!

                 Help It 1:

                 Make it Stronger 2:

                 Finish Strong 3:




                 Paragraph 2: Now YOU MUST Support each idea!

                 Help It 1:

                 Make it Stronger 2:

                 Finish Strong 3:




                 Paragraph 3: Now YOU MUST Support each idea!

                 Help It 1:

                 Make it Stronger 2:

                 Finish Strong 3:




 THESIS RECAP: Basically your
 point but stated a little differ-
 ently!




                                                                                          Attention Grabbing, Creative and Topic Appropriate Closing
         PRE-PLANING ESSAY CHECKLIST
                                                                                     Name: _______________

        THINK IT! PLAN IT! WRITE IT! DO                                                Date: __________



•       I have proof that I took time to pre-     Not Acceptable      Approaching
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                                                                                          Competent           Excellent          Insufficient

        plan my essay!                             Not at Grade       Not at Grade      At Grade Level     At Grade Level       Not at Grade




•       My essay has an interesting attention     Not Acceptable      Approaching
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                                                                                          Competent           Excellent          Insufficient

        grabbing, creative and appropriate         Not at Grade       Not at Grade      At Grade Level     At Grade Level       Not at Grade
        introduction:




•       My essay has a thesis statement that      Not Acceptable      Approaching
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        is clear, to the point and logical:        Not at Grade       Not at Grade      At Grade Level     At Grade Level       Not at Grade




•       My essay has three support ideas in       Not Acceptable      Approaching
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                                                                                          Competent           Excellent          Insufficient

        the first paragraph that help my the-      Not at Grade       Not at Grade      At Grade Level     At Grade Level       Not at Grade
        sis statement:




            •      My first paragraph in the body of the          Not Acceptable     Approaching
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                                                                                                          Competent           Excellent           Insufficient

                   essay has three support ideas that              Not at Grade      Not at Grade     At Grade Level        At Grade Level        Not at Grade
                   help my first point:




            •      My second paragraph in the body of             Not Acceptable     Approaching
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                                                                                                          Competent           Excellent           Insufficient

                   the essay has three support ideas               Not at Grade      Not at Grade     At Grade Level        At Grade Level        Not at Grade
                   that help my second point:




            •       My third paragraph in the body of the          Not Acceptable      Approaching
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                                                                                                           Competent           Excellent           Insufficient
                    essay has three support ideas that              Not at Grade       Not at Grade      At Grade Level     At Grade Level        Not at Grade
                    help my last point:




    •    I conclude my essay by restating my        Not Acceptable      Approaching
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                                                                                            Competent           Excellent          Insufficient

         thesis just a little differently along      Not at Grade       Not at Grade      At Grade Level     At Grade Level       Not at Grade
         with my three support points:




    •    My essay has ends with logical con-        Not Acceptable      Approaching
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                                                                                            Competent           Excellent          Insufficient
         clusion that is creative, interesting       Not at Grade       Not at Grade      At Grade Level     At Grade Level       Not at Grade
         and appropriate: