Beginning essay Writing: Exactly About Me

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Materials and preparation

  • Story paper
  • Lined paper
  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • write
  • sentence
  • topic

Learning Objectives

Students should be able to write a straightforward story about one topic with relevant details critical link.


  • Tell the students that today, they can draw and color a photo about something that means they are happy.
  • Provide them with time for you brainstorm some topics.
  • Give them several ideas such as animals, toys, games, favorite food if they are stuck and cannot think of anything.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

  • Choose an interest of interest for your requirements.
  • Draw an image to go right along with it. Show the students how the drawing does not have to be perfect.
  • Demonstrate for the students how you would choose words that describe your picture.
  • Make a list and write those words from the board.
  • Use 2-3 of these expressed words in a sentence.
  • Show the students the way the sentences connect with the picture.

Gu >(15 minutes)

  • Instruct the students to think of several words that tell about the picture they drew.
  • Ask them to write the expressed words on lined paper.

Independent time that is working

  • Tell the students to think of sentences that tell about their pictures before they start writing.
  • Have students turn and keep in touch with an elbow partner to describe the matter that is very important to them orally using relevant details
  • Have them write 1-2 sentences about the picture.


  • Enrichment: Encourage advanced students to create a paragraph about their picture. They may would you like to add additional pictures and writing, encourage them to do so.
  • Support: Struggling students may give attention to correct spelling. Because this is beginning writing, encourage them to sound out words or write them phonetically. You are able to assist them.


  • Collect the papers.
  • See the sentences. Check to be sure they match the image and stayed on topic.
  • If students stayed on topic, they can write more independently.
  • Meet individually with students who may require extra help.

Review and closing

  • Allow students to generally share their writing with a partner before choosing a few volunteers to share with you their writing aided by the whole class.

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