Elementary & Primary School Essay Writing Introduction

ES3 Elementary School & Primary School: Introduction to Essay Writing

Introduction to Essay Writing Course Overview

This course introduces elementary students to longer forms of writing. It prepares students for essay writing by engaging them in the process of writing various types paragraphs such as expository, persuasive, and narrative. The culminating activity of the course is writing a five paragraph narrative essay.

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Intro to the Essay Writing Course Objectives by Unit:

Unit 1 – Fact or Opinion, Comparing and Contrasting

By the end of week 1, students will be able to explain the difference between a fact and an opinion, and they will compare and contrast items using facts.

Unit 2 – Excellent Expository

By the end of the second week, students will be able to write an expository paragraph.

Unit 3 – Persuasive Paragraph

By the end of unit 3, students will be able to write a persuasive paragraph.

Unit 4 – Verb Tense

By the end of the fourth unit, students will be able to identify and write verbs in their proper tenses. Students will also write using stronger, more specific verbs.

Unit 5 – Adverbs

By the end of the fifth week, students will be able to identify and use adverbs in sentences and paragraphs.

Unit 6 – Setting, Character, and Plot

By the end of week 6, students will be able identify setting, character, and plot in a narrative.

Unit 7 – The Narrative Essay

By the end of unit 7, students will be able write a narrative essay.

Unit 8 – Put It All Together

By the end of the eighth unit, students will write a five paragraph essay.


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