Beginning essay Writing: Exactly About Me

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 simple story about one topic with relevant details.


  • Tell the students that today, they can draw and color a picture about anything that makes them happy.
  • Provide them with time for you brainstorm some topics.
  • Provide them with several ideas such as for instance animals, toys, games, favorite food if they are stuck and can’t think about anything.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

  • Choose a subject of interest to you personally.
  • Draw a essay writing picture to go right along with it. Show the learning students how the drawing need not be perfect.
  • Demonstrate for the students how you will choose words that describe your picture.
  • Make a list and write those expressed words in the board.
  • Use 2-3 of these expressed words in a sentence.
  • Show the students how the sentences relate with the image.

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 working time

  • Tell the students to think of sentences that tell about their pictures before they start writing.
  • Have students turn and communicate with an elbow partner to explain the matter that is essential in their mind orally using relevant details
  • Ask them to write 1-2 sentences about the picture.


  • Enrichment: Encourage advanced students to publish a paragraph about their picture. They might like to add pictures that are additional writing, encourage them to do so.
  • Support: Struggling students may give attention to correct spelling. Since this is beginning writing, encourage them to sound out words or write them phonetically. It is possible to assist them.


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

Review and closing

  • Allow students to fairly share their writing with a partner before selecting a couple of volunteers to talk about their writing because of the whole class.

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