Essay Genre: Essay Planning Sheet

 
Name ________________________ # ________                        Date _______________

Sixth Grade Essay Plan

Paragraph 1 (Introduction)

Engage the reader and make a thesis statement.  (The thesis statement tells what the essay is about.)

 
Paragraph 2 Transition words/phrase _______________________________

Your first supporting reason/evidence: _________________________________________

Details, insights, and examples to support your reason:

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Paragraph 3 Transition words/phrase _______________________________

Your second supporting reason/evidence: _________________________________________

Details, insights, and examples to support your reason:

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2.

3.

Paragraph 4 Transition words/phrase _______________________________

Your third supporting reason/evidence: _________________________________________

Details, insights, and examples to support your reason:

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3.

Paragraph 5 (Conclusion/Closing) Transition words/phrase _____________

Conclusion that restates the thesis creatively and in one full paragraph:

Now write your expository essay (which must be at least five paragraphs) from this plan.  Make sure that you include supporting evidence for your thesis and that you provide visual imagery for the reader.  Remember to include both complex and compound sentences.

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