I’m planning on having my students complete an “on-demand” personal essay for the next two days before we begin our unit of study on persuasive letter writing. These are the guidelines I put together for them, which is modified from the original document I put together with two of my former colleagues, Christina and Artemis, last spring. Instead of giving my students one day to complete a five paragraph essay, which is how this on-demand piece was originally structured, I broke it down into two days.
An updated on how it works out will follow later this week.
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.