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Essay Architect Writing System
Essay Architect Essay Writing System
 
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ISBN: 978-1-938913-58-7
Pages: 213
Copyright: 2012
Writer: Kristen Bowers

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Our Essay Architect Writing System, the second book in our three-part essay writing series is designed specifically for students who are able to write a few paragraphs, but are having trouble reaching a five-paragraph minimum. Essay Architect also helps those students who are struggling to understand writing prompts, and are confused about how to construct different types of essays for various tasks and assessments. With Essay Architect, students are given a step-by-step, practical approach to writing a five paragraph essay, from learning the essential structure and terminology of writing, to in-depth practice writing each part of the essay, to reviewing and peer-editing model and non-model essays, to learning the specifics of how to write and organize each type of essay, to polishing the essay in its final stages.

The Essay Architect Writing System helps students learn the blueprint of the five-paragraph essay, giving them the skills to confidently plan and write a basic five-paragraph essay when required. Best of all, we have included sections exploring each type of essay, including Persuasive/Argumentative essays (taught as one type of essay), Cause and Effect essays, Compare and Contrast essays, Descriptive essays, Informative/Explanatory essays (taught as one type of essay), Reflective/Personal Narrative essays (taught as one type of essay), Response to Literature essays, and Research Papers.

Section One: Preparing to Write
This section focuses on the structure and terminology of an essay plus tools for approaching the planning stages, including
  • Essay Writing Terms
  • General Essay Structure
  • Types of Essays handout
  • notes on Reading an Essay Prompt
  • Brainstorming Your Topic handout
  • General Pre-Writing Essay Planner
  • Essay Rubric
Section Two: Practicing the Basics
This section takes what students have learned in the first section and puts everything into practice.
  • Writing Effective Titles
  • Writing Grabbers
  • Writing Focus Statements
  • Recognizing Thesis Statements
  • Types of Thesis Statements
  • "Better" Thesis Statements
  • Writing Topic Sentences
  • Powerful Challenges
  • Using Appropriate Tone
  • Writing with a Purpose
Section Three: Piecing an Essay Together
In section Three, students have the opportunity to complete a hands-on activity, literally cutting and pasting the parts of an essay together. Using the skills they have learned, students cut apart a scrambled essay, then glue the sentences in the appropriate order, giving students a tactile approach to the necessary parts of a five-paragraph essay. Three different types of essays have been provided for this activity (Informative Essay, Compare/Contrast Essay, and Argumentative Essay), including the sample essay in its entirety.

Section Four: Investigating Types of Essays
In section Four, students study each type of essay in detail. Students learn how to approach each type of essay, as they are given handouts and activities that give students tips, hints, and skills to approach each, including sections on
  • Argumentative Essays
    • - Organizing Argumentative Essays
    • - Logic and Emotion in Persuasive Writing
    • - Practicing the Skill: Logic and Emotion in Persuasive Writing
    • - What Will the Opposition Say?
    • - Argumentative Essay Organizer Prompt
    • - Argumentative Essay Organizer blank
    • - Argumentative Essay Structure
    • - Argumentative Essay Peer Editing Checklist
    • - Argumentative Essay Rubric for grading
  • Cause and Effect Essays
    • - Organizing Cause/Effect Essays
    • - Fishbone Diagram
    • - Cause and Effect Essay Organizer Prompt
    • - Cause and Effect Essay Organizer blank
    • - Cause and Effect Essay Structure
    • - Cause and Effect Essay Peer Editing Checklist
    • - Cause and Effect Essay Rubric for grading
  • Compare and Contrast Essays
    • - Organizing Compare and Contrast Essays
    • - Verbal Cues: The Keys to the Compare/Contrast Essay
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Organizer Prompt
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Organizer blank
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Structure
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Peer Editing Checklist
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Rubric for grading
  • Descriptive Essays
    • - Organizing Compare and Contrast Essays
    • - Show, Don't Tell
    • - Powerful Verbs
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Organizer Prompt
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Organizer blank
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Structure
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Peer Editing Checklist
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Rubric for grading
  • Reflective/Narrative Essays
    • - Organizing Reflective/Narrative Essays
    • - Show, Don't Tell
    • - Powerful Verbs
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Organizer Prompt
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Organizer blank
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Structure
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Peer Editing Checklist
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Rubric for grading
  • Response to Literature Essays
    • - Organizing Compare and Contrast Essays
    • - Literary Terms to Know
    • - Finding Supporting Quotations
    • - Incorporating Quotations into a Response to Literature Essay
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Organizer Prompt
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Organizer blank
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Structure
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Peer Editing Checklist
    • - Compare and Contrast Essay Rubric for grading
  • Informative/Explanatory Essays
    • - Organizing Informative/Explanatory Essays
    • - Informative/Explanatory Essay Organizer Prompt
    • - Informative/Explanatory Essay Organizer blank
    • - Informative/Explanatory Essay Structure
    • - Informative/Explanatory Essay Peer Editing Checklist
    • - Informative/Explanatory Essay Rubric for grading
Section Five: Teaching Research Papers
This special section on research papers includes
  • notes on how to detect and avoid Plagiarism
  • plagiarism WebQuest activity
  • Researching the "Old-Fashioned" Way
  • Researching in the Modern World
  • Evaluating Internet Sources
  • Incorporating Support into a Research Paper
  • MLA Format and Style
  • Print Publications - MLA Format
  • Web Publications - MLA Format
  • Using "Research Notes" Pages
  • Using "Sources" Pages
  • Research Paper Organizer Prompt
  • Research Paper Organizer
  • Research Paper Peer Editing Checklist
  • Research Paper Rubric
Section Six: Evaluating Essays
An entire section dedicated to model and non-model essays for students to evaluate, peer edit, and discuss. Essay are written by real students, and present real-life teachable opportunities that will have student giggling and groaning as they encounter many of the old writing errors they used to make themselves! 22 model and non-model essays are provided.

Section Seven: Resources, Tips, and Hints
An entire section of resources and references that can be used in writer's notebooks or interactive notebooks, including
  • 545 of the Most Frequently Misspelled Words
  • Commonly Confused Words
  • Words to Avoid
  • Vivid Word Choice
  • Over 1500 More Powerful Verbs
  • Building Bridges (transition words)

HUNDREDS of Essay Prompts and topics for all types of essays that will get your students writing!

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